Using APIs for CICS Modernization

In Hybrid IT, Modernization by Russ Teubner

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 savings Lower application maintenance and run costs by 30-50% I recently presented …

Mainframe-Hybrid Cloud Optimization with Integration Analytics

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics by Jerry Rackley

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 outside the mainframe impact things on the …

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 …

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 …

Mainframe Optimization With CICS Integration Analytics

In Hybrid IT, Integration Analytics, Mainframe optimization by Jerry Rackley

Most enterprises that rely on the mainframe want their host applications to fully participate in a hybrid IT environment. Nowadays, the mainframe services requests from a range of sources, such as application servers, macros, and RPA bots. As integrations between these non-mainframe applications and the mainframe proliferate, the IT group will see mainframe transaction volumes increase. What it lacks is …