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November 13, 2009

TmaxSoft launches new version of mainframe re-hosting software

To automate migration process of legacy mainframe systems to open environments

By CBR Staff Writer

TmaxSoft has launched a new version of mainframe re-hosing software OpenFrame, which automates the migration process of legacy mainframe systems to open environments.

OpenFrame 6.0, built on middleware platform, provides performance, while reducing operating expenses by 40-70%, the company claims.

The company said that the new version enables companies to switch to an open system in phases, maintaining communication across mainframe/open environment. It also facilitates the adoption of newer technologies on an open-system environment.

According to TmaxSoft, OpenFrame 6.0 integrates with CA-EzPlus and supports EzPlus script through OpenFrame ProTrieve; emulates core mainframe sort utilities; and offers data set management feature, providing code analyser and conversion tool. It is scalable up to 7,500 MIPS and enables re-hosting of both online and batch environments to an open system.

In addition, the new software includes enhanced JCL features that allow batch tasks to perform on an open system without modification and allows companies to lift and shift their existing COBOL and PL/I applications written for CICS and IMS-DC, JCL programs and RACF security policies into an open system.

John Plato, vice president of sales at TmaxSoft, said: With OpenFrame, companies are not only seeing significant savings in a very short time frame, but are also paving the way to maintain new technologies and industry innovations. What’s more, migrating with OpenFrame causes minimal risk and impact to the organisation, as compared to re-architecting from the ground up or replacing legacy systems with packaged applications.

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