Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider, announced today that it has completed the migration of BPCS/LX from the IBM I Series (AS/400) to Linux.
Paving the way for AS/400 users to migrate to Linux
Mr Bruce Acacio (CEO) announced that Infinite has completed the migration of the ERP system named BPCS/LX from the IBM iSeries operating environment to Linux. This migration was fairly complex in that there were over six million lines of RPG, RPG ILE, CL and DDS code to be recompiled and deployed. Using Infinite’s toolset, Infinite i, to recompile and deploy the applications took less than 6 months. The migration was performed for a global food products company based in the United States.
The company had several goals for rehosting BPCS/LX to Linux. First, they wanted their data to be resident in Oracle, second they wanted their hardware environment to be virtualized using VMWare and third, they required the applications to be able to execute in a graphical Interface without having to write one. Infinite met all the company’s objectives at a cost that was much lower than the cost of maintaining the applications on their aging IBM I Series servers.
Infinite’s toolsets and services have been used in thousands of AS/400 migrations worldwide. As resources to support RPG and COBOL applications become more scarce, and as the importance to share data with other applications becomes critical, using the Infinite toolset and services makes more sense for companies that require a response to the problem of legacy applications. In this particular case, the BPCS applications in use could not be easily replaced by new applications because they had been so heavily customized. The cost of rewriting the application was estimated to be over USD3M. The migration costs to the client of Infinite’s tools and services was less than 1/10 the rewrite estimate.
To learn more about migrating AS/400 applications to Linux, Windows or UNIX, please visit http://www.infinitecorporation.com
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