Hybrid IT

Modernizing Mainframe Transactional Data to the Cloud

The best of both worlds with performance and low risk. Note: This article was co-authored by Bob Ellsworth, President of Mainframe Transformation Consulting. Cloud platforms simplify enterprise computing. Mainframe applications and transactional data become more valuable through inclusion in cloud strategies. Enterprises understand they must find ways for modernizing mainframe transactional data...

Democratizing Enterprise Mainframe Transactional Data

Helping Citizen Developers Extend the Mainframe using Microsoft Azure™ Note: This article was co-authored by Jim Dugan, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft for Azure Global Specialized Workloads - Legacy. More and more enterprises are turning to citizen developers as a way to accelerate and expand innovation. This is a simple idea: empowering business experts to build new solutions in the...

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...