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Micro Focus announces new Google product integration
Fri, 28th Oct 2022
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Micro Focus has announced that its market-leading mainframe replatform solution will integrate with the first-of-its-kind Dual Run product from Google Cloud. This new development is set to eliminate common risks from mainframe migrations.

Announced at Google Cloud Next, Dual Run works with the Micro Focus production platform technology to accelerate, automate, and reduce the risk of moving mainframe applications to Google Cloud.

Micro Focus says that its cloud-agnostic attributes and high levels of mainframe compatibility allow it to play a significant role in Dual Run's capabilities by allowing the same application to run in any environment virtually unchanged. 

This capability means an organisation can run its production workload on the mainframe in parallel with running in Google Cloud, where Dual Run can validate that outcomes are the same on both environments. 

Dual Run is said to be valuable during the migration process, ensuring the new system is functionally equivalent to the original system.

Neil Fowler, GM and VP, Application Modernisation and Connectivity Business, Micro Focus, says that the new integration will allow companies to modernise and build business systems more easily.

"Dual Run is a solution that will provide many organisations with an avenue to efficiently and safely migrate their mainframe systems," he says.

"The Micro Focus Mainframe Modernisation solution has unique capabilities and features that have been built based on decades of successfully enabling companies to modernise their core business systems regardless of the environment." 

 Sachin Gupta, VP and GM, Infrastructure, Google Cloud, agrees, saying that at a time when there is a drive to modernise legacy systems, the new integration is a key tool, helping decrease risk and streamline processes.

'Organisations in highly-regulated industries like financial services, healthcare, public sector, and more have an opportunity to modernise their legacy IT infrastructures, including mainframes, for the cloud era," he says.

"Integrating Micro Focus' technology with Dual Run enhances customers' ability to run critical workloads simultaneously across their mainframe and cloud environments, a critical feature that allows Dual Run to simplify and largely de-risk organisations' mainframe migrations to the cloud."

Dual Run is built on top of unique technology developed by Banco Santander. Santander uses Micro Focus for part of its core-business modernisation needs.

David Chaos, CIO, Santander, says, "Our relationship with Micro Focus has resulted in enhancements to Micro Focus products and to our core banking migration system that exceeded our expectations, resulting in higher workload system capabilities and efficiency due to the scalability and the tight collaboration between teams."  

The full range of Micro Focus mainframe modernisation technology is now available on the Google Cloud Marketplace.