Micro Focus' SOA Express 8.0 Adds IBM CICS Support

Micro Focus has upgraded a popular legacy modernization product to bring mainframe assets to SOA without recoding SOA Express 8.0 adds support for direct deployment into IBM's CICS for both .NET and J2EE environments.

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Micro Focus has upgraded a popular legacy modernization product to make it even easier to bring mainframe assets into SOA without recoding The company's SOA Express 8.0 adds support for direct deployment into IBM's CICS for both .NET and J2EE environments.

Micro Focus has upgraded a popular legacy modernization product to make it even easier to bring mainframe assets into SOA. SOA Express 8.0 adds support for direct deployment into IBM's CICS (Customer Information Control System), which will enable users to accelerate the deployment of Web services by reusing their existing CICS TS mainframe infrastructure in a simplified and even faster 2-Tier model.

SOA Express 8.0 also adds support for SOA deployments over .Net and J2EE application servers. As a result, organizations are able to quickly and more easily migrate existing, core applications to an SOA as Web services regardless of platform or technology base.

Micro Focus SOA Express is a toolset which enables the reuse and modernization of existing mainframe applications -- without code changes by unlocking the business logic embedded within these applications and delivering them to an SOA. Standards based Web services can then be utilized by teams across the organization rendering proven COBOL business logic accessible to Java, .NET and Web teams for extension across the enterprise. The ability to migrate core applications to an SOA regardless of deployment environment allows organizations to develop modernization strategies that are agile, maintainable and adaptable to meet future requirements, the company said in a statement.

One major healthcare firm is using SOA Express to help cut costs and improve customer support. Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina is using SOA Express to replace their existing Web and desktop enablement solution. "The ability to provide our customers and the customer service staff with rapid and accurate access to information is core to our business. SOA Express has enabled us to deliver Web and desktop access with dramatically improved performance on our platform of choice," said Keith Wild, Director of Internal Resource Management at BC/BSSC.



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