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Weintraub Systems IT Consulting and HostBridge Technology Partner

Weintraub Systems IT Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based IT consulting and architecture firm, and HostBridge Technology, a twenty-year provider of IBM mainframe application integration software, have partnered to help enterprises

optimize CICS applications for deployment within the hybrid cloud.


Effective integration is a critical enabler of a number of trends and technological forces currently converging within enterprises that run core business applications on IBM System Z platforms. These trends include accelerating digital transformation initiatives and allowing trusted legacy systems to fully participate in hybrid cloud strategies. Former IBM executive Phil Weintraub, president and lead consultant of Weintraub Systems IT Consulting, brings decades of experience advising enterprises using IBM System Z how to optimize and leverage their ongoing IT investment in the platform.


“As enterprises plan and execute the integration of core business applications into the hybrid cloud, they must solve not just integration problems, but also focus on optimization,” said Weintraub. “There are multiple approaches, but some introduce inefficiencies at the high transaction volumes associated with mainframe transaction processing. Inefficiencies that introduce performance issues affect scalability and add costs. With the right tools and skills it is possible to integrate mission-critical mainframe applications into the hybrid cloud while optimizing the interactions. HostBridge Technology has the software and expertise to make legacy CICS applications available as services through high-performing APIs.”


“Phil Weintraub is an experienced, respected voice in enterprise IT circles,” said Russ Teubner, CEO and co-founder of HostBridge Technology. “He understands the value that comes from properly integrating CICS applications with the hybrid cloud. Furthermore, he understands the cost of suboptimal integrations, and that integration solutions vary widely in terms of reliability, speed of implementation, cost to use, and flexibility in handling various types of mainframe applications. Combining Phil’s experience, influence, and wisdom with our software will help the enterprises that we serve optimize their CICS applications ahead of schedule and under budget.”


Together, the team of Weintraub Systems and HostBridge will perform a mainframe analysis to identify and prioritize integrations and optimizations to deploy mainframe applications to the hybrid cloud in an agile fashion. Using insights from the analysis, a complete plan of software, services, testing, and implementation is built – and executed if desired – to get the full benefit of robust high-performance mainframe capability into a hybrid cloud environment.

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