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products & innovations LzLabs partners with COBOL-IT to enable seamless mainframe application migration LzLabs has announced that it is collaborating with COBOL-IT to deliver the world’s first Software Defined Mainframe – a technology solution which enables customers to migrate their legacy mainframe applications and data seamlessly to open Linux server and Cloud platforms. COBOL-IT will act as an integrated software provider for the solution as it is implemented for LzLabs’ customers across the world. The LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe is designed to support major legacy operating environments and languages so that customers can escape the high recurring cost of mainframe software and hardware. This new environment works without forcing recompilations of COBOL or PL/1 application programs or making complex changes to the enterprise business environment. As part of the Software Defined Mainframe, LzLabs will incorporate a customised version of COBOL-IT’s Compiler software, which enables companies to migrate, deploy and maintain their legacy COBOL applications on all forms of open software, including Windows, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Linux and zLinux, at the lowest possible cost and risk. For further information visit www.lzlabs.com SCALE COMPUTING RADICALLY CHANGES PRICEPERFORMANCE IN THE DATA CENTRE WITH FULLY AUTOMATED FLASH TIERING Scale Computing has announced the integration of flash-enabled automated storage tiering into its award-winning HC3 platform. This update to Scale’s converged HC3 system adds hybrid storage including SSD and spinning disk with HyperCore Enhanced Automated Tiering (HEAT). Scale’s HEAT technology uses a combination of built-in intelligence, data access patterns, and workload priority to automatically optimise data across disparate storage tiers within the cluster. Scale Computing’s HC3 platform brings storage, servers, virtualisation, and high availability together in a single, comprehensive system. With no virtualisation software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 solutions lower out-of-pocket costs and radically simplify the infrastructure needed to keep applications optimised and running. This update to the HC3 HyperCore storage architecture combines Scale’s HEAT technology with SSD-hybrid nodes that add a new tier of flash storage to new or existing HC3 clusters. HEAT technology combines intelligent automation with simple, granular tuning parameters to further define flash storage utilisation on a per virtual disk basis for optimal performance. For further information visit www.scalecomputing.com