Cloud Compiling SaaS

Dramatically reduce the cost of migrating to COBOL V6 by moving the compiling resource to the cloud.

  • Uses existing IBM-licensed compilers
  • Choose to consolidate to a single license on your LPAR or in cloud as a hybrid
  • Eliminates persistent spikes in MSU/CPU associated with COBOL 6 recompiling
  • No upfront investment – “pay as you save” cloud license model
  • Guaranteed cost savings of at least 50% on monthly compiler fees
  • Install is as simple as reading an email

Cloud Compiling takes a virtual approach to client migrations and ongoing application maintenance and new development to maintain its COBOL compatibility with new COBOL versions and to exploit new IBM Z hardware. The solution leverages your existing IBM compiler but instead of maintaining multiple licenses across multiple LPARs, we’ll consolidate them to a single virtualized license in the cloud. The choice of deployment, on-premise or externally hosted, is completely up to you.

Cloud Compiling helps eliminate peaks in mainframe budgets that cause fluctuations in the Rolling 4-Hour Average (R4HA). Additionally, if you choose on-premise deployment, you have the option to select a less-critical LPAR to compile on, freeing resources allocated to more critical workloads.

OS Support: IBM z/OS (all current versions)

Programming Languages:  All versions of COBOL, PL/I, Fortran and C++

How Cloud Compiling Works

how cloud compiling works

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