Cashco Selects Transoft for OpenVMS Application Migration to Linux

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Cashco, a leading manufacturer of control valves based in Ellsworth USA, has chosen Transoft, the modernization experts, to migrate its business critical legacy applications from OpenVMS to a Linux operating system. The application is currently written in FORTRAN using an Oracle database, and will be converted to C.

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Cashco realised they needed to start work on the application migration as the OpenVMS environment is no longer a supported platform, and they are unable to use the latest database technologies.

Cashco, a leading manufacturer of control valves based in Ellsworth USA, has chosen Transoft, the modernization experts, to migrate its business critical legacy applications from OpenVMS to a Linux operating system. The application is currently written in FORTRAN using an Oracle database, and will be converted to C.

Cashco realised they needed to start work on the application migration as the OpenVMS environment is no longer a supported platform, and they are unable to use the latest database technologies. They are also finding it hard to recruit new employees with the necessary skills to support their existing technology stack.

Cashco’s partner Oracle recommended Transoft to conduct the application and code migration - Cashco had originally considered employing staff to rewrite the code themselves, but deemed the threat to the business logic to be too big. They also knew that a code rewrite would impose an unacceptable amount of testing time on their IT staff.

Cashco reviewed their options, and selected Transoft. This was based on Transoft’s track record of successfully migrating applications off the OpenVMS platform, the expertise and methodology which ensures any changes to the application are efficient, accurate and traceable, and Transoft’s proven migration products.

Transoft will be delivering Packet 1 of 3 next month, and the migration is scheduled to be completed by November 2012. The business-critical code will be migrated in sections to allow Cashco’s IT staff to test it in stages – thereby reducing the strain on their resources towards the end of the project, and improving time to market.

ABOUT TRANSOFT
Transoft is a leading provider of innovative and pioneering modernization solutions, with hundreds of thousands of organizations worldwide using our products and services. Our aim is to enable our customers to increase business value and maintain competitive advantage by maximizing the potential of existing data and applications. This provides rapid return on investment, reduced costs, improved productivity and efficiency, and the ability to manage operational risk.

With 25 years’ experience, and expert staff dedicated to servicing the needs of organizations with legacy systems, we pride ourselves on a tailored approach to customer service. Major organizations such as The Gap, L’Oreal, Boeing, Christie’s and Balfour Beatty have enjoyed the business benefits of a Transoft application modernization strategy. We work with a large network of VARs, System Integrators, ISVs and technical partners to offer unparalleled solutions.

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