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For the 15th consecutive year, BMC completed the industry’s largest survey of executive and technical professionals on their experiences with the mainframe. The state of the mainframe is strong — respondents shared positive views today, optimism for the future, and well-developed strategies to adapt, automate, and secure the mainframe for continued success.

The mainframe is relied on as a critical platform for digital growth

More than 1,000 respondents from BMC’s 15th annual mainframe survey are relying on the platform’s agility, intelligence, and security to succeed in today’s economy. Findings from this year’s research reveal:

  • The current state of the mainframe is strong, and the outlook is even better
  • The faces of mainframe are changing
  • A new mainframe priority has risen to the top

In all, the results of the 2020 BMC Mainframe Survey underscore three key themes: adapt, automate, and secure. Download the report for full findings.

Key Findings

90% of respondents believe
90% of respondents see the mainframe as a long-term platform for growth
74% of companies
74% of companies that adopt DevOps see ROI in 1 year or less
XL shops have more data
67% of Extra Large shops have more than 50% of their data on the mainframe

Download the report to understand more about top priorities, demographic shifts, platform strength, and the vision for digital mainframe success.

Download 2020 Mainframe Report

What mainframe customers are saying

“Today for multibank solutions, the mainframe is the preferred platform to support financial core banking functionality and services with adequate availability, security, and performance.”

– Dr. Ralf Kumpe, Senior Consultant Mainframe, Finanz Informatik