Infinite Migrates Infor BPCS/LX to Linux
Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider, announced today that it has completed the migration of BPCS/LX from the IBM I Series (AS/400) to Linux.
way for AS/400 users to migrate to Linux
Infinite has completed the migration of
the ERP system named BPCS/LX from the IBM iSeries operating environment to
Linux. This migration was fairly complex
in that there were over six million lines of RPG, RPG ILE, CL and DDS code to
be recompiled and deployed. Using
Infinite’s toolset, Infinite i, to recompile and deploy the applications took
less than 6 months. The migration was
performed for a global food products company based in the United States.
The company had several goals for
rehosting BPCS/LX to Linux. First, they
wanted their data to be resident in Oracle, second they wanted their hardware
environment to be virtualized using VMWare and third, they required the
applications to be able to execute in a graphical Interface without having to
write one. Infinite met all the
company’s objectives at a cost that was much lower than the cost of maintaining
the applications on their aging IBM I Series servers.
Infinite’s toolsets and services have
been used in thousands of AS/400 migrations worldwide. As resources to support RPG and COBOL applications
become more scarce, and as the importance to share data with other applications
becomes critical, using the Infinite toolset and services makes more sense for
companies that require a response to the problem of legacy applications. In this particular case, the BPCS
applications in use could not be easily replaced by new applications because
they had been so heavily customized. The
cost of rewriting the application was estimated to be over USD3M. The migration costs to the client of
Infinite’s tools and services was less than 1/10 the rewrite estimate.
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