m2C™ is a complete mainframe migration solution. Unmatched in flexibility and agility, m2C™ provides customers with a 100% cloud-native end state aligning with legacy modernization objectives.
What is It?
Replatform Workloads Automatically
m2C™ is a replatforming solution. IBM Z and AS 400 workloads are automatically replatformed as cloud-native applications. Replatforming is very different from re-hosting ('lift & shift') where applications are migrated to the cloud in proprietary containers and retain their legacy constraints.
Not Just Cloud But Cloud-Native
m2C™ is a true cloud-native solution which means that replatformed applications are both elastic and highly available. The ability to scale horizontally based on demand, makes cloud-native solutions more cost effective than the alternatives.
m2C™ is the only solution that offers a hybrid cloud model for mainframe 'out of the box'. m2C's unique CallBack feature allows customers to move their compute workload to the cloud but keep sensitive data on the mainframe.
How it Works?
m2C™ allows IBM z and AS 400 customers to replatform workloads as agile modern applications. Using m2C mainframe workloads (online and batch) are replatformed as Java applications running on-premise or in the cloud. 'CallBack' allows replatformed applications to retain communication with the mainframe which means sensitive data can stay on the mainframe if required.
Fast & Accurate
Fast & accurate compiler-based language transformation (from COBOL/CICS, PL/1, Natural, JCL) to cloud-native Java. Recompiled applications can be deployed to any industry standard Java application server.
Replatformed applications retain both the original application source code and the refactored Java code. Transformation tooling is delivered via plugins through the Eclipse IDE framework and includes an integrated JES console for running JCL jobs. These features allow you the flexibility of coding in the original application language or in Java or both.
Deployment to industry standard Java application servers means replatformed applications can instantly leverage the elasticity of Cloud. Applications can dynamically scale-out and scale-back for optimal resource usage.
Hybrid Cloud Enabled
Bi-directional 'CallBack' is facilitated by a lightweight (<1Mb) connector which is installed on the mainframe and runs as a started task (STC). The Callback connector connects to several z/OS assets including data (Db2, VSAM, IMS Db) and services (TSO, SDSF, SYSLOG).
m2C™ is the result of a technology partnership between Heirloom Computing & Mainframe Cloud. The result is a best of breed solution set to revolutionise mainframe migration projects.
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