12 November 2018

That’s a wrap – Gartner Symposium 2018

As Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 drew to a close, attendees left Barcelona with a clearer understanding of the benefits that surround embracing open-source solutions. In addition to this, and possibly..

7 November 2018

‘Under the hood’ of an SDM migration with Swisscom

If day one at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo was about making introductions and reacquaintances, day two was about taking a deeper dive into digital transformation. At the LzLabs booth, visitors had the..

6 November 2018

Swisscom - Open for Business

With over 6,000 attendees flooding through the doors at this year’s Barcelona Gartner Symposium, day one was always going to be busy on the LzLabs booth with attendees from around the world..

4 November 2018

The road to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona 2018

Over 6,000 senior IT executives and CIOs are expected to attend this year’s Gartner Symposium which takes place between 4th-8th November at the CCIB conference centre in Barcelona. For the second..

15 October 2018

Why is the mainframe holding organizations back from modernization? The results of the LzLabs and Microsoft Mainframe Modernization Survey are in…

In conjunction with Microsoft we recently commissioned Vanson Bourne, a well-respected survey organization, to talk to 500 senior IT executives across almost that many companies using mainframe..

8 October 2018

What does the Power of Open mean?

At LzLabs, what we call the Power of Open is at the core of everything we do. It’s about allowing customers to move from legacy proprietary environments, to ones in which they can leverage the..

21 June 2018

When Will Innovation Overcome Procrastination?

For decades we’ve heard about the superiority of the mainframe legacy platform for high performance and reliability. But today’s problems aren’t about the platform, they are about the applications..

1 May 2018

The Changing Technology Demographic and Its Impact on the Open Source Community – What Does This Mean for the Transformation of IT?

The changing demographics in the IT industry are clear. This existential paradox is driven by the belief that the demands of a modern IT workforce are dramatically different than those of the “Baby..

26 February 2018

Unlock legacy systems to a world of innovation: the Power of Open

In February 2018 the computing world celebrated the 20th anniversary of “open-source”. Or rather, it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the definition of open-source being formally set down by the..

19 February 2018

Elon Musk: The Architectures of Leading IT Systems and the Falcon Heavy Rocket are Fully Aligned

SpaceX revolutionized spacecraft architecture with the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket on 6th February for the number of engines its triple-core booster used to reach orbit. Each of the craft’s..

18 January 2018

Global Retail Banks – The Demise of the Mainframe or vice versa?

The world of banking has been dominated by mainframe infrastructure for decades. However, one would be hard-pressed to find any bank or financial institution that has been created in the last 10-15..

20 December 2017

Serverless Computing: from DevOps to DevNoOps in an increasingly transactional world?

The current leading edge form of cloud computing is serverless. Wikipedia says thatserverless computing is “a cloud computing execution model in which the cloud provider dynamically manages the..

12 December 2017

The advantage of using Docker containers for LzLabs Global Test Harness (GTH)

When implementing the LzLabs Software-Defined Mainframe® - a container-based re-hosting technology which enables organizations’ mainframe applications to run, unchanged on x86 and the cloud – our..

26 October 2017

The Power of Cloud: A Modernization Continuum

It is claimed that we have Compaq to thank for first coining the term ‘cloud computing’ in 1996. Perhaps if Compaq had slapped a copyright on the concept and followed through with conviction that..

10 October 2017

Moving Legacy Mainframe Batch Processing to the SDM

Batch processing, long an architectural approach of many legacy mainframe environments continues to operate even today in a modern world of web and mobile computing. This type of workload is..

22 September 2017

Taking advantage of the Power of Modern

The past decade has seen massive advancements in technology. Advancements that have created new economic models, new means of consuming content, and new communications channels. The majority of these..
18 July 2017

Using Containers to Deliver Microservices from Legacy Systems – Bringing The Power of Modern to Mainframe Application Workload!

Google has been one of the leading pioneers of software containers. In 2006, two of its engineers, Paul Manage and Rohit Seith, defined and implemented an essential component of this new container..

21 June 2017

As Much Mainframe as Needed, But as Little as Possible

The LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® (SDM) enables legacy applications to execute in a binary-compatible form, in an x86 Linux OS environment or in the cloud, by providing two key components:

  1.  The..
13 June 2017

LzLabs caps off successful year with plans to re-host Swisscom’s legacy applications on the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe®

Just over a year since our launch at CeBIT 2016, LzLabs has gone from strength to strength, topping off 12 months of successes by recently announcing a landmark move by Switzerlands largest telcos..

2 June 2017

The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Mainframe

In a recent post by Robert Cringely, “The Cloud Computing Tidal Wave” (http://www.cringely.com/2017/05/04/cloud-computing-tidal-wave/ ) he suggested that cloud computing was going to have as big an..

19 May 2017

Bringing the REAL Legacy to the Cloud

Reaction to: ‘Docker Containers for Legacy Applications’ by Christine Hall, available here: http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/containerize-legacy-apps-docker-mta

What if someone could bring the REAL..

29 November 2016

Cloud-Only for Legacy Mainframes: The LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe

Big Iron, Light as a Cloud: Flexibility, Cost Savings, AND Innovation

Over the past few months, we’ve seen some global household names decide to adopt a “cloud-only” strategy: international brands..

24 November 2016

A Perfect Storm

Legacy Languages, Fewer Skilled Team Members, and Moore's Law

There are points in time when all things combine to ensure only one likely outcome. Those who can see it coming can prepare, and those..