Micro Focus delivers COBOL support for IBM eServer iSeries.Micro Focus International Ltd. (Micro Focus) has announced at the IBM eServer This article is about the IBM family of computer servers. For the open access electronic text archive, see EServer.org.
IBM eServer was a family of computer servers from IBM Corporation. iSeries Technical Conference the availability of its Server Express product for IBM eServer iSeries OS/400. This announcement furthers its commitment to delivering Micro Focus COBOL COBOL: see programming language.
in full Common Business-Oriented Language.
High-level computer programming language, one of the first widely used languages and for many years the most popular language in the business community. solutions for all IBM eServer platforms. Server Express on iSeries helps customers migrate applications residing on platforms that will no longer be supported by hardware vendors, while retaining core value in COBOL application assets.
By expanding the availability of the Server Express development and deployment environment to the iSeries, Micro Focus is also providing a new alternative for IT organizations looking at lowering the total cost of ownership for their application portfolio. Application providers using Micro Focus COBOL are now enabled to expand their market by having their applications available on IBM eServer iSeries. Customers will benefit from Micro Focus' high-scale performance, portability and the ability to integrate with contemporary technologies like J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) A platform from Sun for building distributed enterprise applications. J2EE services are performed in the middle tier between the user's machine and the enterprise's databases and legacy information systems. , XML XML
in full Extensible Markup Language.
Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. and Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. , helping them maximize ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). from their existing assets and gain tangible benefits through application reuse.
"As hardware vendors announce the discontinuation dis·con·tin·u·a·tion
A cessation; a discontinuance.
Noun 1. discontinuation - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
discontinuance of current platforms, organizations are looking at mitigating the risk involved during their migration while future proofing their COBOL application assets," said Tony Hill, chairman and chief executive officer of Micro Focus. "Server Express for the IBM eServer iSeries meets both of these critical business needs."
"We offer a complete legacy application migration toolset that is based on Server Express and for more than 14 years it has enabled many companies to migrate a wide range of business functions, said Charles Finley, president of Transformix Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of HP3000 software migration tools. "Using an early release of Server Express for iSeries, we have confirmed that IBM eServer iSeries is a new target platform we can recommend to our customers."
"Many HP3000 users with significant COBOL investments are migrating to IBM eServer products," said Ian Jarman, IBM eServer iSeries product manager. "iSeries offers a highly integrated and low cost solution for this community, and Server Express is an integral tool for migrating COBOL applications."
Server Express for IBM eServer iSeries is available now. Existing applications compiled with Server Express for any UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). platform can be made available on OS/400 without source code modification. Companies interested in migrating to iSeries and taking advantage of the new Server Express should visit www.microfocus.com/migration.
Micro Focus is the fastest, most effective way to migrate, extend, develop and deploy enterprise applications. As the industry standard for COBOL, Micro Focus enables organizations to maximize ROI while reducing development costs for accelerated business success. Founded in 1976, Micro Focus is a global company with principal offices in the United Kingdom, United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Japan. For more information, visit www.microfocus.com.
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