MOST Technologies, a global leader in legacy modernization, is in a unique position to address the needs of organizations with a large investment in mainframe application assets.
Organizations that run applications in mainframe environments are continually looking for ways to cut IT operation costs. Rehosting mainframe applications to UNIX, Windows or Linux has proved to be an effective cost-cutting technique for many organizations.
Rehosting typically requires moving relevant applications from a mainframe operating environment to a UNIX/Windows/Linux-based platform and providing the equivalent operating environment and support services to replace those of the mainframe. MOST's mainframe and open systems experience, its OnTarget technology, and its project methodology enable MOST to address customers' rehosting needs and to ensure a smooth transition from one operating environment to another. MOST has a major focus on Adabas/Natural rehosting projects because its extensive experience with these platforms enables MOST to implement the rehosting project within a few months.
The key to rehosting success is the site mapping process that identifies all the components that need to be rehosted – application elements, database migration, security, job scheduling, printing, system utilities, and 3rd party software products that need to be mapped to equivalent functionality on the target platform. The capabilities of OnTarget and its repository facilitate site mapping and planning to ensure that every essential element of the mainframe operating environment is mapped to the target environment.
MOST’s migration and conversion tools automate the migration process and reduce the risks associated with rehosting. These tools facilitate the testing of the rehosted application and ensure quality deliverables and minimum disruption to end users.