Infinite i is the easiest to use, fastest to deploy and most cost effective method of migrating and modernizing AS/400 applications to Windows or Linux and DB2/400 data to MS SQL or Oracle. Infinite i provides the ability to reduce the number of platforms to be supported while protecting the investment in the legacy code as well as the current support and development staff.
Infinite i generates truly native multi-platform solutions and will enable software developers to migrate their RPG or COBOL/400 applications in far less time than redeveloping.
In addition, it is possible to continue development on the AS/400 and/or migrated platform. Existing support infrastructure and documentation can be used for both platforms.
The migration risk is very low because the existing resource remains unaltered, current skills can maintain and support the application, the application code runs in a replicated environment-this change will cause a minimum level of disruption in the day-to-day operation of the business.
Infinite i is a comprehensive solution that adds significant new capabilities to the applications. Once migrated, Infinite i executes in the latest and most open standard 64-bit operating systems available. Operating on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Enterprise Server provide access to lower cost, easier to maintain infrastructure. This capability provides the ability to run on lower cost, yet highly scalable architecture.
Infinite i easily migrates and executes DB2/400 data in the Oracle or MS SQL databases. Infinite provides database independence from the highly proprietary, closed and expensive, DB2/400. With Infinite i native AS/400 applications operating under DB2/400 will write to Oracle or MS SQL without having to rewrite or remediate the original code. As part of the process of migrating RPG or COBOL applications, the data is migrated to the database of choice and once the cut-over is compete, all data is written to Oracle or MS SQL.
Infinite i is the only method of embracing Open Systems that offers rapid migration, low risk and a fast return on investment.
Infinite i is tightly integrated with the Infinite Cloud family of products that deploy AS/400 applications to the Cloud without having to rewrite or recompile the data stream. Our concept of allowing 20th century technology to be deployed in a 21st century methodology is very evident in the Infinite Cloud family of products.
Infinite Cloud provides for the deployment of AS/400-based applications to the Cloud, tools for creating more intuitive (instead of menu-driven) user interfaces that are graphical and integration tools that launch from industry standard middleware like JBoss, WebSphere or WebLogic. This technology provides plug-ins for web services, templates for standard interfaces like EDI, electronic banking and secure government reporting services.
Virtualization products for i OS have been slow in coming. LPAR technology exists, but isn’t dynamic, doesn’t provide access across platforms and operating systems, is very proprietary and very expensive. Infinite i migrates AS/400 applications to open systems like Linux and Windows. These operating systems provide support for all levels of today’s virtualization products including VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, XEN and MS Hyper V.
Virtualization technology has allowed business to consolidate IT resources, reduce costs and generate much higher utilization rates. The ability to use this technology is crucial for any 21st century data center. Now, with Infinite i this technology can be engaged with AS/400 applications.
By migrating AS/400 applications to open platforms like Linux or Windows, businesses can use existing industry-standard virtualization technology for High Availability.
Products like VMware provide High Availability as a component in their stack. The teams that manage Windows data centers worldwide are well versed this this technology and it is surprisingly easy to engage and maintain. Using virtualization for High Availability for migrated AS/400 applications can use existing hardware resources like blade technology and can write to virtualized storage with built-in redundancy from nearly any manufacturer.