LzLabs was founded in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, and provides software and services to help companies move mainframe business applications and data to modern systems and evolve them into modern formats
FREMONT, CA: LzLabs announced its decision to expand into the North American market, to address the increased demand for mainframe legacy application migration and modernization in the region. With a host of geopolitical factors bringing the longstanding challenges of legacy applications into the spotlight, the company will offer its LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® to customers in sectors such as banking, insurance, telecoms and government.
“We see expansion into the North American market as a pivotal moment not just for our company, but for the many large enterprises and public sector organizations in the region for whom the current environment for their critical legacy applications presents a very real business risk. The skills available to support this workload are in critically short supply and competitors continue to gain ground using far more modern technologies. Companies in North America will now have the ability to choose a more appropriate combination of platforms upon which to run these applications and position themselves for the future,” said Mark Cresswell, CEO of LzLabs.
LzLabs was founded in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, and provides software and services to help companies move mainframe business applications and data to modern systems and evolve them into modern formats. Its unique solutions help restore a customer’s freedom to choose the best platform for running these critical applications. This enables the company to modernize quickly, leverage more cutting-edge technologies and save money.
LzLabs developed the LzLabs Software Defined Mainframe® (LzSDM®), which includes an Eclipse-based development environment for maintaining and modernizing legacy applications and a Linux runtime for those applications. The runtime also enables legacy applications that have no source code available to run on the cloud. Many global enterprises do not have access to the original source code of their mainframe applications, so they remain locked into the mainframe without technology like LzSDM®.
The company works closely with the world’s largest cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. It has active strategic partnerships with leading Global System Integrators and Technology Partners. “We turned to LzLabs for two reasons – reducing the high cost of our legacy mainframe, but also a need for greater flexibility in our IT infrastructure that we could not achieve on the mainframe,” said Markus Tschumper, Head of General IT Services at Swisscom. “With applications and data migrated unchanged, LzSDM® represented a lower risk path for us to reach this goal,” he continued.