The Cure for COBOL

Free Your Mainframe Applications




We Give You Control

Our products are proven to help you automate the
modernization of your COBOL applications without the
risk, lengthy projects, or inaccurate results you expect.

  • Reduce or avoid mainframe cost
  • Mitigate risk (workforce and business disruptions)
  • Achieve Results in Months, not Years
  • Eliminate big bang projects
Remove your COBOL Modernization
Risks, Costs, and Roadblocks

Reduce COBOL Cost

By Shifting Your COBOL Compute

Save millions with CloudFrame and approved IBM capabilities

Cross-compile COBOL into executable Java

Transform COBOL into Cloud-Native Java

Turn COBOL applications into cloud-native

Establish a proven process with predictable
and consistent results

Move intellectual property trapped in
COBOL to cloud applications

With CloudFrame you can “self-fund”
and determine the tempo of your
modernization spend.

Self-Fund Your

By reducing your mainframe cost, you can
invest the money saved into additional
application modernization initiatives.

Your Pace

An incremental approach allows
you to set the schedule and pace
and eliminates the all-or-nothing

Your Cost

Configurable code generation
ensures high quality of the
transformed Java code and
services, and reduces the need for
external resources.

Your Risk

With CloudFrame, you can prove
functional equivalency and remove
long and out-of-control testing and approval cycles.

The ability to utilize mainframe data sources and existing
processes helps to mitigate risk and accelerates
modernization outcomes.

What Customers Have to Say

The CloudFrame COBOL application modernization products allow us to configure and iterate our COBOL transformations.

The control the CloudFrame modernization process provides reduces the amount of time and cost that are necessary to rewrite or tweak the Java applications we deliver.

The result is superior code quality, lower cost, and faster projects, all with no vendor lock-in. — CTO, Global System Integrator

Our Partners

We’re partnering with the solution organizations you know and trust, including the leading global systems integrators, mainframe service providers, and cloud platforms.

Latest News & Articles

The Impact of Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) on zIIPs

Today’s article in my series on zIIP processors will be a little different because I want to focus on a specific IBM mainframe pricing model and how users of that model may benefit from using zIIPs. The pricing model, Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP), is the latest model introduced by IBM. But what is TFP, and how does it differ from the sub-capacity pricing models used by most organizations? The Current State: Sub-Capacity Pricing Models IBM …

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Is the Java Modernization Destination Quality or Maintainability?

Your organization has taken the leap and chosen to modernize your existing COBOL monoliths into Java-based application services, ready for the cloud. Your team plots out a journey toward success. Rather than taking a risky big-bang approach, each incremental release on the road toward modernization is prioritized and scheduled to save costs and capture value that finances the next step. The automation factory starts to chew up old tables and churn out Java. The destination …

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Predictions for the Future of zIIP and Specialty Processors

Over the past few months, I’ve written about the current state of specialty processors for IBM Z mainframes with a particular concentration on the zIIP. We looked at what they are, how they work, and why you might want to consider exploiting them. But in this article, I want to ruminate on the potential of specialty processors in the future. Before doing so, I want to strongly assert that I am not clairvoyant, so I …

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Recent Events

From A to zIIP: What you need to know to reduce COBOL Costs with the IBM Specialty Processor

The zIIP, an IBM specialty processor, allows organizations to reduce the workload of their general processors (GPs).  This reduction can lower the MSU metrics used to calculate MLC software charges.  Lower MSU usage can lead to lower MLC charges. Knowing that zIIPs may reduce your cost and achieve the benefit isn’t as complicated as you might think.  Understanding how to leverage the zIIP for cost reduction is a CloudFrame Modernization Best Practice and can be …

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COBOL Modernization Myth Busting: Maintainable Java Now Available on YouTube

The drive to get COBOL applications into the cloud, and specifically Java, created a monster: JOBOL. It is the evil offspring of COBOL and Java when no planning, optimization, and design is applied to transformation.  JOBOL is the byproduct of speed at all cost, check-the-cloud-box initiatives. But when modernization efforts deliver JOBOL to application teams, with its inheritance of complicated mainframe COBOL structure and bloated code base, problems arise. Development teams are reluctant to own …

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