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 COBOL applications into this vision of the new normal. They should, as shifting COBOL compute off the mainframe and onto less expensive platforms makes good sense.
Like any modern IT project, shifting COBOL compute projects need sound project planning and management to achieve success. In this webinar, we’ll answer the question: What goes into planning a successful shifting COBOL compute project?
This 45-minute webinar covers the elements of a successful COBOL compute project
• How to select the right application for your first project
• Why automated transformation is critical
• Best Practices for Testing and Validation
• Success Criteria: functional and data equivalency
CloudFrame’s Relocate product will be the basis for this discussion. Relocate cross-compiles COBOL into Java bytecode that can be executed anywhere a JVM runs.