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  • How the IBM i Migration Process Works

    Easy steps to host application in the Cloud


    Save Application

    Create save file(s) with your IBM i application, objects, data and sources. Then send to MCS.


    Extract Application

    MCS tools extract the application architecture.


    Rebuild Application

    Use the application architecture to rebuild the objects into native Linux objects.


    Test Application

    User, system and acceptance testing using an interim dataset restored into MySQL.


    Create And Deploy

    Create a production sized system and restore tested application.


    Go Live

    Final step with Change Control to restore the production data for System Go.

  • What architecture does a migrated application have?

    Many are interested to know what the application architecture is after a migration

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    It runs like it did on IBM i


    MCS system supports a similar architecture to IBM i, so we have jobs, subsystems, job descriptions, message queues, job queues, data areas and data queues.

    All the support for your application is there already.

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    The application runs in a container.

    Containers provide a way to encapsulate the application along with operating system, configuration and dependencies within a single object.


    It can be copied, made into image, sized up or down. It can also work with other containers for provision of other services like database through RDS.

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    Cloud access and security

    MCS works with Cloud providers in best practice for securing the application and container access. This starts with securing code and build pipeline. The build pipeline itself will then perform static and dynamic security checks on the application and container.


    Access is normally through a VPN secured network. The application and data are separated both for security and performance where sizing of the database is separate from scaling of the application.

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    High Availability / Disaster Recovery

    Deployment to a cloud infrastructure can bring many benefits in the high availability/disaster recovery scenario. The application container can be setup as active passive across availability zones.


    In addition, the database redundancy inherent with RDS type providers and load balancing access with system monitoring will reduce any downtime from network loss or other serious issues.


    IBM I to MCS Environment Demonstration Video

    Video Demonstration

    Click on the image to the left to follow a sample IBM i migration. We show the original application and the steps used to migrate the application onto the MCS platform and host the data in Oracle.


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