Realignment: from the mainframe to open Linux and Windows scenarios
The goal of the realignment at LVM is to be able to adapt new processes more easily and quickly to the needs of customers – in other words, to become more agile.
More than 650 specialists in the insurance company’s corporate IT are responsible for this. They are moving applications to the cloud, replacing legacy applications on the current mainframe systems bit by bit with Java applications, and thus modernizing the entire IT infrastructure.
Implementation: Reorganization of mainframe operations
In order to achieve the goals of the realignment, the toolbox with which mainframe operations have been controlled up to now must be transformed. The existing schedulers will be replaced by modern workload automation and output management solutions.
This system, enhanced by Beta Systems for group-wide workload automation management, makes it possible to trigger and simultaneously monitor processes in a specific sequence and according to a schedule across different systems and platforms, and to do this from a uniform control point.
Result: compliance-oriented control and auditing of process chains
The implemented Beta Systems extensions combine the different logs of a business transaction regardless of their origin, thus providing LVM with a unique view and user experience of legally relevant logs in a clear and modern web user interface. “Log & Analysis for Control-M” is the name of the solution package from Beta Systems, which impressively extends the existing scheduler beyond the available range of functions from the manufacturer.
At LVM, the solution package has been taking effect since April 2021 and proves to the insurance group that Beta Systems is the right partner on the way to the digital future, as it demonstrably provides its solution expertise both in the mainframe world and in open architecture landscapes.