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

Greenfield Modernization: The Better Way

The greenfield modernization approach is a tempting option for IT teams, but it’s also one filled with significant risks—as we’ve discussed in previous articles of this series. However, a less risky and more effective approach is available, so let’s unpack it and see how it addresses or avoids many of the problems greenfield faces. A Better Way The better way is easy to summarize: modernization teams should use automated code transformation for the bulk of …

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Strategies for Modernizing the Mainframe Experience

You may have recently read The Benefits and Challenges of Mainframe Application Modernization here in the blog. Careful readers will note that the term I use is “mainframe application modernization” and not “mainframe modernization,” as it is commonly used. You see, the mainframe is a modern computing platform, having been continually updated and modified by IBM over the decades of its existence. It would be difficult to find a more modern platform than today’s current …

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Global Bank finds a self-funding approach to Mainframe Modernization with GFT and CloudFrame

A leading Global bank knew it needed to modernize its mainframe as costs increased, but it was also concerned about the impact on its daily activities and business disruptions. Digital transformation leader GFT and COBOL to Java modernization experts CloudFrame worked together to transform two batch jobs and their Cobol programs into a new environment in just three weeks. The project delivered greater-than-expected cost reductions without impacting the development teams supporting the application. Background Mainframe …

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Recent Events

Real Experiences Shifting COBOL Compute Workload

Organizations that rely on mainframe COBOL applications for mission-critical internal and customer-facing applications are facing significant challenges. The IT professionals needed to maintain these applications are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire. Additionally, the execution cost of delivering long-standing results is increasing yearly. Historical increases for MLC have been around 5% per year, but in 2023, increases are reported to be 8% and, in some cases, as high as 15%. Cost relief …

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COBOL to Maintainable Java: Innovations that Expand What’s Possible Now Available on YouTube

Organizations that depend on mission-critical COBOL applications want the business value of the application without the risk, cost, and constraints of COBOL. They want to modernize these applications to leverage the advantages of cloud infrastructure and ease of innovation.  Until now, they had few options for these valuable COBOL applications. • Do nothing and cope with rising risks and costs. • Greenfield rewrites that are expensive and prone to failure. • Code conversions that involve …

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