Microsoft and Micro Focus provide customers with compelling mainframe migration, development re-hosting and test re-hosting solutions that enable the extension of key COBOL and PL/I business applications to .NET, next-generation web and Cloud platforms.
To ensure that any modernization approach is a low-risk, high-return alternative to rewrite or replacement strategies, joint collaboration between Microsoft and Micro Focus has provided a ‘Virtual Mainframe Appliance’, which replicates the mainframe environment on the Microsoft Windows server platform.
The migration capability enables organizations to make significant cost savings, which can then be re-invested in other areas to dramatically improve business agility and productivity. Micro Focus also provide the easiest data migration from DB2 to SQL Server in the industry today, with capabilities that handle more than 80% of DB2 syntax automatically. This helps to significantly cut the time required for a migration project.
Together Microsoft and Micro Focus provide a proven partnership and track-record to deliver migration to the Windows platform, with over 300 successful completed projects. You can read the Success Stories and Research Papers to see more.