Shrinking Sun offloads rehosting tools to Clerity

Sun Microsystems has sold its mainframe rehosting software business to migration specialist Clerity Solutions.

Sun Microsystems has sold its mainframe rehosting software business to migration specialist Clerity Solutions.

The move will add to Clerity’s portfolio aimed at firms looking to rehost, migrate or modernise applications to meet new business demands.

Sun is undergoing a restructuring exercise that is set to see 2,000 jobs axed as it battles to cut costs following a series of poor quarterly results.

Clerity has acquired the business’s intellectual property assets and taken on Sun’s mainframe rehosting staff. It will now directly sell and license Sun’s Mainframe Transaction Processing, Mainframe Batch Manager, 3270 Pathway and Migration Toolkit software packages.

Following the sale, Sun will continue to support users while their current service contracts last, but new service contracts will be only available from Clerity.


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