Google Cloud has acquired Netherlands-based mainframe migration firm Cornerstone Technology for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to better help customers migrate their mainframe workloads to Google Cloud.
As Howard Weale, Director, Transformation Practice at Google Cloud puts it, Cornerstone’s capabilities will form the “cornerstone” of its mainframe-to-GCP solutions.
Through the use of automated processes, Cornerstone’s tools can break down Cobol, PL/1, or Assembler programs into services and then make them cloud native, such as within a managed, containerized environment.
“Easy mainframe migration will go a long way as Google attracts large enterprises to its cloud,” said Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances, IDC.
Cornerstone solutions help customers conduct an assessment on their entire mainframe environment, find the macro and the microservices, and create a roadmap to a modern services architecture, making it easy to plan their path to the cloud.
These solutions also help convert any language to any other language and any database to any other database to prepare customers’ applications for modern environments. Further, they enable customers to easily move their mainframe data, unlocking its value to drive new innovative use cases in data analytics and data warehousing.