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Using the mainframe environment will mean businesses won't lose out on the money invested in legacy apps

LzLabs' Software Defined Mainframe is now being offered as part of Fujitsu's application modernisation suite, meaning Fujitsu customers will be able to run legacy mainframe apps in the cloud.

As more businesses seek the infrastructure to run their legacy applications without having to stick to legacy hardware, Fujitsu is ensuring businesses can embrace the future and keep their business ticking over without the burden of managing legacy application architectures.

"When speaking to international organisations, we often find their fundamental business processes are supported by legacy applications, written in age-old coding languages that require significant time and investment to adapt,” said Geoff Peters, deputy head of legacy modernization at Fujitsu said. 

"With the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe, this process can be bypassed almost entirely, opening up a world of cost-effective and flexible IT to customers who previously felt trapped. As more companies seek to modernize, we expect the Software Defined Mainframe to play an important part in the Fujitsu Global Application Modernization Service."

Not only does using LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe with Fujitsu's platform mean companies can update their architecture but it will also save costs normally associated with moving to a new environment because existing applications, data and business processes can be used.

"We’re excited to be working with Fujitsu, whose expertise in application modernisation and global reach already enables customers around the world to take major steps in the modernization of their critical IT infrastructure," Thilo Rockmann, chairman of LzLabs added.

"Achieving the lift-and-shift of legacy COBOL and PL/1 mainframe applications onto COTS hardware and cloud will be a huge leap forward for many large businesses, and through this collaboration is now an option for those looking to future-proof their businesses."