'Mainframe Possible' Demo Theatre Session Highlights Enterprise's Mission Critical Migration to AWS

Candid Partners

Candid Partners, an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) who has achieved AWS DevOps Competency status, will be highlighting customer success and migration capabilities at AWS re:Invent 2017, which will be held in Las Vegas Nov. 27-Dec. 1. Candid Partners will be onsite at booth #1608 and is a Silver Sponsor for this year’s event. Attendees are encouraged to learn more about the firm’s capabilities, including Candid’s proprietary framework for enterprise migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) called Candid CloudFactory, as well as Candid CloudOps, an agile development and cloud operations methodology built from the ground up to support AWS methodologies and toolsets.

With an expected 40,000+ attendees, AWS re:Invent is one of the largest annual gatherings for the AWS services global community. 

Candid Partner’s Chief Architect Aaron Bawcom will take to the Demo Theatre stage to present a session entitled “Mainframe Possible: Migrating an Enterprise Mainframe to AWS” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:05 p.m. in the Expo Hal Kumo Theatre.  

“Enterprises sometimes express apprehension about migrating mainframe systems to the cloud, and can feel they lack the domain expertise required to migrate complex, sometimes delicate mainframe systems,” said Merrick Olives, co-founder and managing partner at Candid Partners. “We’re excited to share the lessons learned and results from the work Candid Partners has done with AWS to help a large enterprise along in their journey and migrate a mission-critical, 25-year-old IBM mainframe onto AWS.”

Highlights of the session will include a review of the solution’s transformation plan for balancing costs, timeline and functional capability. Attendees will also learn about many facets of running mainframe software on AWS, ranging from migration scoping and code compilation to organizational change management and execution. The lessons and patterns presented will be broadly applicable to large multi-national enterprise organizations using mainframe systems.

Follow Candid Partners on Twitter for live Q&A immediately following the session using the hashtag #MainframePossible and #AskCandid.

As an APN Advanced Consulting Partner who has achieved AWS DevOps Competency status, Candid Partners has deep experience helping companies leverage AWS. Attendees are encouraged to visit Candid Partners at AWS re:Invent booth #1608 to learn more about Candid Partners’ capabilities, including cloud assessment and roadmap, business planning, architecture and design, security and compliance and cloud migration.  

For more information about AWS re:Invent 2017, Nov. 27- Dec. 2, visit

About Candid Partners

Candid Partners is an Atlanta-based technology and management consulting firm that combines enterprise-class scale and process with born-in-the-cloud domain expertise. Candid’s management consultants come from the world’s top firms and are skilled at turning complex business needs into specific technology solutions. Together with Candid’s cutting-edge architects and DevOps specialists, they are helping Fortune 100 companies reap the benefits of the public cloud.   


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