MODERNISATION PLATFORM AS A SERVICE

ModPaaS

Our Modernisation Platform as a Service (ModPaaS) is a purpose-built, customizable Cloud solution that enables highly collaborative participation throughout the journey of a legacy modernisation project. ModPaaS provides access to our modernisation solutions 'as a service' in a secure, Cloud-based environment. It also allows you to move through the modernisation journey at your own pace in a completely self-service manner, with assistance from our modernisation specialists, or with a fully-managed disposition.

ModPaaS is available for customers seeking to analyse mainframe code, and to understand inter-relationships, complexity, dependencies, and business rules. These are essential components to successfully plan for any modernisation project.

Latest findings: 2020 Mainframe Modernisation Report

What does the future hold for mainframe applications? 

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Why ModPaaS?

CHALLENGES

Control project costs

The knowledge gained from using ModPaaS reduces the scope of existing applications and refines the modernisation disposition strategy. Right-sising these projects reduces costs too.

Relieve technical debt

Over time, source code can become complicated. We can streamline your code on three levels – source code file, paragraph / section, and by line – simplifying the maintenance of your applications.

Increase visibility

Full visibility, including business rules, reports, documentation, and application categorisation, puts you in control of your IT estate while ensuring it supports your organisation’s initiatives.

Modernisation Platform as a Service (ModPaaS)

OUR SOLUTION

ModPaaS allows you to perform a comprehensive assessment of your existing legacy applications, including asset count and asset type categorisation, missing and unreferenced components, program flows, impact and code path analysis, reporting and documentation, and more. You can also trace and isolate business rules which can be reused for re-engineering initiatives.

ModPaaS also enables you to categorise objects and applications to determine feasibility of disposition options (e.g. rehosting, automated refactoring, re-engineering, replacement, retirement, etc.) and drive ongoing modernisation initiatives with different levels of assistance. Once a disposition strategy is chosen, ModPaaS allows your team to develop a strategic modernisation plan with our assistance which includes recommendations and estimates that best suit your needs. It then allows your teams to select and extract code to be modernised. For example, you can select code specific to the UI layer or data access objects to aid microservices development efforts.

ModPaaS-powered assessments

ModPaaS includes our Enterprise Application Viewer (eav), an automated assessment solution that has been used to process billions of lines of legacy code.

eav is a complete analytical team within a single tool. It provides both application and business teams with the ability to quickly understand and follow the logic within applications, between applications, and within programs. IT teams no longer need technical specialists for each application. A core team of programmers and analysts can debug, maintain, and enhance multiple complex applications within any environment.

It is also possible to predict the impact of specific changes using the integrated right-click tools, and reach documentation compliance by using the numerous reports generated by eav. eav takes the guesswork out of enhancement planning by providing full visibility into complex legacy applications, and can predict the impact of specific changes across the environment. Customers can visualise the impact of a change and predict its outcome with only minutes of effort.

The benefits of ModPaaS-powered assessments include:

Complete visibility into the legacy system: Assets loaded into ModPaaS are automatically parsed, counted, and categorised by asset type. Reports and documentation are automatically generated, and program interactions are created to represent the overall program flow, individual paragraph flow, and inter-relationships between the programs, data, and other component types.

Reduced application footprint: Results can be interactively analysed to resolve assets flagged as missing, unused, or unreferenced. This is a critical task that reduces the cost, complexity, and risk of the future modernisation project. Customers typically see scope reductions between 40 and 70 percent.

Global reports and documentation: Each time an asset is parsed, eav automatically updates its documentation repository, generating multiple reports which can be viewed / downloaded as PDFs or exported into a variety of formats (e.g. CSV, Excel, XML and DIF) for further manipulation.

Code clean-up: ModPaaS assists with the clean-up of code to make future maintenance more efficient.

Business rules mining: ModPaaS and eav assist with re-engineering initiatives such as the creation of microservices functionality by allowing you to mine mainframe business rules from within application logic. Select rules can be extracted from your code and saved as COBOL, then automatically converted to Java and C#, and further optimised and refactored as required.

Application categorisation: ModPaaS bridges and processes the top-down results of an assessment with the bottom-up results of a technical assessment. This provides the ability to confirm, invalidate, or refine your target disposition strategies. Categories can be created for a single application, multiple applications, or even an identified subdomain following a service modelling exercise.

ModPaaS is available for download in most common Cloud provider's marketplaces (AWS, Azure, Oracle, and Google Cloud).

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Over 35 years of COBOL and mainframe modernisation experience

More than 500 successful modernisation projects completed

Over 2.5 billion lines of code refactored through automation

Additional insights to help you modernize

RESOURCES

  • 2020 Mainframe Modernisation Report

    Explore the global trends in the mainframe market, the challenges facing organisations and the case for application modernisation among large enterprises with annual revenues over £1 billion.

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  • Liberate legacy data

    This whitepaper provides insight to the common challenges in handling legacy data and options for solving them.

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  • Live Discussion: The 2020 Mainframe Modernisation Business Barometer Report

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  • Is it time to move your mainframe applications to the Cloud?

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  • Liberating Legacy Data from IDMS and IDMSX

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  • What is the true cost of legacy applications on your business?

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News & Opinions

BLOG // 22-02-2021

Disposition strategies to consider for your next mainframe modernisatio...

by Brandon Edenfield, Managing Director of Application Modernisation

Disposition strategies to consider for your next mainframe modernisation project

OpenVMS: Navigating the Crossroads

The resources needed to maintain OpenVMS applications are diminishing, and several big tech partners are already parting ways with the system. This bl...

by Brandon Edenfield, Managing Director of Application Modernisation

BLOG // 09-02-2021
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