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Smarter Applications

Modern COBOL. Modern mainframe. Powered by cloud.
destination cloud

For most organizations, the goal is to migrate to the cloud, which involves three important and achievable actions.

Step 1
Get cloud-ready

Move to commodity x86 hardware platforms. Adopt Agile and containerization for more reliable and faster application delivery.

Step 2
Migrate and optimize

Extend application value into the cloud using DevOps enabled, virtualized, containerized platforms and cloud services(XaaS).

Go cloud
Step 3
Go cloud native

Deliver faster with new application architectures, cloud-native services, and DevSecOps.

Plan your Journey

Discover a new path to cloud. For enterprise organizations invested in COBOL and mainframe applications, explore how to get started quickly and leverage cloud as part of your larger application modernization strategy.


First steps to Cloud

Start your modernization journey with a new cloud readiness checklist from OpenText. Plan your steps to cloud and path to greater engineering agility through automation, application assessment, source code management, unit testing, continuous integration, and more.

Modernisation Maturity Model
COBOL to Cloud
The Journey to Destination Cloud
Destination Cloud: Let’s Get Ready to Modernize
Get Cloud-Ready

Customer Success

  • “Collaborating with Micro Focus (now part of OpenText), we consolidated our disparate platforms and gained a better structured backup and disaster recovery process. We delivered 45% percent cost savings, improved our development productivity by 60% percent, and drastically reduced the risk to business continuity.“

    IT Director,
    State Agency
  • “Having the connection between our transaction-led, batch-processing operational systems, and modern, often cloud-based data analytics solutions is invaluable to us. Micro Focus (now part of OpenText™) enabled us to build and unify a new data-driven backbone for our company. With this backbone we can leverage new technologies...[and] our COBOL applications continue to give us a competitive edge through modernization.”

    Chief Information & Technology Officer,
  • “When we first invested in COBOL decades ago, who would have thought that streaming music would even be a thing? But here we are, and it is testimony to the longevity of COBOL and the strategic direction of Micro Focus (now part of OpenText™) that we are successfully riding the digital transformation wave in our industry.”

    Mark Atkins,
    Business Support and Infrastructure Manager,
  • “It has been fantastic to migrate to cloud computing and a continuous delivery model while reusing our valuable business logic and providing full business continuity to our clients. The decision to write InvestOne in COBOL all those years ago has definitely paid off for us.”

    Chuck Wainscott,
    Director of Architecture,
    FIS asset management group
  • “The new Micro Focus (now part of OpenText™) development environment has opened our eyes to so much opportunity. We are looking to move to a DevOps model with more end-to-end serviceability in the cloud. Our productivity has increased by 30 percent and we are more responsive to the business.”

    John Vanzanten,
    Senior Developer,
    Empire Life
  • “Leveraging Visual COBOL we created a CI/CD and container pipeline approach in AWS to give us rapid deployment capability. Instead of two major releases each year, over the last 12 months we deployed 800 times.”

    Mark Bell,
    Virtual Machine Environment, Replacement Programme Deputy Director,

Related Products

Enterprise Suite

Multi-platform deployment solution

Enterprise suite improves application modernization for IBM mainframe PL/I and COBOL development and operations teams for re-deployment to a variety of production servers including Cloud.


Build, deploy and modernize your COBOL business applications

Take your COBOL business applications into the future with the productivity of modern development tools as well as the choice and flexibility of new platforms and architectures.

Host Connectivity

More than just terminal emulation, now you can securely access, automate, and integrate host-based applications within a hybrid IT landscape.

Want to learn more about Modernization?

release-rel-2023-9-2-9373 | Wed Sep 20 05:02:54 PDT 2023
Wed Sep 20 05:02:54 PDT 2023