Heirloom Computing, Inc. today announced the certification of Heirloom PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) under the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. Heirloom PaaS is a patented software platform that automates the transformation of mission-critical enterprise COBOL/CICS applications to 100 percent Java source and the cloud.
By simply getting started with the CenturyLink Cloud Blueprint, prospective users can easily leverage the value of Heirloom PaaS and its rich development toolset called Elastic COBOL (EC) Developer. Within minutes, a Windows-based instance of EC is automatically provisioned and ready for use.
Enterprise CIOs are being challenged to increase business agility, align and consolidate infrastructure to strategic platforms such as Java and the cloud, and significantly reduce the cost of maintaining an inflexible mainframe footprint that costs the industry $70 billion annually.
Today’s Heirloom PaaS announcement provides CIOs with a low-cost, low-risk, pay-as-you-use, COBOL-to-Java solution that is readily available on the CenturyLink Cloud platform.
“The ROI of using Heirloom PaaS is as immediate as it is profound – Java apps that can run on any Java virtual machine means increased agility combined with significantly lower execution, maintenance and support expenses,” said Gary Crook, CEO, Heirloom. “We’re excited to be working with CenturyLink to meet the needs of enterprises that understand how the cloud can be used to transform legacy IT infrastructure to make their organizations instantly agile and super-competitive.”
“Heirloom is a great example of the workload breadth we’re seeing enterprises considering for migration to cloud,” said David Shacochis, vice president of platform enablement at CenturyLink. “Elastic infrastructure is transformative when applied to mainframe applications – technology like Heirloom EC makes that possible for our customers.”
About Heirloom Computing, Inc.
Heirloom Computing is on a mission to modernize the world’s business-critical enterprise software applications. Heirloom’s best-in-class tools seamlessly migrate legacy systems to private and public cloud computing infrastructures, so IT departments can reap the cost benefits of cloud computing and satisfy user demands for applications accessible via web browsers and mobile devices.
For more information about how Heirloom Computing’s legacy modernization tools can save IT departments time and money, please visit www.heirloomcomputing.com.