Integrating CICS with Cloud Applications

In How-to, Hybrid IT by Jerry Rackley

Using mainframe JavaScript, it’s a simple matter to create an API for integrating CICS with cloud applications. The HostBridge team recently prototyped such an integration with the mother of all cloud-based applications, Salesforce. Background The sales team for a large financial services company is using Salesforce. The company had looked for a solution for integrating a CICS billing application with …

Using Node.js to Run Web Services Inside CICS

In Hybrid IT, Strategy by Jerry Rackley

The HostBridge team recently attended the fall SHARE conference, and several presentations were given about Node.js (Node) running inside of CICS. Indeed, IBM itself is spreading the message that Node now runs in CICS. We’re noticing an increase in the amount of information about using Node with legacy applications, like Paul Scott’s excellent article in Enterprise Tech Journal. Around HostBridge …

Create a Web Services Boundary to Make CICS Screens and Logic Available to the Cloud

In Hybrid IT by Scott Glenn

Organizations now are complex environments which implement their own internal clouds made up of many types of machines.  In this Hybrid IT environment, the mainframe is one participant in the cloud.  At HostBridge, our relationship with many customers began because of problems letting their mainframes fully participate in their cloud strategy. For the cloud to work, the machines need to have …