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Ensono Acquires ExperSolve to Expand Mainframe Modernization Services
Ensono announced its acquisition of ExperSolve, a mainframe modernization company. The addition of ExperSolve further expands Ensono's mainframe optimization and modernization services. 

Organizations running mainframe applications face obstacles to modernization, often due to a shortage of expert staff, complex dependencies, and outdated interfaces, to name a few. Depending on business and technical requirements, it may make sense to migrate the applications off the mainframe to a private or public cloud or modernize the application on the mainframe. ExperSolve's capabilities help with either path. 

ExperSolve's proprietary software toolchain converts COBOL and other mainframe programming languages to modern languages such as Java and C#, so applications can be migrated off the mainframe onto private or public clouds. Clients can expect the following in their transformation journey:

  • Application modernization assessments
  • Application migration services
  • Preservation of known business logic and processes
  • Fully maintainable code

In addition, ExperSolve can optimize and modernize on the mainframe, by, for example, updating legacy databases to DB2 to optimize utilization and batch processing times. By modernizing on the mainframe, clients can extend their investment and ensure they are getting the most from their mainframe applications.

"A key focus for Ensono is its clients' digital preparedness and long-term success, which is why ExperSolve aligns well with Ensono," said ExperSolve Founder and President, Noah Ross, who takes on a new role as Managing Principal at Ensono. "Both companies are dedicated to innovation that will help our clients meet their business outcomes and stay relevant in today's enterprise. We look forward to supporting Ensono clients by expanding its mainframe modernization services and capabilities."

"Application modernization remains a bigger-picture and longer-term IT objective at many organizations, motivated by the promise of modern architectures and technologies to deliver performance, cost and efficiency benefits," said Liam Eagle, Research Director at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, in a recent report.[1] "These efforts are driving cloud adoption and migration across enterprises as organizations see cloud platforms and their component services as a means of modernizing legacy applications."

ExperSolve will become "ExperSolve, an Ensono company," retaining all current employees and leadership so they can continue to support and provide expertise for Ensono's mainframe modernization services.  ExperSolve will join Ensono's Advisory and Consulting Practice under Mainframe and Security Consulting.

"Ensono is committed to being a relentless ally to our clients and meeting their needs for today while helping them prepare for the future," said Ensono Senior Vice President, Advisory and Consulting, Larry Goldberg. "Our clients' needs are evolving at an ever-growing pace and therefore our client sponsors want additional reliable choices that our Advisory and Consulting services can provide. Whether it's modernizing applications so they can continue to be supported on existing infrastructure, or migrating them to a cloud platform, our goal is to have a robust set of end-to-end or lifecycle solutions that help our clients meet their business outcomes. ExperSolve's proficiency in modernizing legacy applications is an impactful addition as we continue to provide our clients with lifecycle managed services, grow our mainframe modernization services and help clients get the right workloads on the right platform."

Financial terms for the deal were not disclosed. martinwolf acted as advisor to ExperSolve.

Published Tuesday, January 11, 2022 9:34 AM by David Marshall
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