Clerity Solutions, a full-service provider of mainframe migration, modernization, and optimization solutions, today said that Visiant Arcares has used Clerity’s UniKix Mainframe Rehosting software to migrate its leading credit and mortgage management software solutions from IBM® z/OS® on the mainframe to scalable, modern open systems platforms.
The rehosting of Visiant Arcares’ mission-critical financial applications helps preserve the company’s valuable application business logic investments, creates the ability to integrate new technology options to improve and expand services, and provides a cost-effective platform for future workload growth.
“UniKix technology provided a better option than staying with the mainframe,” explained Willy Burkhardt, CEO, Visiant Arcares. “There were many important criteria for this project that Clerity’s UniKix product was able to meet, including insuring that no changes would be required in access for our end users.”
Visiant Arcares migrated two central applications, Keystone Factoring and Keystone Financing, using the UniKix software. BluePhoenix Solutions, a value-driven legacy modernization solution provider, participated in the mainframe migration project with UniKix experts from Clerity.
Today, Visiant Arcares maintains and manages its customers’ rehosted applications on open systems servers, providing ERP solutions in Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model for several very large and prominent financial services and banking organizations, including GE Capital Finance, Italfondiario, the SACE Group, Intesa Belgrado, and Credemfactor.
Clerity has completed many similar mainframe migration projects for financial services industry leaders such as NYSE Euronext, SunGard, and Equifax. The company’s UniKix technology, deployed in more than 50 countries, helps enterprises lower annual operating costs by up to 70 percent, while providing a flexible path forward for mission-critical mainframe applications. UniKix operates in common Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX environments, providing companies with a wide choice of mainframe alternatives.
“The UniKix mainframe rehosting technology provides a robust and stable environment for our Keystone applications,” noted Burkhardt. “This has allowed us to save on operating costs while expanding services and creates an important competitive advantage for our company.”
Visiant Arcares used the UniKix Mainframe Rehosting software to replace IBM CICS® transactions and batch systems. The company implemented a virtualized UNIX environment for running the workloads. End users continue to access the migrated applications through a Web server or a custom Visiant Arcares Web module post migration.