Preparing for Your AWS Cloud Modernization

The U.S. Air Force uses the Integrated Logistics System – Supply (ILS-S) as a mainstay of its supply chain. Originally deployed in the 1960s, the ILS-S was composed of legacy languages like Unisys COBOL and Assembly. Modernization would allow the USAF to reduce costs surrounding both maintenance and use of this mission-critical software.

The application’s 1.3 million lines of COBOL, plus smaller numbers of C and Assembly, needed to be transformed into a modern language such as Java, then realized the architecture needed to be migrated to the AWS cloud. The Air Force’s tight modernization schedule would have made a manual or partially manual transformation very difficult.

Though a move to the AWS cloud may not be the immediate next step in your organization’s IT strategy, it is likely that such a migration will eventually be critical to long-term success. If you’re contemplating (or already planning on) a move to AWS and need to modernize your applications, then you need to be prepared.

Download this Case Study and Checklist to learn the steps the USAF took to prepare for their modernization journey to ensure success from the beginning!

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