EBOOKS

Ebook: The COBOL Modernization Opportunity Now Available for Download

Despite being labeled as legacy, mainframes (specifically the COBOL programming language) remain a critical part of the ecosystem for many businesses, organizations, and governmental groups. This staying power, however, is less a herald of the value of COBOL and more about the complicating factors involved in modernizing these stable workhorse applications. CloudFrame engaged Dale Vecchio to help us describe the current COBOL ecosystem, where we have been on the modernization journey and the promise of

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Ebook: From A to zIIP Now Available for Download

Specialty processors are an IBM enhancement introduced to mainframes in the early 2000s. These processors augment a mainframe’s general processor, allowing organizations to shift specific workloads off the GPU.  Why do this? While there are many reasons, one rises above all others— cost savings. In this ebook, noted mainframe authority Craig Mullins reveals what you need to know to leverage the zIIP IBM Specialty Processor for mainframe cost savings. Download this eBook if you want

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Upcoming Webinar: Measuring the Impact of Shifting COBOL Compute

Upcoming Webinar: Measuring the Impact of Shifting COBOL Compute

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 […]

What is the Average Cost per MIPS or MSU? Who Cares!

What is the Average Cost per MIPS or MSU? Who Cares!

The title of today’s post is a question that I get asked all the time. Sometimes by users who are interested in trying to curtail mainframe costs. Sometimes by vendors looking for a way to promote their products that help to reduce costs. While both are well-meaning, this is a question I never answer. Because […]

Common Shifting COBOL Compute Mistakes

Common Shifting COBOL Compute Mistakes

Shifting COBOL compute to less expensive platforms is a great first step on many organizations’ application modernization journey. There are multiple reasons an organization might want to begin with shifting COBOL compute, including low risk, the straightforward nature of the approach, and the potential for extraordinary ROI. NOTE: Cross-compiling COBOL programs into Java byte code […]