Hybrid IT

Get more out of z/OS Connect with HostBridge CICS API Orchestration

IBM z/OS Connect creates an API front door to a broad spectrum of IBM Z applications (CICS, IMS, DB2, MQ). Making mainframe applications available via a RESTful API allows non-mainframe applications to easily gain access to the data and logic these applications represent. The simpler the APIs, the easier and faster integration with any downstream application becomes, regardless of the skillset...

Try a Live CICS API Now

How well does an API strategy work for modernizing or making CICS applications participate in the hybrid cloud? Find out right now by testing it from your browser. You can invoke a real, live CICS API simply by clicking on this URL: http://demo.hostbridge.com/hbscript/traderS After clicking the demo link, you’ll see something like this on your screen: JSON output of a CICS...

Using APIs for CICS Modernization

Modernizing mainframe applications is an important element of many digital transformation strategies. Letting legacy apps participate in the hybrid cloud is a high priority for the IT organization. It can also save money.  An Accenture study shares that modernizing legacy applications can: Create 15 to 35% infrastructure year-over-year savingsLower application maintenance and run...

Mainframe-Hybrid Cloud Optimization with Integration Analytics

In January 2018, the HostBridge Transaction Analytics Connector (HTAC) became generally available. This software has become the key tool for enabling Integration Analytics: the process of gaining insights from CICS transaction data. These insights enable precise mainframe-hybrid cloud optimization. “We developed HTAC to anchor an analytics process to help organizations understand how things...

Optimizing Legacy-to-Cloud Integrations

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...