NEW: Mainframe Migration on the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework

The Cloud Adoption Framework (previously Fusion and Enterprise Cloud Adoption) launched on Monday, February 11! The cloud presents a fundamental shift in the way enterprises procure and utilize technology resources. In the past, enterprises assumed ownership and responsibility of all levels of technology from infrastructure to software. Now, the cloud offers the potential to transform…

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NEW E-BOOK: Install TmaxSoft OpenFrame on Azure

In this 44-page e-book, Steve Read (AzureCAT) and Manoj Aerroju (TmaxSoft) explain how to set up a TmaxSoft OpenFrame environment suitable for development, demos, testing, and production workloads. OpenFrame makes it easy to lift your existing mainframe assets and shift them to Azure. By moving your mainframe workloads to the cloud, you can modernize your infrastructure, benefit from…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Microsoft Azure Government cloud for mainframe applications

Planning an application migration is the ideal time to add value and agility to even well-established mainframe workloads. In this quick guide, Larry Mead of AzureCAT shows how United States government agencies and their partners can use Azure Government for mainframe applications—and migration may not be as difficult as you think. Azure Government delivers the…

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Set up an Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) in IBM zD&T v12

In a post back in September, I described how to setup the IBM zD&T environment in Azure. The IBM zD&T environment is an emulation of the IBM Z Series Architecture that runs on the x86/x64 platforms. It can host a variety of Z Series operating systems/installations (also called Z instances or packages). These are available through what IBM calls…

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TWO NEW ARTICLES: IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure and Deploy IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure

Written by Larry Mead from AzureCAT. Edited by John Kaiser and Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Benjamin Guinebertière. IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure Deploy IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure The IBM Db2 pureScale environment provides a database cluster solution for Azure with high availability and scalability on Linux operating systems. IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure Migration…

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Mainframe Migration to Azure – Portal

UPDATED: 2/13/19 Mainframe systems were once the norm, but most companies are now looking to the cloud to replace antiquated and expensive-to-maintain mainframes. Companies can realize substantial savings if they can migrate equivalent functionality to Microsoft Azure. In many cases, mainframe workloads can be replicated in Azure with no loss of functionality and without users even noticing…

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Set up Micro Focus CICS BankDemo for Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure

In a previous blog post I outlined the steps to set up Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure and Azure Stack.   As a follow up to that, I’d like to show you how to set up one of the sample applications that comes with Enterprise Developer, the CICS BankDemo…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Demystifying mainframe to Azure migration

Customers are looking for a mainframe alternative capable of delivering equivalent functionality and features without the drawbacks and costs. This paper covers the major IBM z/OS mainframe components alongside their Azure equivalents and is designed to help you complete the critical first step of moving to the cloud. It also provides a road map for starting…

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Set up IBM Z Development and Test Environment 12.0 in Azure

Authored by Steve Read from AzureCAT One of the biggest cost benefits of the Azure platform is running development and test (dev/test) environments.  For mainframe workloads on their Z Systems, IBM has a dev/test environment for the x86 platform called IBM Z Development and Test Environment (IBM zD&T for short).  This solution helps customers take…

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Set up Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure

Authored by Steve Read from AzureCAT A common workload on Azure is a development and test environment because it is so cost-effective and easy to deploy and tear down. In this blog post, I will show how to set up Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 4.0 on Azure. With Enterprise…

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