Ivory Service Architect, GT Software's mainframe integration tool, is now available through Red Hat Marketplace. Red Hat Marketplace is an open cloud marketplace for enterprise customers to discover, try, purchase, deploy, and manage certified container-based software across environments—public and private, cloud and on-premises. Through the marketplace, customers can take advantage of responsive support, streamlined billing and contracting, simplified governance, and single-dashboard visibility across clouds.
According to GT Software, Ivory solves the problem of complex legacy integration by creating a secure middle abstraction layer between modern cloud applications and the mainframe. It provides a runtime environment that lets users generate APIs through a no-code, drag-and-drop platform that does not require mainframe development skills.
Using the platform, enterprise users can design and deploy REST and SOAP APIs to connect existing mainframe applications with external systems. In this way, Ivory not only facilitates access to legacy systems and their complex data structures, but also allows COBOL and PL/I programs to more easily make calls out to other systems without writing any new code. Ivory is flexible enough to run on nearly all platforms/operating systems and now includes a Red Hat Operator that allows users to more easily deploy integrations to Red Hat OpenShift.
“Our goal is, and has always been to drastically accelerate and simplify enterprise modernization efforts,” said Stephen Hassett, president of GT Software. “We expect Red Hat Marketplace will allow us to reach a wider audience with the specific pain points that our Ivory Service Architect solves. We could not be more excited about the availability of Ivory Service Architect on Red Hat Marketplace.”
Built in collaboration with Red Hat and IBM, Red Hat Marketplace delivers a hybrid multi-cloud trifecta for organizations moving into the next era of computing: a robust ecosystem of partners, an industry-leading Kubernetes container platform, and award-winning commercial support—all on a scalable backend powered by IBM.
A private, personalized marketplace is also available through Red Hat Marketplace Select, enabling clients to provide their teams with easier access to curated software their organizations have pre-approved.
“We believe Red Hat Marketplace is an essential destination to unlock the value of cloud investments,” said Lars Herrmann, senior director of technology partnerships, Red Hat. “With the marketplace, we are making it as fast and easy as possible for companies to implement the tools and technologies that can help them succeed in this hybrid multicloud world. We've simplified the steps to find and purchase tools like GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect that are tested, certified and supported on Red Hat OpenShift, and we've removed operational barriers to deploying and managing these technologies on Kubernetes-native infrastructure.”
Learn more about GT Software and Ivory Service Architect at www.gtsoftware.com/products/ivory-suite and https://marketplace.redhat.com/en-us/products/ivory-service-architect.