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Application Replatforming


Replatforming has become a viable option for many CIOs who need to cut the cost of IBM mainframe.

Replatforming of applications from the legacy environment to a new platform provides a low-cost and low-risk alternative to re-writing the application or to package implementation.


MOST has the tools, skills, and experience in both mainframe and open system technology to provide innovative and automated re-platforming services from IBM mainframe to Linux/Unix/Windows (LUW).

What We Offer

MOST's replatforming activities include the migration of: 

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Application software

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Operating environment

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3rd-party products

Examples of technical activities related to replatforming:

  • Identification of  all software components including 3rd party products required for the LUW environment

  • Adaptation of existing application code to the target LUW environment

  • Modification of interfaces between the target LUW and external applications

  • Conversion of data entities to ASCII

  • Adaptation of security, printing and operational components such as job scheduler and internal utilities

  • Conversion of the archive, backup and historical data to the target LUW environment



The following is an example of mainframe applications with COBOL/Natural/ADABAS which were replatformed to Linux environment using Micro Focus Enterprise (implemented at one of MOST's customers)

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