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

Common Misconceptions About zIIPs

Regular readers of my posts here know that zIIPs are a type of mainframe specialty processor that augments the general-purpose CPUs. Instead of running all workloads on the general-purpose CPUs, specific workloads are shuttled to the specialty processors for execution. The zIIP, or Integrated Information Processor, was initially created to process certain types of Db2 workloads, but over time the work that can be processed on the zIIP has expanded. Nevertheless, the primary reason for …

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Why you need to know the difference between a TCB and an SRB

Units of work that run on the mainframe, at least those running on z/OS, are dispatched using two different types of control blocks: TCBs (Task Control Blocks) and SRBs (Service Request Blocks). It can be beneficial to understand these two types of control blocks, including how they are used, the differences between the two, and the implications of using each. There are significant nuances to understanding how z/OS work is dispatched, but we will not …

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The Benefits of Shifting COBOL Compute

Cost is the primary driver for shifting COBOL compute to less expensive platforms. But once organizations decide that they are going to use shifting COBOL compute they discover there are other benefits to this modernization method. These benefits are realized in three areas: impact, risk, and momentum. Financial Impact The immediate benefit of shifting COBOL compute can be seen in the reduction of mainframe MSU utilization of the environment from which the program or application …

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Recent Events

Measuring the Impact of Shifting COBOL Compute Now Available on YouTube

Shifting COBOL compute to less expensive platforms may be the best first step on the modernization journey. Identifying and moving the execution of your most expensive COBOL batch jobs provides an opportunity to reduce cost or free up funds in an existing IT budget. This modernization technique offers a low-risk, straightforward, and cost-effective approach that could lead to a reduction in your MSU usage spikes and MLC fees. If you move your COBOL compute to …

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Planning a Successful Shifting COBOL Compute Project Now Available on YouTube

As mainframe costs continue to rise, alternate compute and execution environments such as the zIIP, Linux, and the cloud are gaining more attention and credibility. Using cross-compile techniques to transform COBOL systems to Java creates opportunities for application owners and IT management to explore and prove the economics of hybrid environments that leverage less expensive execution. While IT organizations are getting comfortable with hybrid environments for enterprise applications, most still need to pull their mainframe …

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