A common obstacle with application modernization is that most legacy applications have hardcoded the company’s business processes and logic, which are tightly coupled with other aspects of the legacy code, making the dependencies of the process complex.
We recognize this is a huge barrier for many businesses and have done extensive work to minimize the risk for you. Our team of experts employs a proven methodology, and use industry-leading COBOL to Java Conversion tools to leverage the cloud. This is accomplished by significantly reducing the complexity of application modernization and Cloud migration. For example, one set of COBOL to the Cloud assessment and migration tools we use comes from Micro Focus, the owners of Visual COBOL and Micro Focus COBOL.
COBOL applications can be moved from their existing operating system environment, to a new and different operating system environment. For instance, a large COBOL application that is on an IBM or Unisys mainframe can be “re-hosted” to a Windows or LINUX operating system environment, with the database, and other components like JCL, getting moved and converted as part of the re-hosting process. The newly re-hosted application may then be operated in the Cloud, or on-premise.
COBOL applications that are candidates for transformation to a different programming language, such as C# .NET or Java, require a different methodology and process compared with re-hosting. In the case of an application transformation, we rely on intellectual property to perform most of the automatic transformation work necessary to deploy a newly transformed application on the Cloud, or on an on-premise style deployment.
Our professionals will perform all client work in a safe and secure environment. The work will be performed at your site, and at secure Astadia facilities, as appropriate.
We’ll produce a complete profile of your target COBOL project, which typically lasts several weeks. At the project conclusion, you will receive a transformed application and database, and documentation, per the specifications defined in the planning stage of the project.
Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 200 Mainframe Application Migration projects, all of which required different services. Many of these projects involved COBOL applications. Our skills and experience with COBOL modernization, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your COBOL Conversion project.
In addition, we offer a number of services to help you resolve application and database issues, and move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.