Heirloom Computing Upgrades Legacy Modernization in the Cloud with Job Scheduler
Mar 01, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Heirloom Computing Inc. announced a scheduler to run batch jobs on ELPaaS, Heirloom's Platform-as-a-Service for moving mission-critical enterprise applications to the cloud.
According to a release, the Heirloom Job Scheduler works with Heirloom's Job Entry Subsystem (JES) to make it easier and much less expensive for IT managers to manage their legacy applications in the cloud. Heirloom offers full support for legacy batch job languages such as IBM Job Control Language (JCL) as well as common scripting dialects, including UNIX shell and Python.
"We've been hearing from IT managers that they would really like the ability to schedule jobs to run in the cloud. Heirloom's new scheduler solves that problem," said Gary Crook, CEO of Heirloom Computing.
The Heirloom cloud-based Job Scheduler reduces IT costs by making cloud-based legacy modernization more efficient and affordable, the company said. Cloud instances are started and stopped by the scheduler during a "batch window." Fully compatible with IT operations today, the scheduler and the Job Entry Subsystem divide jobs into "classes" of resources (CPU, database, network), manages concurrency among a large pool of resources, and collects job "report" output for later viewing, printing or distribution from a central cloud-based Web portal. The scheduler frees up datacenter human resources, speeds delivering of mission-critical information and reports, and leads to greater application service levels.
"Heirloom's cloud-based job scheduler is a real step forward in the modernization of legacy applications," said Mark Haynie, Chief Technology Officer for Heirloom Computing. "Scheduled workloads that are more intensive are given more cloud resources to finish within the batch window, dramatically reducing the cost of maintaining computing resources that are only used to run large jobs."
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