Taking the steps towards better and more sustainable internet activity is important if you hope to see lasting improvement while preserving your old system. Legacy system modernization can save access to all of the old things your system provided, but getting started might prove difficult.
There are advantages to doing this now to make your mainframe browser-accessible. On Dell's Tech Page One blog, some of the advantages to modernization are outlined, as well as some of the warnings that you should heed in doing so.
"Perhaps the biggest risk of an outdated infrastructure is that it limits your ability to leverage the latest data center optimization techniques," the piece reads. "Modernization is critical to support paradigms driving IT today," it notes.
Other reasons include data protection and backup, important things when you're making a major transition. This can be especially challenging with cloud storage proving such an important resource: a piece recently written for VentureBeat notes that cloud storage is becoming more prevalent.
In fact, as writer Vineet Jain points out, this storage could be a service available for as little as "$0" relatively soon. But all the storage in the world is meaningless without the right systems to access your old data. This should have companies thinking about what they can do to make their data easier to find and read in a browser-driven world.
Similarly, mainframe support across new devices is the best way to successfully manage your aging system. You can find the tools you need to accommodate your upgrade with Inventu, as you port your system onto the devices you use the most.