Micro Focus Announces New Approach to Modernizing IBM Mainframe PL/I Applications

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization solutions, released a cross-platform migration solution intended to enable mainframe PL/I applications to be moved, with minimal changes, from an IBM mainframe to Linux, UNIX or Windows Server platforms. The solution, Micro Focus Server Enterprise Edition for PL/I, is intended to help manage the soaring costs companies incur running PL/I applications on IBM mainframes.

"PL/I applications running on IBM mainframes are nearly always business-critical. It is therefore crucial to provide a robust platform that helps organizations move applications with as few changes as possible," says Kevin Brearley, director of product management at Micro Focus. "Our products mitigate risk, which is the number one concern of CIOs interested in exploring how migration can benefit their organizations."

The solution is intended to offer organizations an alternative when considering modernization options for their PL/I application portfolios that avoids the need to rewrite, convert or replace mature PL/I applications.

Micro Focus Server Enterprise Edition is designed to enable the bulk of PL/I application code to be migrated without change, and provides support for COBOL and all other key IBM mainframe subsystems used by PL/I applications.

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