This Newstag article summarizes the LzLabs announcement of the availability of Gotthard, the first Software Defined mainframe (SDM). Read the full article.
This article discusses the availability of Gotthard, the first Software Defined mainframe (SDM). Users are now, for the first time, able to migrate their mainframe applications and data on modern systems. This allows the applications that process 70 percent of all financial transactions to be transferred to Red Hat Linux servers or Microsoft’s Azure cloud. “More than 5,000 of the world’s largest companies rely on mainframes when it comes to online and batch processing COBOL base goes. These companies, however, are faced with the dilemma of high costs, an ever smaller group of experts for these systems, and the limitations in the field of integration and innovation, “said Mark Creswell, CEO of LzLabs. “Mainframe users need easy ways to migrate their legacy applications on modern systems. To facilitate this migration, you need a managed container that mimics exactly the behavior of the mainframe. We provide this environment.”
This Pressrelations article discusses the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® and its capabilities. It also outlines the LzOnline and LzBatch products and other components of the environment. LzOnline enables users to make transactions based on COBOL unchanged. The elements of the transaction and the online subsystems can be very easily migrated using the supplied tools. LzBatch allows administrators to use batch job submission either locally or remotely using a compatible JobControl trigger syntax with output and spool management.
Mainframe applications running with the Software Defined mainframe (SDM) are now available on ordinary Linux computers. The Zurich-based company, LzLabs, today announced the availability of its x86 mainframe environment Gotthard. Gotthard provides a container that mimics the mainframe behavior, translated into Linux system calls. This allows COBOL and PL / I applications that were written for the IBM mainframes (z-series), to run directly.
Just as medieval alchemists sought in vain to discover the secret of transmuting base metal into gold, today’s information technologists have struggled for years to transform legacy mainframe applications to new platforms. Swiss startup LzLabs released software that will let enterprises move legacy mainframe applications and datasets unchanged to the cloud.
Many of the world’s largest enterprises still run vital aspects of their business on software that was written many decades ago, by programmers who have long since drawn their pensions. Locked into costly mainframe hardware platforms, it’s becoming more and more challenging to connect these archaic systems of record into the modern digital systems that engage today’s consumers with ever-faster, more responsive interactions.