Move COBOL Code To Linux Cloud Using Lzlab's New Product, Gotthard

Among the advanced technology about which you regularly hear and we regularly write, there exists an older realm, where computers are still being run on COBOL.
 
This programming language had been developed in the late 1950's and was extremely popular in the ‘60's ‘70's and ‘80's. Most of you might be thinking that it is mostly eradicated from modern business, but the chances are that you are completely wrong.
 
As we move ahead in the new world of technology, the group of people who actually know this particular program and how to maintain it grows smaller, hence, causing companies to look into different programs so as to move the data to a more modern platform, which can be used without the personnel help to guide them through the transition.
  
In order to solve this particular problem, Lzlab has come up with a new solution, which is known as Gotthard. It will help companies by teasing out various bits of data, executables, configuration files and the like from the hornet’s nest of the code, which was written a long time ago. It then places the various pieces in a container and moves them to the Cloud platform running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
 
It is not a coincidence that this particular announcement came just after the last one in winter at the CeBIT Technology Fair in Germany, where the company had unveiled the first software defined mainframe and had also announced a partnership with Microsoft and Red Hat.
The company is at the moment not claiming that their tools will provide an instant solution, however, they hope to partner with a third-party system integrator, who will work with users so as to conduct this work which has been required in order to prepare the transfer all the contents.
 
This announcement builds on the original announcement and provides tools to the companies which are running legacy mainframe applications in order to relax the process of the change as far as possible. It will still be a long and a painful process; however, we now have some tools available to ease the procedure.