LzLabs has launched what it says is the world’s first Software Defined Mainframe, a technology solution that will enable customers to move their legacy mainframe applications and data seamlessly to open Linux server and Cloud platforms. The LzLabs solution will support major legacy operating environments and languages so that customers can break free from the high, recurring cost of mainframe software and hardware while preserving their enormous investment in legacy applications, data and business processes.
“The evolution of alternative hardware platforms, particularly x86, has shown that increasingly large volumes of traditional mainframe workloads can successfully run in these environments.” Dale Vecchio, Gartner noted in How Will the Mainframe Survive? (July 2015). “Many mainframe-using organizations are also evaluating their application portfolios in an effort to find workloads that can be moved to lower-cost platforms, thereby reducing consumption, or at least the growth, of mainframe MIPS,” according to Dale Vecchio and Mike Chuba, Gartner in How to Reduce the Cost of IBM Mainframe Computing (September 2015).