Optimizing Legacy-to-Cloud Integrations

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics, Mainframe optimization, Modernization, Strategy by Russ Teubner

I recently joined former IBM executive Phil Weintraub to present a webinar on optimizing legacy-to-cloud integrations. Like me, Phil has spent a career helping enterprises architect, manage, and exploit mainframe IT infrastructure. Phil now is the president and lead consultant at Weintraub Systems IT Consulting, and we’re very pleased to partner with his firm. Every enterprise customer we work with …

Running HostBridge Integration Scripts on zIIP Engines Helps Insurer Smoothly Navigate Year-End Peak Processing Load

In Mainframe optimization, Performance by James Alexander

A major health insurance company is using the HostBridge JavaScript Engine (HB.js) to enable its CICS web services integration strategy. Since choosing HostBridge as its CICS integration solution, the firm has developed and deployed almost 200 CICS web services. At the beginning of 2021, the company went through what is normally a peak demand period. Clients were triggering high volumes …

Using z/OS Connect with 3270 Terminal CICS Applications

In Hybrid IT, Strategy, z/OS Connect by Russ Teubner

IBM z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition is IBM’s strategic REST gateway that enables valuable IBM z applications to participate in the API economy. This IBM solution is used to transform z assets into APIs that make it possible to include the mainframe into hybrid IT strategies. Using APIs to make mainframe assets available as REST/JSON services is an ideal way to …

Taking the Risk out of Legacy Modernization

In Modernization by Jerry Rackley

As enterprises pursue digital transformation strategies, most must decide what role legacy applications will play. For some, automating the mainframe is the solution. Others go down the path of legacy modernization, and still others combine automation with modernization. Interest in legacy modernization continues to grow. The 2020 BMC Mainframe Survey reveals that mainframe modernization is a high priority: As enterprises …

Using a Shortest Path Algorithm for CICS Integration

In How-to, Letters from the Trenches by James Alexander

One of the challenges of integrating 3270 screen-based CICS applications is the complexity of screen navigations. These applications were originally developed for human operators at a terminal. Completing a business process often required an operator to step through a complex sequence of screens. The HostBridge technical team has seen CICS applications that require extensive user training. Using these applications could …