IBM to Acquire Mainframe Modernization Vendor

IBM plans to acquire EZ Legacy Ltd. (EZSource), an Israel-based application discovery company, to help developers understand and change mainframe code based on data displayed on a dashboard and other visualizations. EZSource provides a visual dashboard to show developers which applications have changed to ease the process of modernizing applications, exposing APIs and more efficiently leveraging development resources.

The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016 subject to completion of governmental review and customary closing conditions.

IBM’s API management solutions, including z/OS Connect and IBM API Connect, coupled with EZSource’s technology, help connect services from core applications to new mobile, cloud, social and cognitive workloads. '

“As clients drive their digital transformation, they are seeking the innovation and business value from new applications while leveraging their existing assets and processes,” said Ross A. Mauri, general manager of IBM z Systems. “By adding EZSource’s technology to our enterprise DevOps and API management offerings, we are making it easier and faster for developers to modernize key applications that previously were manually intensive and many times required specialized skills."

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