Mainframe applications to run on servers

30 pts.
Tags:
Mainframe
Servers
Would I be able to run say banking applications currently on mainframe platform on servers? If it is possible, what are the adjustments and risks involved?

Software/Hardware used:
IBM MVS

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Have you received a reply to your question on running banking applications on servers rather than the mainframe?  I work for Micro Focus and specifically work with our ISV partners, many of whom run their banking solutions both on the mainframe and offer distributed versions of their solution.  If you are looking for the technical feasibility then a conversation with one of our engineers is a great idea.

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • CharlieBrowne
    You may not be able to run the exact same code, but yes you could run a bank or any application on servers. 
    The thought process should be: Does software exist that will do what I want, or do I have to write it all from scratch? Is the server powerful enough to handle the required processing? (Amount of data, Number of users, number of transactions). Who needs access to the data. 
    A complete ROI analysis must be done.  
    41,370 pointsBadges:
    report
  • TomLiotta

    Since mainframes are servers, the question is a little odd. Assuming the question asks only about PC-style servers (rather than all other kinds of servers), it's almost guaranteed that the same applications would not run.

    In some cases, a vendor might have versions of some application that run on mainframes and PC-servers; but it usually wouldn't make much sense. Applications that are nowadays specifically created for mainframes would generally expect the capabilities of a mainframe to be available.

    Tom

    125,585 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following