Acucorp to support Linux for IBM eServer z900 and S/390


Author: JT Smith

Acucorp, Inc. an international
provider of application extension solutions that solve mission critical
business issues, today announced plans to deliver extend 5 with ACUCOBOL-GT
on Linux for IBM S/390 in the second quarter of 2001. The extend 5
family of solutions allows software developers to leverage their investments
in COBOL applications by transforming these applications into modern
systems. Currently available on over 600 platforms, extend 5 includes
products and services for enabling Internet deployment, graphical COBOL
development, data access, distributed computing, and increased programmer

“Acucorp has been supporting Linux for years, so there was no question
that we would support Linux for z900 and S/390,” said Dr. Pamela Coker,
President and CEO of Acucorp, Inc. “We know that our worldwide
customers, including more than 1,000 ISVs, as well as z900 and S/390 customers
requiring a robust COBOL solution for Linux, will find substantial
value in combining the strength of Acucorp’s proven technology with the
Linux for S/390 operating system. This unique combination will provide
customers with powerful Linux-based COBOL applications and data access
solutions that are unparalleled in the industry today.”

As a result of Acucorp’s industry leading portability, software
developers will be able to move existing ACUCOBOL-GT applications to Linux for
eServer* z900 and S/390 without recompilation, thereby eliminating much
of the expense and worry typically associated with moving applications
to a new platform. Moreover, by supporting Linux for the eServer z900
and S/390, Acucorp brings extend 5’s value proposition to any enterprise
requiring a high performance COBOL solution for this environment.

“Linux for the IBM Enterprise Server platform is a powerful choice for
any organization seeking a high-performance, Linux-based infrastructure
for e-business applications. This combination of technologies –
ACUCOBOL-GT and the Enterprise Server – provides customers with superior
reliability, outstanding systems management, and a breadth of applications
available for Linux,” said Joann Duguid, director, Linux marketing
zSeries at IBM.

About Acucorp

Founded in 1988, Acucorp, Inc., a member of IBM’s PartnerWorld program,
is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California,
with additional offices in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and
Sweden. Acucorp’s products are distributed in over 70 countries
throughout the world, and its technology users include DaimlerChrysler
Corporation, GE Capital, McDonald’s, Shell Oil Company, Tower Records, United
States Airforce, and Warner/Elektra/Atlantic. The company continues to
design, develop, and market robust solutions for extending the life of
inherited COBOL applications. Additional information about Acucorp and
the extend 5 family of solutions are available at

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Acucorp, Inc.
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