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FS Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM

FS Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM Download RenovateCase Study Download Case Study Financial Services Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM as a partner Customer A Financial Services (FS) Firm wanted to reduce mainframe COBOL application costs without disrupting operations. CloudFrame facilitated a collaboration between the financial services firm and EPAM as a partner. This project involved conducting a comprehensive comparison between CloudFrame’s automated transformation

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Telecom Saves $4m a Year by Reducing MIPS Usage with CloudFrame

Telecom Saves $4m a Year by Reducing MIPS Usage with CloudFrame Substantial Savings, Reduced RiskCase Study Download Case Study Telecom Company Reduced Mainframe Application Costs with CloudFrame Relocate™ Customer A large TeleCom achieved nearly $4M in savings using an incremental project approach with CloudFrame Relocate, moving COBOL workloads to both cloud and zIIP eligible JVM. Backward compatibility with mainframe VSAM, QSAM, DB2 data, JES Job Scheduler, and MQ messaging was maintained. Challenges Faced This Fortune

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Financial Services Firm Accelerates Application Modernization by Automating JUnit Test Case Generation

Financial Services Firm Accelerates Application Modernization by Automating JUnit Test Case Generation Automated JUnit Test Case GenerationCase Study Download Case Study Financial Services Firm Accelerates Application Modernization by Automating JUnit Test Case Generation Customer The client is a leading international financial services organization with a strong focus on providing protection and wealth management solutions. Operating in various markets worldwide, offering a wide range of insurance, retirement, and investment products and services, the company is committed

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Large Credit Card Company Successfully Migrates Two COBOL Applications with Over 200 Batch Jobs in Record Time

Large Credit Card Company Successfully Migrates Two COBOL Applications With Over 200 Batch Jobs in Record Time Credit Card CompanyRenovate Case Study Download Case Study Large Credit Card Company Successfully Migrates Two COBOL Applications With Over 200 Batch Jobs in Record Time Business Challenge A tier-1 financial services company confronted a critical modernization challenge with two legacy applications. Extensive batch processing on a mainframe was utilized to generate extract files from diverse data sources, including DB2,

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Fortune 500 Financial Services Firm collaborates with CloudFrame to explore a tool-assisted approach to refactoring

Fortune 500 Financial Services Firm collaborates with CloudFrame to explore a tool-assisted approach to refactoring Customer Success Download Case Study The Customer For almost 90 years, this financial services company has been one of the largest banks in the United States and a household name. With over $50B in revenue, over $1T in assets and over 80,000 employees, they have earned the right to be called a tier-1 bank. Background The central question the client

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The Role of Mainframe Data in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

More and more organizations are adopting a hybrid approach to their IT environment. In the context of computing and IT infrastructure, a hybrid environment combines multiple types of resources or technologies, typically involving a mix of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud services. It allows organizations to leverage the benefits of both on-premises and cloud-based solutions to meet their specific requirements. This approach particularly appeals to larger organizations with a mainframe footprint because of

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Moving from Greenfield Application Modernization to Bluefield with CloudFrame Renovate

In the first three posts in this series, we looked at the commonly-made case for “greenfield” COBOL-to-Java application modernization efforts, the most frequent ways such initiatives go wrong, and how tool-assisted transformation offers a better way to achieving most of the strategic goals companies are hoping for from modernization, at much-reduced levels of risk and opportunity cost. In this final post, we’ll examine how CloudFrame Renovate—the “tool” in “tool-assisted transformation”—delivers on the promise of application

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Techniques for Application Developers to Encourage zIIP Usage

The IBM zIIP (Integrated Information Processor) is a dedicated specialty processor available on IBM mainframe systems. It is designed to offload specific workloads and processing tasks from the general-purpose processors (CPUs). Work that runs on the zIIP instead of a general-purpose CPU is not charged on your organization’s monthly IBM software bill. So, exploiting the zIIP processors available on your mainframe systems makes sense. But only specific types of workloads are permitted to be run

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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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CloudFrame’s Intelligent COBOL Transformation Platform is bolstered by enhanced partnership and investment from EPAM

CloudFrame’s Intelligent COBOL Transformation Platform is bolstered by enhanced partnership and investment from EPAM

CloudFrame has advanced their strategic partnership with EPAM, with an eye towards accelerating enterprise modernization efforts and furthering collaboration that takes advantage of evolving technologies in GenAI Princeton, N.J., USA, May 14, 2024: CloudFrame, a pioneering company specializing in mainframe application modernization solutions, further strengthens its market position today by announcing a strategic investment from […]

FS Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM

FS Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM

FS Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM Download RenovateCase Study Download Case Study Financial Services Firm envisions a COBOL-less future by collaborating with CloudFrame and EPAM as a partner Customer A Financial Services (FS) Firm wanted to reduce mainframe COBOL application costs without disrupting operations. CloudFrame facilitated a collaboration between […]

Telecom Saves $4m a Year by Reducing MIPS Usage with CloudFrame

Telecom Saves $4m a Year by Reducing MIPS Usage with CloudFrame

Telecom Saves $4m a Year by Reducing MIPS Usage with CloudFrame Substantial Savings, Reduced RiskCase Study Download Case Study Telecom Company Reduced Mainframe Application Costs with CloudFrame Relocate™ Customer A large TeleCom achieved nearly $4M in savings using an incremental project approach with CloudFrame Relocate, moving COBOL workloads to both cloud and zIIP eligible JVM. […]