MS and Micro Focus team up for mainframe movers

Micro Focus is working with Microsoft to migrate users and applications from legacy mainframe systems onto Windows-based servers.The Cobol specialist claims costs can be cut by as much as fifty per cent by moving applications from ageing mainframes to Intel-based servers. It says customers have also reported better performance from the move. Micro Focus Enterprise Server allows migration of CICS/COBOL applications to be shifted to a Windows environment. Once moved applications can be extended more easily through .NET, SQL Server, XML and Web services, according to the company.

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News source: The Reg

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