OPTIM APPLICATION RETIREMENT LAB
GCS Application Retirement Lab
Application retirement is the practice of shutting down redundant or obsolete business applications while retaining access to the historical data. Legacy applications are often maintained solely to provide infrequent or sporadic access to the data within the application database for regulatory or business purposes. With organizations spending upwards of 75% of their application software budgets on ongoing maintenance, application retirement can deliver significant cost savings.
The act of application retirement usually involves relocating data from the legacy application database to another data repository or archive store that can be accessed independently using industry standard reporting or business intelligence tools. Application retirement allows IT departments within companies to reduce the software, hardware and resources required to manage legacy data.
The challenge many companies face in decommissioning these obsolete applications is the often time-consuming and costly process of discovering the data relationships in order to create an archive that is contextually accurate for future access.
GCS Application Retirement has simplified the process of decommissioning old, infrequently used applications to enable customers to eliminate the costs of maintaining and supporting these applications, and liberating their IT staffs to focus on truly business critical functions.
GCS Solution Highlights
The GCS Application Retirement solution is easy to implement, robust to decommission any application on any platform, and a repeatable solution that saves time by automating the retirement process:
IBM Infosphere Discovery to automate the process of discovering unknown data relationships. This process is crucial in significantly streamlining the initial process.
IBM Infosphere Optim used to archive the data in a highly compressed format.
We can archive from any database and any OS platform.
GCS will work with our client to develop queries for end-users to access the archived data as needed.
Cloud storage and access of application data available.
Integrated reporting solution for end-users to query archives.
- Integration Validated by Oracle
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