Comment: AWS announced a number of cool services at re: Invent 2021, but none more important than its Mainframe Modernization Service.
In an odd irony, the biggest news and biggest cloud event of 2021 was all about mainframes. Yes, mainframes, those supposed relics of a bygone enterprise era.
In his inaugural address at AWS re: Invent 2021 as AWS CEO, Adam Selipsky used his time to talk about new Graviton3 chips, private 5G networks, some functional improvements to databases and data lakes, and a few other things. But the most exciting thing was also the boring thing: mainframes.
Why? Because it…