Moving to a cloud platform completely changed the cost and use model for the federal agency profiled in this use case. The agency worked with Infinite Corporation, a Microsoft Preferred Partner that provides a toolset specifically designed to make it easy to move AS/400 applications written in RPG, COBOL, and CL to Azure.
Like many organizations, whether private or public sector, the agency looked to cloud computing to improve application scalability and availability while easing its hardware management burden. Also on the wish list was a modern application interface—it was long past time to retire the green screens —and a more standard database for reporting and analysis.
This white paper discusses their journey. Using the Infinite i development and production environment on Azure, the agency is now running its legacy workload with a modern SQL Server database and a web-based graphical screens.