November 2, 2021

CloudFrame Announces Hans Otharsson as Chief Operating Officer

Extensive Technology and Industry Experience Strengthens CloudFrame Executive Team CloudFrame has announced a new Chief Operating Officer: Hans B. Otharsson.  Hans has been a trusted business advisor to numerous global organizations facing modernization needs and brings years of legacy application experience and success to the CloudFrame organization. CloudFrame CEO, Venkat Pillay, states, “We’re excited to have Hans join us as our Chief Operating Officer. Hans has decades of experience with legacy modernization and worked with

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Common Misconceptions About zIIPs

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 […]

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

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 Benefits of Shifting COBOL Compute

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 […]