EAE on Windows
EAE on Windows
Microsoft just published a case study from my site, TIES, which hopefully can put some of these rumors to rest.
Some partial excerpts from the article which can be read in its entirety at:
The platform change was easy because the Unisys Enterprise
Application Environment, which is driven by the input of business rules rather than computing rules or languages, supports Windows-based application deployment. In fact, for several years TIES development has been done using EAE running on Windows operating systems, beginning with Microsoft Windows NT® operating system version 4.0.
"Even though we were creating our applications for the mainframe, our developers gained a better working environment running EAE on Windows NT, and later on Windows 2000," says Porcher. "Windows provides a much better user interface than working on a green-screen mainframe terminal."
.... future development will continue using EAE, but with a new version designed to work with the Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET 2003 development system.
Moving the TIES Student Information System to Unisys ES7000
enterprise servers running Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and SQL Server 2000 gives TIES a number of benefits, including:
20 percent maintenance savings.
Existing software investment protection.
50 percent reduction in deployment costs.
30 percent lower database environment cost versus Oracle.
Easier manageability through scale-up solution.
"Windows 2000 Datacenter Server has proven to be bullet proof over the nearly two years since we've deployed it," Porcher says. "We haven't had a single operating system failure. On the hardware side, the ES7000 also has been faultless. This software and hardware combination provides the mainframe-class stability we require."
EAE/LINC UNITE chair
David at TIES
St. Paul, MN