Jacada Connects AS/400 and WebSphere

By Jim Martin

IBM has announced that Jacada Ltd.’s (Atlanta) newest product offering, Jacada Connects, is compatible for use with IBM’s WebSphere as an adapter to provide integration between the WebSphere Application Server and any mainframe or AS/400 application.

The combination of IBM WebSphere and Jacada Connects allows users to create new e-business applications that leverage their existing legacy systems without any changes to the original host application.

“WebSphere has rapidly become the linchpin of the IBM e-business strategy,” says Paraic Sweeney the VP of WebSphere marketing at IBM. “A strong contributing factor is support from our alliances. IBM is pleased that Jacada Connects has been added to the portfolio of products that customers can use to extend the reach of WebSphere and provide the customer with additional options when deploying WebSphere solutions.”

The latest addition to the Jacada family, Jacada Connects provides an open Java API that integrates with WebSphere. The API enables interaction with both mainframe and AS/400 applications from a single development and deployment environment.

“Reuse of existing functionality is essential to achieve rapid results from new development efforts,” says Rob Morris, director of product marketing at Jacada. “Customers who are implementing new e-business solutions using WebSphere can now use Jacada Connects to leverage the business logic in any mainframe or AS/400 application.”