She’s a director of infrastructure at a
She works with a great team and it’s a
really cool job (most of the time).!
Her team manages a strategic trading
system that is built on Borland Entera
It is a great application – and the bank is
very happy with it.!
But the RISC UNIX operating system the
trading system and the databases Jane’s app
depend on are old!
And soon support for the operating system
will be ended as Jane’s vendor moves on to
This is a problem. It is more expensive and
risky to run important applications, like Jane’s,
on operating systems and databases that are
out of service.!
Recently, management mandated that all
applications be re-hosted on newer Linux
platforms and set a deadline. !
But Jane wasn’t sure how to get that done
in the time she had.!
Jane evaluated her options. She considered re-
engineering the application with new middleware
but it was expensive, time consuming and there
were too many unknowns for her to be sure
she could meet the deadline.!
She also considered rewriting the application
but from experience she knew that was even
more expensive, time consuming and risky than
re-engineering. What if they spent all that
time and it didn’t work?!
Finally, Jane decided that porting the application as
it was to LINUX and upgrading Entera would be
the ideal solution. !
An upgrade would require the fewest
changes and would allow her to work with
what she had. She just wasn’t sure how
to do it.
That’s when Jane turned to eCube Systems
and NXTera, eCube’s authorized replacement
for Entera. It provided the middleware plug-
and-play compatibility Jane needed. !
Swapping Entera for NXTera was faster and
cheaper than a rewrite or re-engineering.
eCube, who had experience working on similar
projects, helped her plan, manage and
implement the upgrade with her team and
outsourcing partners. !
Jane was able to meet her deadline without any
disruption to her other work and the
The result was a NXTera-based trading
application that ran faster and better on
Linux- with modern integration capabilities and
lower operating costs.!
Jane’s managers were delighted with the
outcome – and happy she’d thought of it.!
Delight your managers: modernize your
platforms, re-host your applications on Linux,
upgrade your middleware to NXTera and
ultimately improve application performance
while reducing your costs and risks with