Tape Processing
Micro Focus and JCL DD Statements
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  Introduction
  JCL Members for Tape Processing
  Write to Default Location
  Location based on File Name
  Location based on DATACLAS
  Define a Location for Tape Files
  Possibilities and Considerations
  Summary
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

When a batch job is migrated from a mainframe to a Linux, UNIX or Windows system running the Micro Focus Enterprise Server the processing of tape files may be a requirement. Since Micro Focus checks the DD statements for syntax that includes tape it does not issue an error and a sequential file will be written to a pre-determined disk drive. This approach works well for the smaller backup requirements but may not offer a solution for the larger and more complex tape requirements. Also, a user may have a business/technical requirement or service agreement to use tape storage media.

A number of vendors (such as IBM, HP, Quantum and others) provide tape drives that attach to Linux, UNIX or Windows Systems. The Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an open-format tape storage technology developed in the late 1990's by Centance, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and International Business Machines (IBM). Centance was later acquired by Quantum in 2004. The term "open-format" means that users have access to multiple sources of storage media products that will be compatible. The standard form-factor of LTO technology goes by the name Ultrium, the original version of which was released in 2000 and could hold 100 GB of data in a single cartridge. The LTO-5 was released in 2010 and can hold 3 TB in the same size cartridge. The high-capacity implementation of LTO technology is known as the LTO Ultrium format, or simply LTO Ultrium.

LTO-6 products were made available in 2013 and support a tape cartridge storage capacity of up to 6.25TB. LTO-6 drives and tapes also feature data transfer rates of up to 400MB per second resulting in more than 1.4 terabytes of compressed data per hour. As with previous generations, LTO-6 drives provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO Generation 5 cartridges and read LTO Generation 4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease of implementation.


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section JCL Members for Tape Processing

This section describes three possible approaches for processing JCL that includes Tape files.

1. Route the output to a physical location specified by the Micro Focus Enterprise Server Instance. This approach requires no changes to the JCL.
2. Route the output to a physical location based on the file name. This approach is dependent on the naming conventions used for tape files. This approach would require no changes to the JCL. This approach would use the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function provided within the Micro Focus Enterprise Server.
3. Route the output to a physical location based on the parameter specified in a DATACLAS keyword. This approach most likely require changes to the JCL. Also, this approach would use the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function provided within the Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Write to Default Location

On the Mainframe System this example uses IEBGENER to write a file to tape based on the UNIT=tape-definition parameter on the DD statement for SYSUT2. With Micro Focus Enterprise Server the DD statement is syntax checked but the files are actually written to Disk.

Note:  The output file will be written to the default file location defined for the Micro Focus Server Instance.

The following JCL Member (TAPC80J8.jcl) is used to demonstrate the use of a DD statement to specify a tape storage unit.

//TAPC80J8 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       TAPC80J8.jcl - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using IEBGENER.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The 1st job step (JOBSETUP) will delete any previously created
//* file.
//*
//* The 2nd job step (TAPECRT1) will process the UNIT=tape-definition
//* for syntax and then write a sequential file to disk.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a Mainframe System with ZOS or a
//* Linux, UNIX or Windows System with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.
//*
//*                      ************
//*                      * TAPC80J8 *
//*                      ********jcl*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************     ************
//*                      * IEFBR14  ******* TAPC80D8 *
//*                      ********utl*     ***delete***
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*     ************     ************     ************
//*     *  SYSIN   ******* IEBGENER ******* TAPC80D8 *
//*     ********jcl*     ********utl*     *******rseq*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************
//*                      *   EOJ    *
//*                      ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  Delete any previously created file...
//*
//JOBSETUP EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TAPC80D8 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPEFILE.TAPC80D8,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Create and populate a new Tape file...
//*
//QSAMCRT1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7. ..:....8
//SYSUT1   DD  *
000100 Anderson       Adrian    1113 Peachtree Plaza    Atlanta        GA 26101
000200 Brown          Billie    224 Baker Boulevard     Baltimore      MD 35702
000300 Carson         Cameron   336 Crenshaw Blvd.      Cupertino      CA 96154
000400 Davidson       Dion      448 Main Street         Wilmington     DE 27323
000500 Everest        Evan      55 5TH Avenue           New York       NY 10341
000600 Franklin       Francis   6612 66TH Avenue        Bedrock        NY 11903
000700 Garfunkel      Gwen      777 77TH Street         New York       NY 16539
000800 Harrison       Hilary    888 88TH Street         Pocatello      ID 79684
000900 Isley          Isabel    999 99TH Avenue         Indianapolis   IN 38762
001000 Johnson        Jamie     1010 Paradise Drive     Larkspur       CA 90504
001100 Kemper         Kelly     1111 Oak Circle         Kansas City    KS 55651
001200 Lemond         Lesley    1212 Lockwood Road      Mohave Desert  AZ 80303
001300 Mitchell       Marlow    1313 Miller Creek Road  Anywhere       TX 77123
001400 Newman         Noel      1414 Park Avenue        Santa Monica   CA 90210
001500 Osborn         Owen      1515 Center Stage       Rolling Rock   PA 36613
001600 Powell         Pierce    PO Box 1616             Ventura        CA 97712
001700 Quigley        Quincy    1717 Farm Hill Road     Oshkosh        WI 43389
001800 Ripley         Ray       1818 Alien Lane         Wayout         KS 55405
001900 Smith          Sammy     1919 Carnoustie Drive   Novato         CA 94919
002000 Tucker         Taylor    2020 Sanger Lane        St. Paul       MN 43998
002100 Underwood      Ulysses   2121 Wall Street        New York       NY 17623
002200 Van Etten      Valerie   2222 Vine Street        Hollywood      CA 98775
002300 Wilson         Wiley     2323 Main Street        Boston         MA 01472
002400 Xray           Xavier    2424 24TH Street        Nashville      TN 44190
002500 Young          Yanni     2525 Yonge Street       Toronto        ON 6B74A6
002600 Zenith         Zebulon   2626 26TH Street        Dallas         TX 71922
123456 Doe            John      123 Main Street         Anywhere       OR 88156
/*
//SYSUT2   DD DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPE0080.TAPC80D8,
//            DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),UNIT=(3590,,DEFER),LABEL=EXPDT=99000
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Location based on File Name

This approach will route the output to a physical location based on the file name. This approach is dependent on the user-defined naming conventions used for tape files. This approach would require no changes to the JCL. This approach would use the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function provided within the Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

The following JCL Member (TAPC80J1.jcl) is used to place the file in a specific folder (or directory) based on the first two qualifiers in the Data Set Name (DSN).

//TAPC80J1 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       TAPC80J1.jcl - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using IEBGENER.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The 1st job step (JOBSETUP) will delete any previously created
//* file.
//*
//* The 2nd job step (TAPECRT1) will process the UNIT=tape-definition
//* for syntax and then write a sequential file to disk.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a Mainframe System with ZOS or a
//* Linux, UNIX or Windows System with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.
//*
//*                      ************
//*                      * TAPC80J1 *
//*                      ********jcl*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************     ************
//*                      * IEFBR14  ******* TAPC80D1 *
//*                      ********utl*     ***delete***
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*     ************     ************     ************
//*     *  SYSIN   ******* IEBGENER ******* TAPC80D1 *
//*     ********jcl*     ********utl*     *******rseq*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************
//*                      *   EOJ    *
//*                      ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  Delete any previously created file...
//*
//JOBSETUP EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TAPC80D1 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPEFILE.TAPC80D1,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Create and populate a new QSAM file...
//*
//TAPECRT1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7. ..:....8
//SYSUT1   DD  *
000100 Anderson       Adrian    1113 Peachtree Plaza    Atlanta        GA 26101
000200 Brown          Billie    224 Baker Boulevard     Baltimore      MD 35702
000300 Carson         Cameron   336 Crenshaw Blvd.      Cupertino      CA 96154
000400 Davidson       Dion      448 Main Street         Wilmington     DE 27323
000500 Everest        Evan      55 5TH Avenue           New York       NY 10341
000600 Franklin       Francis   6612 66TH Avenue        Bedrock        NY 11903
000700 Garfunkel      Gwen      777 77TH Street         New York       NY 16539
000800 Harrison       Hilary    888 88TH Street         Pocatello      ID 79684
000900 Isley          Isabel    999 99TH Avenue         Indianapolis   IN 38762
001000 Johnson        Jamie     1010 Paradise Drive     Larkspur       CA 90504
001100 Kemper         Kelly     1111 Oak Circle         Kansas City    KS 55651
001200 Lemond         Lesley    1212 Lockwood Road      Mohave Desert  AZ 80303
001300 Mitchell       Marlow    1313 Miller Creek Road  Anywhere       TX 77123
001400 Newman         Noel      1414 Park Avenue        Santa Monica   CA 90210
001500 Osborn         Owen      1515 Center Stage       Rolling Rock   PA 36613
001600 Powell         Pierce    PO Box 1616             Ventura        CA 97712
001700 Quigley        Quincy    1717 Farm Hill Road     Oshkosh        WI 43389
001800 Ripley         Ray       1818 Alien Lane         Wayout         KS 55405
001900 Smith          Sammy     1919 Carnoustie Drive   Novato         CA 94919
002000 Tucker         Taylor    2020 Sanger Lane        St. Paul       MN 43998
002100 Underwood      Ulysses   2121 Wall Street        New York       NY 17623
002200 Van Etten      Valerie   2222 Vine Street        Hollywood      CA 98775
002300 Wilson         Wiley     2323 Main Street        Boston         MA 01472
002400 Xray           Xavier    2424 24TH Street        Nashville      TN 44190
002500 Young          Yanni     2525 Yonge Street       Toronto        ON 6B74A6
002600 Zenith         Zebulon   2626 26TH Street        Dallas         TX 71922
123456 Doe            John      123 Main Street         Anywhere       OR 88156
/*
//SYSUT2   DD DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPEFILE.TAPC80D1,
//            DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),UNIT=(3590,,DEFER),LABEL=EXPDT=99000
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Location based on DATACLAS

This approach will route the output to a physical location based on the parameter specified in a DATACLAS keyword. This approach will most likely require changes to the JCL. Also, this approach would use the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function provided within the Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

The following JCL Member (TAPC80J2.jcl) is used to place the file in a specific folder (or directory) based on the DATACLAS parameter.

//TAPC80J2 JOB SIMOTIME,CLASS=1,MSGCLASS=0,NOTIFY=CSIP1
//* *******************************************************************
//*       TAPC80J2.jcl - a JCL Member for Batch Job Processing        *
//*       This JCL Member is provided by SimoTime Technologies        *
//*           (C) Copyright 1987-2017 All Rights Reserved             *
//*             Web Site URL:   http://www.simotime.com               *
//*                   e-mail:   helpdesk@simotime.com                 *
//* *******************************************************************
//*
//* Text   - Create a Sequential Data Set on disk using IEBGENER.
//* Author - SimoTime Technologies
//* Date   - January 24, 1996
//*
//* The 1st job step (JOBSETUP) will delete any previously created
//* file.
//*
//* The 2nd job step (TAPECRT1) will process the UNIT=tape-definition
//* for syntax and then write a sequential file to disk.
//* Note: the DATACLAS keyword is used to identify this file as a tape
//* file. This may be used to override the physical file location.
//*
//* This set of programs will run on a Mainframe System with ZOS or a
//* Linux, UNIX or Windows System with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.
//*
//*                      ************
//*                      * TAPC80J2 *
//*                      ********jcl*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************     ************
//*                      * IEFBR14  ******* TAPC80D2 *
//*                      ********utl*     ***delete***
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*     ************     ************     ************
//*     *  SYSIN   ******* IEBGENER ******* TAPC80D2 *
//*     ********jcl*     ********utl*     *******rseq*
//*                           *
//*                           *
//*                      ************
//*                      *   EOJ    *
//*                      ************
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   1 of 2  Delete any previously created file...
//*
//JOBSETUP EXEC PGM=IEFBR14
//TAPC80D2 DD  DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPECLAS.TAPC80D2,DISP=(MOD,DELETE,DELETE),
//             STORCLAS=MFI,
//             SPACE=(TRK,5),
//             DCB=(RECFM=FB,LRECL=80,BLKSIZE=800,DSORG=PS)
//*
//* *******************************************************************
//* Step   2 of 2  Create and populate a new QSAM file...
//*
//TAPECRT1 EXEC PGM=IEBGENER
//SYSPRINT DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSIN    DD  DUMMY
//* :....1....:....2....:....3....:....4....:....5....:....6....:....7. ..:....8
//SYSUT1   DD  *
000100 Anderson       Adrian    1113 Peachtree Plaza    Atlanta        GA 26101
000200 Brown          Billie    224 Baker Boulevard     Baltimore      MD 35702
000300 Carson         Cameron   336 Crenshaw Blvd.      Cupertino      CA 96154
000400 Davidson       Dion      448 Main Street         Wilmington     DE 27323
000500 Everest        Evan      55 5TH Avenue           New York       NY 10341
000600 Franklin       Francis   6612 66TH Avenue        Bedrock        NY 11903
000700 Garfunkel      Gwen      777 77TH Street         New York       NY 16539
000800 Harrison       Hilary    888 88TH Street         Pocatello      ID 79684
000900 Isley          Isabel    999 99TH Avenue         Indianapolis   IN 38762
001000 Johnson        Jamie     1010 Paradise Drive     Larkspur       CA 90504
001100 Kemper         Kelly     1111 Oak Circle         Kansas City    KS 55651
001200 Lemond         Lesley    1212 Lockwood Road      Mohave Desert  AZ 80303
001300 Mitchell       Marlow    1313 Miller Creek Road  Anywhere       TX 77123
001400 Newman         Noel      1414 Park Avenue        Santa Monica   CA 90210
001500 Osborn         Owen      1515 Center Stage       Rolling Rock   PA 36613
001600 Powell         Pierce    PO Box 1616             Ventura        CA 97712
001700 Quigley        Quincy    1717 Farm Hill Road     Oshkosh        WI 43389
001800 Ripley         Ray       1818 Alien Lane         Wayout         KS 55405
001900 Smith          Sammy     1919 Carnoustie Drive   Novato         CA 94919
002000 Tucker         Taylor    2020 Sanger Lane        St. Paul       MN 43998
002100 Underwood      Ulysses   2121 Wall Street        New York       NY 17623
002200 Van Etten      Valerie   2222 Vine Street        Hollywood      CA 98775
002300 Wilson         Wiley     2323 Main Street        Boston         MA 01472
002400 Xray           Xavier    2424 24TH Street        Nashville      TN 44190
002500 Young          Yanni     2525 Yonge Street       Toronto        ON 6B74A6
002600 Zenith         Zebulon   2626 26TH Street        Dallas         TX 71922
123456 Doe            John      123 Main Street         Anywhere       OR 88156
/*
//SYSUT2   DD DSN=SIMOTIME.TAPECLAS.TAPC80D2,
//            DISP=(NEW,CATLG,CATLG),
//            DATACLAS=TAPECLAS,
//            UNIT=(3590,,DEFER),LABEL=EXPDT=99000
//

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Define a Location for Tape Files

The files that are defined as tape files have a UNIT=CART (or TAPE, 3590 and more) definition on the DD statement. The following is an example of using the high-level qualifiers of the MVS File Name or the DATACLAS function to route the tape files to a specific drive/directory. This technique uses the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function of Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

The following Member (CATMAPA1.cfg) is the configuration file used by the ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE function.

#  ----------------------------------------------------------------
# This example will focus on Micro Focus Enterprise Server and the
# Mainframe Sub-System (or ES/MSS). When a Region (or Server) is
# configured within Micro Focus Enterprise Server to run batch jobs
# (i.e. submit JCL) a default directory is defined and used for
# placement of new physical files that are allocate by a job.
# This is an example of how to catalog a new data set and override
# the base configuration and place the physical file in an
# alternate directory.. The technique provides the capability to
# key off any portion of a catalog record to control the target
# directory where the physical files will reside.

#
#  All keywords must be in UPPER case.
#
#  Each rule can occupy only 1 line.  Examples are below:
#
#  The rules are applied to any new catalog record in the order
#  in which they occur in this file.  The first rule that matches
#  upon an offset within the catalog record will be used.
#
#  Note:  To have the catalogs retain their portability it is a
#         good practice to keep the "SUBDIR" directories at the
#         same level or in directories that are children of the
#         directory containing the CATALOG.DAT file. In the
#         example below the CATALOG.DAT file may be located in
#         "C:\SimoSam1\DEVL\DATA\". This is not an absolute
#         requirement. However, this will help with the
#         maintenance and support efforts.
#
#  To enable set the following environment variable:
#
#  ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE=d:\dirname\CatMapA1.cfg
#
#  The name of the configuration file can be any valid Windows
#  file name.  In the following examples there is one rule that is
#  keying off the High Level Qualifier or HLQ (SIMOTIME.WRK1), one
#  that is keying off the fact that it is a “spool” record, etc.
#  ----------------------------------------------------------------
#
#  Key off of the DATACLAS value.
OFFSET(449) VALUE(PRINTOUT) SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\PRINTOUT)
OFFSET(449) VALUE(TAPECLAS) SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\TAPE)
#  Key off of the spool indicator
OFFSET(313) VALUE(S) SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\SPOOL)
#  Key off of the UNIT from DD
#  OFFSET(805) VALUE(CART) SUBDIR(C:\SimoSAM1\DEVL\DATA\TAPE)
#  Key off of the VOLUME value.
#  OFFSET(314) VALUE(CSIWRK) SUBDIR(C:\MVSP0030\VOLUME)
#  Key off of the DSORG
#  OFFSET(324) VALUE(VSAM) SUBDIR(C:\MVSP0030\VSAM)
#  Key off of the LRECL
#  OFFSET(469) HEXVALUE(0063) SUBDIR(C:\MVSP0030\LRECL99)
#  Key off of the first leftmost bytes of the dataset name
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.DATA.GDGROUP1)  SUBDIR(D:\A1GDGLIB)
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.TAPEFILE.) SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\TAPE)
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.WRK1.)     SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\WRK1)
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.TEXT.)     SUBDIR(<CATALOGFOLDER>\TXT1)
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.LRG2.)     SUBDIR(d:\SORTWORK)
OFFSET(1) VALUE(SIMOTIME.LRG3.)     SUBDIR(c:\SORTWORK)
#  ----------------------------------------------------------------

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The following is a list of the tasks for this effort.

1. The preferred, long-term approach would need Micro Focus development involvement to help capture and track the “UNIT=parameter”, “VOL=parameter” and “LABEL=parameter” information.
2. An interim approach is to continue to route the tape to a sequential file on disk. This may require consulting and services to implement and possibly modify JCL to help identify and route the tape files to a predefined location on disk.
3. For the short-term this may require using the DSN name (this would be dependent on a user's naming conventions for tape files) or the use of DATACLAS. This would allow ES_ALLOC_OVERRIDE to re-route the tape files to a predefined directory.
4. We will need to identify and acquire a physical tape device along with vendor support.
4.1. The estimated cost for an entry level device would be $6,000.00USD. We could use Quantum, HP or IBM with an LTO-5 Ultrium unit.
4.2. The LTO-5 Cartridges for 1.5TB/3.0TB list for $125.00USD but are currently being sold for less than $75.00USD.
5. For the backup and retention requirements we will need to develop a base example to be used as a starting point for monitoring the predefined directory of tape files and their subsequent transfer to tape storage media.
6. For the on-demand requirements we will need to develop an example that can be used as a model.
7. Evaluate options for the physical labeling and possible barcode print requirements.

Note: The LTO Ultrium technology continues to improve. Pricing options and capability should be reviewed with the vendors. LTO-6 became generally available in 2013.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

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Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

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SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call or check the web site at http://www.simotime.com


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