Is Software-Defined A New Liberty For IT?

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LzLabs claims that more than 3,000 of the world’s largest companies have no escape from expensive and outdated application architectures (many of them mainframe), which still power 70% of the world’s commercial transactions. The LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe supports major legacy operating environments and software languages.

“Despite an almost universal desire to liberate mainframe applications to improve interoperability, business agility, and to reduce costs, the risk and complexity of rewriting or recompiling code have been assessed as too high by many mainframe customers,” said Thilo Rockmann, chairman of LzLabs. “What was required was a seamless way to allow the customer’s application code and data to run unchanged in a modern environment. LzLabs has worked for five years to build exactly this solution – the Software Defined Mainframe.”

The LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe will be offered to customers both for use within their own datacentres running on Red Hat Linux-based computers and for deployment via the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

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