We’ve all read the stories; the mainframe is doomed. FedEx has announced its sunset of the final 20% of its mainframes by 2024, and surely other companies will follow suit. The data center is doomed too. “Cloud-first” means that every company is going to move their applications to the cloud. It makes great copy. Some IT professionals read it because it means opportunity for them, others because it’s an outcome they fear. But is the idea that mainframes are gone hurting enterprises? That seems to be the case.