Mainframe Modernization

CloudFrame’s intelligent COBOL transformation software accelerates the migration of COBOL applications to cloud-ready native technologies.

Princeton, N.J., USA, June 30, 2023 – CloudFrame, the fast-growing COBOL to Java transformation software company, today announces its partnership with EPAM Systems, Inc.,  a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company, to provide enterprises and government agencies that rely on COBOL applications with an automated, end-to-end, modernization journey. EPAM’s Mainframe Modernization team will utilize CloudFrame products to accelerate the movement of mainframe workloads to the cloud by leveraging application transformation and migration strategies

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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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Shifting COBOL Compute Workload: GFT and CloudFrame Partner to Reduce Mainframe Costs Now Available on YouTube

  Organizations that rely on mainframe COBOL applications for mission-critical internal and customer-facing applications are facing significant challenges. The IT professionals needed to maintain these applications are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire. Additionally, the execution cost of delivering long-standing results is increasing yearly. Historical increases for MLC have been around 5% per year, but in 2023, increases are reported to be 8% and, in some cases, as high as 15%. Cost

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Moving Mainframe Workload – 4 Use Cases That Deliver Big Results Now Available on YouTube

Moving mainframe COBOL workloads makes a lot of sense. Not only do you have the potential for significant cost savings, but you can also take advantage of cloud scalability, provide relief for mainframe capacity issues, and free up budget dollars. Join CloudFrame CEO and founder, Venkat Pillay as he describes CloudFrame’s solutions to move mainframe COBOL workloads, why the cloud is the preferred solution target environment, and four (4) mainframe workload use cases; 1. Last-step

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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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Shifting COBOL Compute Workload: GFT and CloudFrame Partner to Reduce Mainframe Costs

Organizations that rely on mainframe COBOL applications for mission-critical internal and customer-facing applications are facing significant challenges. The IT professionals needed to maintain these applications are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire. Additionally, the execution cost of delivering long-standing results is increasing yearly. Historical increases for MLC have been around 5% per year, but in 2023, increases are reported to be 8% and, in some cases, as high as 15%. Cost relief

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Real Experiences Shifting COBOL Compute Workload

Organizations that rely on mainframe COBOL applications for mission-critical internal and customer-facing applications are facing significant challenges. The IT professionals needed to maintain these applications are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire. Additionally, the execution cost of delivering long-standing results is increasing yearly. Historical increases for MLC have been around 5% per year, but in 2023, increases are reported to be 8% and, in some cases, as high as 15%. Cost relief

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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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Global Bank finds a self-funding approach to Mainframe Modernization with GFT and CloudFrame

A leading Global bank knew it needed to modernize its mainframe as costs increased, but it was also concerned about the impact on its daily activities and business disruptions. Digital transformation leader GFT and COBOL to Java modernization experts CloudFrame worked together to transform two batch jobs and their Cobol programs into a new environment in just three weeks. The project delivered greater-than-expected cost reductions without impacting the development teams supporting the application. Background Mainframe

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CloudFrame’s intelligent COBOL transformation software accelerates the migration of COBOL applications to cloud-ready native technologies.

CloudFrame’s intelligent COBOL transformation software accelerates the migration of COBOL applications to cloud-ready native technologies.

Princeton, N.J., USA, June 30, 2023 – CloudFrame, the fast-growing COBOL to Java transformation software company, today announces its partnership with EPAM Systems, Inc.,  a leading digital transformation services and product engineering company, to provide enterprises and government agencies that rely on COBOL applications with an automated, end-to-end, modernization journey. EPAM’s Mainframe Modernization team will […]

The Role of Mainframe Data in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

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 […]

Shifting COBOL Compute Workload: GFT and CloudFrame Partner to Reduce Mainframe Costs Now Available on YouTube

Shifting COBOL Compute Workload: GFT and CloudFrame Partner to Reduce Mainframe Costs Now Available on YouTube

  Organizations that rely on mainframe COBOL applications for mission-critical internal and customer-facing applications are facing significant challenges. The IT professionals needed to maintain these applications are getting harder to find and more expensive to hire. Additionally, the execution cost of delivering long-standing results is increasing yearly. Historical increases for MLC have been around 5% […]