CM First Will Host CA 2E (SYNON) Models and Applications on New PaaS Service

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Focus on Business and Outsource SYNON/CA 2E Partitions to a Secure PaaS Site

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“Customers have told CM First that the lack of IBM i and CA 2E (SYNON) expertise is a threat to business success,” said Bruno LeConte, Managing Director, France.

Companies looking to focus more on core business objectives can now let CM First host CA 2E (SYNON) models and applications on a secure PaaS production partition. CM First Group, who has specialized for more than 15 years in the areas of application modernization and change management, has the expertise and experience to provide a robust IBM i hosting service which includes the IBM i technical infrastructure in a virtual partition and business data protection. Available 7x24, companies can access a development environment and business applications remotely. As a Gold CA Technologies partner with expertise and experience in CA 2E (Synon), CA Plex and Java/.NET environments as well as IBM i, CM First can ensure a well-managed, modern development and/or production environment for core business applications.

In addition, CM First manages software upgrades and currency, providing reduced risk and high availability; for companies back-leveled on CA 2E, this greatly reduces the risk of performance degradation and outages, often at reduced cost as well.

Besides ensuring compatibility between the operating system and software versions, CM First also manages the contracts for IBM hardware and software maintenance, the physical aspects of secure hosting and any needed hardware replacements or updates. With an integrated solution, customer data is backed up continuously to ensure disaster recovery meets objectives. In addition, a physical configuration audit (PCA) is available.

“Customers have told CM First that the lack of IBM i and CA 2E (SYNON) expertise is a threat to business success,” said Bruno LeConte, Managing Director, France. “Even when such skillsets exist, many companies are looking to reduce the increasing cost of managing IT environments. CM First’s PaaS offering eliminates that concern, providing a Tier 3+ datacenter and CM First’s expertise.”

CM First can assure a well-managed, modern development and optionally production environment for core business applications as well as, if desired, the ability to take charge of all or part of future CA 2E (SYNON) development. Key differentiators include:

  •     Provision of SYNON/CA2E software (to the latest version – currently V8.7), including all future versions uplifts.
  •     Secure network access
  •     Availability of data center-based desktop access for CA Plex, Java, and .NET development.
  •     Ancillary services include web enablement, modernization of CA 2E to CA Plex/Java, and establishing Web Service API access to back end business logic.

With the CM First PaaS offering, customers are assured a robust operational environment and business data protection, reducing overall technical debt and risk. Development teams are then freed up to develop new business applications or modernize existing ones.

This offering is available in Europe now. For more information, contact CM First at infofrance(at)cmfirstgroup(dot)com for more information and documentation in Europe and info(at)cmfirstgroup(dot)com for the Americas.

About CM First
CM First is a global software and services company established in 1999 with a focus on modernizing applications, managing technical debt and the agile development of enterprise apps. Delivery areas include; migrations of software code, databases and IBM hardware, custom app, architecture and API development, mobility solutions and knowledge transfer. CM First works with hundreds of IBM and CA Technologies business-critical systems worldwide, with numerous reference customers covering industries as diverse as logistics, travel, insurance, food processing and oil and gas construction.

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