In this session, you will gain detailed insight into why and how German Pension Fund (Deutsche Rentenversicherung) migrated a monolithic mainframe application consisting of 3.5 million lines of code and 2,500 CICS COBOL programs and the required transaction environment to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z. In addition to reducing software costs through the use of open source software,
German Pension Fund can now rely on a consolidated system based on a modern, flexible and reliable operating system, which will also be used as the host system for content management and archiving systems. One of the main reasons for the move to Linux was that it can be used on multiple or different hardware platforms with minimal adaptations. And the biggest advantage of the IBM System z10 environment for German Pension Fund—
besides its legendary reliability and intelligent resource usage—clearly is that all application components run on a single machine, which means that administration effort and access times between z/OS and Linux are minimal.
Speakers: Florian Delonge Business Development Director EMEA
Clerity Solutions, Inc.
Falk-Oliver Bischoff Head of IT Department, Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German Pension Fund)