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Mainframe Modernization

Modern COBOL. Modern mainframe. Powered by cloud.
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OpenText provides mainframe modernization cloud solutions that help you analyze, secure, access, develop, test, deploy and migrate. From mainframe to cloud, transform your core applications, processes, and infrastructure faster and with lower risk. Migrate mainframe and COBOL applications to the cloud.

Drive mainframe value

Increase mainframe business value with new deployment models, including cloud and hybrid environments. Deliver new development tools skillsets and practices that balance IT spend while supporting your future mainframe strategy.

Secure mainframe data
Secure mainframe data

Manage risks with the ability to move core mainframe applications to new platforms and environments, including public cloud infrastructure, and deliver standardized data security across your enterprise, alongside modern host access.

Go cloud
Mainframe data insights

Gain insights into your mainframe and COBOL applications and data with intelligence tools for analysis and insights to discern size, complexity, criticality, and stability. Intelligent data analytics drives decision-making to determine your cloud migration path.

For more information about mainframe modernization

Mainframe Application Modernization with OpenText.

Download this analyst report to learn mainframe application modernization with OpenText and Omdia to help you decide what stays and what moves.


How Mainframe Modernization Begins with Application Modernization

View this Futurum research brief to learn how mainframe modernization practices can help enterprises leverage their existing IT assets and make them more agile, cost-effective, and usable long into the future.


Cloud Migration

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, analysis, insights, application assessment, source code management, unit testing, continuous integration, and more.

Modernization Maturity Model
COBOL to Cloud
The Journey to Destination Cloud
Destination Cloud: Let’s Get Ready to Modernize
Get Cloud-Ready
Use case
Modernizing Mainframe Workloads with AWS and OpenText

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,
  • “Intelligent data analytics drives data-driven decision-making. Leveraging the new infrastructure, we use machine learning models to more accurately allocate stock to stores, correlating sales directly with seasonal stock projections and loss analysis. We weren’t able to do this until Micro Focus helped us unlock the valuable data we have.”

    Group Head Of Merchandizing and Inventory IT
  • “Deploying Enterprise Analyzer gives our developers rapid insights and complete impact analysis in their customer’s mainframe system. Enterprise Analyzer also provides metrics related to the application size, complexity, criticality, and stability; all great indicators of the technical complexity the application represents.”

    Gautam Khanna
    Vice President and Head Modernization Practice,

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?

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