Platform modernization for mainframe servers
Business processes are rarely static; they are created, mature, and evolve or become obsolete. Because enterprise applications and platforms are reflections of these business processes, they are also not immune to business change. Ignoring this reality can burden a business with legacy systems and hamper its ability to compete effectively in the new economy.
If your enterprise is like most, you have a variety of platforms that span decades of IT innovation. These may include IBM mainframes, Tandem, Bull and Unisys, to name a few. Furthermore, you may run a legacy database, such as DB2, IMS/DB, IDMS, or Adabas, with applications written in COBOL, PL/I, CICS and a 4GL language such as Natural or CA Gen. Maintaining these platforms and technologies can drain your budget and limit your ability to run, grow and transform your business. Platform modernization shifts the balance so you can:
- Reduce the cost of running your business-critical applications
- Invest in business growth
- Improve your rate of return
- Transform your business with tools and technologies that increase your agility
- Move your applications to the cloud
You can take a number of approaches to modernizing your business-critical applications, but the best place to land is the Microsoft® Application Platform. By making this choice, you’ll get more value from the applications that run your business today. What’s more, you’ll be able to create new applications that meet your changing business needs.
Replace your mainframe system
The mainframe once held an unquestionable lead in reliability, availability, serviceability and security (RAS+S); therefore, it made sense as an investment. But these benefits are no longer unique to the mainframe, and other platforms have surpassed it in terms of flexibility, efficiency and innovation. More importantly, mainframe data center costs continue to rise beyond expectations while open-standard platforms are lowering their costs.
Whether you’re developing new business solutions or maintaining current systems, you have to support rapidly changing business needs. Today, the kind of support that’s required frequently involves mainframe modernization. A popular decision is mainframe application migration to the Microsoft Application Platform.
Partner for success
Microsoft has organized the Platform Modernization Alliance (PMA) to help customers migrate and modernize business-critical workloads to the Microsoft Application Platform. Our network of partners is unified by the goal of making platform modernization easier and more efficient while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). If you’re ready to develop an effective modernization strategy and implement your roadmap, the PMA can help. Click here to learn more.
Move to the Microsoft Application Platform
The Microsoft Application Platform is the future for business-critical workloads because it offers a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies that help you maximize the value of your applications. What's more, it provides a consistent environment for system management and application development through readily available skills.
In addition, Microsoft provides businesses with the price-to-performance ratios, reliability, productivity and agility they need to support all their business-critical application investments. Finally, Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Windows Azure™ cover infrastructure, databases, middleware and applications, offering nearly identical experiences inside and outside the data center, on the edge and in the cloud.
There has never been a better time to make your transition. If you’re ready to move beyond the limitations of your current platform, we’ll help you lower your costs, expand your options and increase your agility. Click here to learn more.
Modernize your COBOL
COBOL is still one of the most popular programming languages for business. Applications based on COBOL are used globally, in the public sector, military agencies and commercial enterprises. Most businesses still run on COBOL, with billions of lines currently existing and more created every year. Micro Focus and GT Software offer full-featured versions of COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio®. COBOL within the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2 and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, provide a solid platform migration or rewrite solution for existing COBOL business applications.
Consider our mainframe alternative reference architecture
Organizations can now see first-hand the practical benefits of migrating their mainframe applications to the Microsoft Application Platform by using the mainframe alternative reference architecture at the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs). Click here to download a white paper, or schedule a visit to one of our MTCs world wide
|Many organizations have accumulated technology that impedes business productivity and flexibility. According to Accenture research, more than half of all business applications are between 5 and 20 years old. Accenture can help clients obtain more value out of existing investments by re-platforming, decommissioning, remediating, and reverse engineering existing or legacy technologies and applications. The result is increased stability and flexibility, decreased cost, and an extended life of current IT assets.|
|Addition Knowledge House|
|Addition Knowledge House (AKH) delivers expertise and services in the finance and banking domain, spanning legacy systems modernization and migration, and application maintenance. AKH works for several financial institutions in Europe, and is the preferred supplier of KAS BANK.|
|Anubex is a Belgian-based technology solution provider, founded in 1988, which operates worldwide. Over the years, Anubex has become an industry leader, specializing in Application Modernization, Legacy Migration, and Automated Testing.
|Since 2003, Arbutus Software has provided organizations with simple and flexible solutions to access, convert and migrate data from a wide variety of data sources and data types, including the most complex legacy and mainframe file structures.|
|Asysco is the leading migration technology provider for the Unisys mainframe environment. We help our customers protect and enhance their investments in mission-critical enterprise applications. The Asysco Migration Technology (AMT) provides our customers with all the tools they need to migrate their legacy applications to an open systems environment. Our technology solutions, AMT-LION and AMT-VS (Visual Studio), allow companies to choose their path away from the mainframe. Both technologies lower the costs of maintaining existing enterprise applications and speed up the development and the time to market of new applications. At the same time, our customers are able to continue to enjoy the unparalleled robustness, security and availability of the traditional mainframe environment in an open environment.|
|ATERAS has supported global enterprises for 25 years offering a complete and automated method for organizations to protect legacy assets, reduce maintenance costs, and enable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) of business-critical applications. The patent pending DB-Shuttle™ automation technology performs conversions of legacy databases such as IDMS, VSAM, Adabas, and IMS, including the mainframe databases and applications to a Microsoft .NET environment. This includes converting older applications to new languages such as Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and C# .NET as well as converting the non-relational databases to Microsoft SQL Server.|
|ATX Technologies provides innovative tools for the migration of legacy applications to modern technology: saving time, effort and cost, maintaining the functionality of the original system and minimizing business risk. Each migration solution is based on a toolset that can be customized towards specific customer requirements as necessary. The output is always a modern, multi-tiered application based on the recommended best practices of the target technology, including .NET and SQL Server. Although the existing migration toolsets target COBOL, Oracle Forms and Microsoft Access, it is based on a language-independent engine which can be prepared for almost any existing language.|
|B+B is a management consulting and service providing company. With the usage of highly sophisticated analysis tools and methodologies, along with powerful Partnerships, we have successfully modernized and migrated Legacy Applications for over 25 years. With our deep industry and business process expertise, B+B can help clients improve their performance and transform their legacy applications to modern application platforms.|
|We are a team of IT Consultants and Professionals with a large experience in helping enterprises and large organizations in continuously evolving their legacy applications to support their changing business needs, in order to stay competitive in their marketplace. We have a “legacy” culture and all our Consultants have a proven record of success, both in professional and managerial roles within large organizations. Most of them are also certified in Project Management as well in Quality Management.|
|BluePhoenix is a leader in Legacy IT Modernization, dedicated to modernizing existing mission-critical applications from outdated legacy technologies to contemporary, more powerful, open, and cost-effective platforms and architectures.|
|At Capax Global, our stated objective is to leave every client organization stronger than we found it. We employ over 700 of the world’s best technologists, people who have deep knowledge of the industries that we serve, including financial services, accounting and auditing, pharmaceutical and media industries. We specialize in providing end-to-end solution delivery of whatever you need to make your IT successful, including solution engagements that support everything from shrink-wrap product deployment to custom application development, application hosting and technical staffing solutions.|
|Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients.|
|COBOL-IT’s Mission is to be an Open Source leader, to deliver reliable, high-performance software, and to reduce total cost of ownership and increase return on investment for corporate end-users, government agencies, and ISVs running mission-critical applications written in COBOL.|
|COSS Solutions is a group of software developers dedicated to delivering the very best solutions for your legacy applications. While our roots lie in the world of midrange and mainframe computing we have built up the expertise required to move your legacy applications from the mainframe to Microsoft Windows and .NET. We are delivering migration services since 1993.|
|Modernization can make your business more efficient and agile, while lowering ongoing operational costs. It can also help you adopt new requirements such as mobility, virtualization and cloud computing. Dell Services partners with you to help you identify the best modernization strategies for each of your applications based on your business. Whether you are looking to re-host mainframe and proprietary UNIX® applications onto industry-standard platforms, re-architect legacy applications to modern architectures such as.NET, move custom applications to packages or gain a clear understanding of your entire application portfolio, we can help you transition your valuable IT assets to a more modern infrastructure.|
|Whether you're deploying, upgrading, or migrating to Microsoft SQL Server or transitioning to the Cloud, you can accelerate the entire process and ensure exceptional results with EMC Solutions for SQL Server. EMC offers a broad portfolio of services and solutions to help you confidently deploy mission critical SQL Server OLTP and Data Warehouse applications. With the mission critical, cloud ready capabilities of SQL Server and the proven, powerful EMC virtualized information infrastructure, you can reduce complexity and cost and enable the flexibility your business requires to achieve competitive advantage.|
|Forecross Corporation, founded in 1982, is a high-technology company dedicated to the design and development of innovative software to redeploy and sustain legacy applications on the Internet.|
|(Formerly Speedware) We are a Legacy Management company that modernizes and manages legacy environments. We help companies align IT with key business goals to increase financial performance, improve market competitiveness, remove risk and add value. We re-host, re-write and re-architect business-critical applications where needed, and in the process, we future-proof your IT.|
|Fujitsu is a leading provider of systems integration and technology consulting services. Our expertise in legacy system modernization and our PROGRESSION service offering / tool suite (IBM, Unisys and HP mainframe to .NET) has expanded to include: AS/400 RPG to .NET (VB, C#). Other modernization capabilities include: application value assessment (AVA), modernization of client server systems using obsolete technology/ programming language such as VB6 and PowerBuilder to.NET; NATURAL/ADABAS to .NET; MS Access to SQL Server. Lotus notes to Exchange.|
|GT Software drives business modernization through software developed for the Microsoft® application platform. We migrate mainframe COBOL to the Microsoft .NET™ Framework. Our migration applications translate CICS to ASP.net web pages, convert indexed data files to SQL and execute JCL in Windows. We also launch mainframe systems into the Cloud via Windows Azure™.|
|HP is helping organizations bring their IT architectures and application environments to a new state—one that aligns with their desired future vision. For many companies, modernization starts with rationalizing your current application environment, and then moving forward with modernizing the application. In this way, HP Application Modernization services can help your company transform your application environment today into the one you'll need for tomorrow.|
|Hitachi Consulting is a globally managed Gold Certified Partner with Microsoft and a recognized leader in delivering business and technology solutions built on the Microsoft platform. Our Gold Certified status and numerous awards for customer excellence and Microsoft Partner of the Year speak to our level of commitment to delivering professional results and ensuring your success.|
|HTWC is a top leading European rehosting, software conversion, and application management solutions company founded in 1987. Over the past 20 years, HTWC has developed a range of products and services designed to help industries and organizations reduce IT development and maintenance costs. HTWC's advanced technology innovates businesses and IT processes to provide better overall performances and functionalities. HTWC offers a strong rehosting-migration tool as well highly specialized services currently running in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. Having a strong channel partner worldwide enables us to enter into different markets presenting our innovative technologies and deliver a complete tools set on the market.|
|With more than 20 years of specialized migration experience and a powerful set of automated tools, Idea Integration is able to offer a reliable, low-cost solution that affords many benefits. Idea Integration provides consulting services in several key areas such as migration services, application development and offloading, application portfolio management, and documentation services. In addition, Idea Integration is Microsoft Gold Certified in nine competencies and can provide complementary solutions in various disciplines such as infrastructure, education and training, staff augmentation, Microsoft .NET application knowledge, and information security. With this diversity of skills and services, Idea Integration can provide an all encompassing modernization solutions.|
|Information Analysis Incorporated|
|Information Analysis Incorporated (“IAI”) is an information technology (IT) product and professional services company. We provide program management and essential technical services such as requirements analysis, software design, programming, testing and varied support services to Federal, State, and Commercial clients. IAI provides a full range of IT services specializing in Legacy Mainframe Modernization and Migration, Custom Software Applications, IT Staff Augmentation, Electronic Forms conversion, eBusiness solutions, applications for Mobile/Tablet devices, Desktop Cyber Security, Business Intelligence tools, Help Desk Support, full life cycle Oracle development and Web Enterprise Portal Development.|
|Businesses the world over use multiple technologies as their business grows and diversifies. IT organizations, therefore, house—and are often saddled with—a large array of technology platforms and applications. According to industry estimates, over 70 percent of the world's data still reside on legacy systems. Infosys solutions offer enhanced flexibility to your enterprise by modernizing and migrating your legacy systems to help you increase business responsiveness, lower costs and mitigate risks.|
|Intel, the world leader in computing innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices.|
|Levi, Ray, & Shoup , Inc. (LRS®)|
|LRS software brings mainframe-class dependability to your output environment regardless of where and how you choose to run your applications. Together with our application modernization partners, LRS streamlines application re-hosting and modernization projects while fully leveraging your IT investments.|
|Logica is a business and technology service company, employing 39,000 people across 36 countries. We deliver business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing across all industries and business functions. We create value by successfully integrating people, business and technology to create effective, sustainable business ecosystems. Our people apply insight to create innovative answers to your business needs.|
|Micro APL Ltd|
|Relogix is an advanced software conversion tool which can port mainframe assembly-language source files, automatically re-coding them into naturally-structured, readable, maintainable C, complete with meaningful variable names and types.|
|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.|
|Customers around the world have recognized the business benefits of moving existing business critical and mission critical IT solutions to the Microsoft Application Platform. Microsoft has helped these and other companies to modernize and optimize their business applications and data centers by consolidating existing application investments. If, as you deploy Windows, your company is looking to leverage its existing application investments that are currently bound to legacy UNIX, midrange and mainframe platforms, then be sure to contact the Enterprise Platform Modernization team at Microsoft. Team members are experienced UNIX, midrange and mainframe professionals who can help you explore the business benefits and overcome the technical challenges associated with application migration and modernization projects.|
|MigrationWare specialize in the provision of products, supported by services, designed to reduce the cost and risk of migrating and transforming application systems and data from mainframes to modern more cost effective platforms. We combine our products, services and our extensive experience of applications migrations with our partner relationships to offer solutions to customers wishing to migrate, renovate, renew or transform their application systems and data.|
|Pique Solutions is a business and management consulting firm focused on information technology. Pique’s IT Infrastructure Optimization Practice provides our clients’ end customers with an expert team of business and IT consultants specialized in business process assessment and engineering, assessment of IT infrastructures and application portfolios, identifying alignment gaps, and developing customized business cases and roadmaps for IT infrastructure optimization.|
|The Progeni Corporation (Progeni) has been providing IT services and products to enterprise class clients for the past two decades and has a well established, cross industry reputation for delivering products and services on time and within budget. The company’s commitment is to provide the best business-oriented, open-architecture, productivity solutions in the industry with measurable ROI and tangible ongoing benefits.|
|RainCode is a leading supplier of programming language analysis and transformation tools for numerous markets, including software metrics, quality control, coding guidelines enforcement and migrations.|
|Speedware specializes in providing IT solutions for legacy modernization and migration, as well as application portfolio management. We have helped over 100 customers with their legacy migration and modernization projects over the past ten years. Through the use of proven methodologies, we have established an expertise that is confirmed by a 100% legacy migration success record for some of the largest and best-known Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.|
|Syncsort Incorporated is a global software company specializing in the development and sale of data integration, data protection, and high-speed sorting products for Windows, Unix, Linux, and mainframe systems. Syncsort products are used by over 90% of the Fortune 100 companies and can be found in over 12,000 customer sites worldwide. Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, SyncSort has offices in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with an international support center in The Netherlands. Syncsort has a 40-year track record of innovation, expertise and proven success helping organizations across the world to rethink the economics of data.|
|Syntel, Inc. is a NASDAQ-listed, global provider of IT services and KPO solutions, aiming to enhance clients’ business efficiency and reduce operational costs. Our portfolio of solutions includes a wide range of technology solutions and services, with an elite clientele of Global 2000 organizations in the Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Insurance, Manufacturing and Automotive, and Retail, Logistics and Telecom industries.|
|Imagine a world without mainframe software costs where you can keep all of your current business logic and processes just as they are today. Only one company has built a mainframe migration solution designed specifically for the needs of small-mid sized mainframe data centers. T3 introduces Liberty 2.0, an integrated hardware, software, services, and support system which will re-platform your existing mainframe workloads onto a distributed systems environment. T3 professionals will handle the entire process for you—from site analysis to integration, migration services, and delivery—all on a low fixed-price basis.|
|Tata Consultancy Services|
|Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a leading global IT services provider and was the first billion-dollar Indian IT services organization by annual revenues. Since its inception in 1968, TCS has pioneered many of the significant developments in the Indian IT services industry, including the offshore delivery model for IT services. TCS is a global organization with offices in 32 countries and development centers in 10 countries. TCS offers a comprehensive range of IT services to its clients in diverse industries such as banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail and transportation.|
|Transvive Inc. is a privately owned company headquartered in Toronto, ON. Transvive’s professional services team has been providing strategic IT solutions and consulting services globally for over a decade. Through best-practices methodologies, processes and tools established and refined over several years, our systems architects have successfully led and completed numerous projects of various types and sizes – from large-scale system overhauls to simple GUI modernizations. Our clients span diverse industries, including insurance, manufacturing, retail, financial services and the public sector.|
|Treehouse Software, Inc. (TSI) is a global leader in mainframe integration, offering the most complete and flexible portfolio of solutions available anywhere for integration, replication and migration of data between mainframe sources and any target, application or platform. Using ETL, CDC and SQL/XML technologies, we connect your enterprise--from anything to anything.|
|Trinity Millennium Group|
|Trinity Millennium Group specializes in legacy application modernization and has been helping organizations worldwide manage their legacy IT assets since 1995. Trinity's consultants average more than 20 years of experience with over 100 legacy programming languages and databases; we can provide those hard-to-find skills to augment your team. The patent-pending Trinity Modernization Process utilizes a proven combination of our custom-designed toolset with software engineering best practices to migrate your applications to modern technologies such as Microsoft .NET and SQL Server. Trinity's end-to-end services provide the quality you need for a positive ROI and long-term maintainability.|
|Unicon Conversion Technologies Inc. is a privately held company incorporated in the State of California. Formed in 1985, we have always specialized exclusively in performing platform migration and modernization projects. Their long list of customers represent all areas of the private sector, including insurance, financial, healthcare, retail, distribution and manufacturing; and all areas of the public sector including city, county, state and federal.|
|Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. We combine our business domain knowledge with a vast heritage of mainframe experience and comprehensive expertise in Microsoft solutions to help our clients achieve secure business operations. Unisys has extensive experience working with the world's most prominent mainframe clients to deliver modernized mainframe application solutions that benefit from the richness of Microsoft .NET solutions and provide accelerated business agility.|
|Vision Solutions, Inc. a long-standing Microsoft Gold partner, is the world’s leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets. Vision’s trusted Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA™ high availability and disaster recovery brands support business continuity, satisfy compliance requirements and increase productivity.|
|Wipro is the #1 provider of integrated business, technology and process solutions on a global delivery platform. Every initiative, every partnership, and above all, our project execution levels are built around being the best. Our best has been achieved from the start - a beginning from where continuous evolution has made us the technology partner of choice for growing, established and nascent businesses.|
|Zensar is a globally focused software and services company spread across eighteen countries across the world. Zensar provides end-to-end services from IT development to Business Process Outsourcing, from consulting to implementation. Zensar has expertise in key verticals of manufacturing, retail, logistics, financial services, telecom, Healthcare and Utilities.|