The three fantastic videos linked to below show how a dedicated computer enthusiast gets hold of an old VAX workstation machine
and begins his adventure to restore it to its former glory. These DEC
machines were powerful in their prime and were able to run business
applications created with development tools such as Adabas-Natural.
Tools for which Anubex provides advanced migration support in both CodeTurn and DataTurn, which enable our customers to make the transition into, for example, Java or C# programs running a leading RDMS.
we admire the enthusiasm and drive to get such old machines up and
running and like many enjoy watching them, for any business applications
running on such old infrastructure we are convinced this is not the
correct approach. Critical applications don’t need to be running on old
machines with limited to no support and no skills on the market to
maintain them. Instead, we believe these need to be migrated to modern
and open platforms (including the Cloud). On such platforms they can be
operated flexibly and safely, and new business logic can be added using
language such as Java and C#. The converted databases can be accessed
with standard BI and reporting tools as well.
But, there is a
difference between responsible business practices and the nostalgia that
lives in many of us. So, go on enjoy the restoration videos they are