Oracle no longer supports its Java plug-in for browsers, technology integrated in many of the present 3270 terminal emulation solutions… What are the alternatives to simply access mainframe applications?
Far from being killed off by the evolution of the Internet, the mainframe has demonstrated its capacity to evolve with new web technologies, providing unique server performances and transaction capacities that cannot be matched by distributed servers. Today, Cloud technologies can be easily integrated and supported within a mainframe environment. Several scenarios are possible to adapt mainframe systems…
Mainframe systems and cloud computing models share several key characteristics: reliability, scalability, flexibility, ability to share applications and data transparent access for end users.
Pure Web access solutions are ideal, not only in terms of implementation but also for the reduced operating and maintenance costs, thanks to the specific functionality allowing simultaneous access to 3270 applications from any device and location.