Date:     December 2003

Re:        GCOS8 Rehosting Express announcement


We are pleased to announce future support of Micro Focus Enterprise Server for GCOS8 Rehosting Express. A first release to be made available in Q2-2004.

Micro Focus Enterprise Server provides a scalable, managed and high-performance transactional environment for the deployment of COBOL applications and services, COBOL/J2EE applications and direct COBOL Web services to Windows, Linux and UNIX. Enterprise Server is designed to maximize reliability, performance and scalability by providing a fully managed environment for the execution of COBOL services across the enterprise. Enterprise Server is the deployment component for COBOL services created with Micro Focus Net Express® or Server Express™ development products. Enterprise Server both includes and builds on the strengths of Micro Focus Application Server which provides a high performance, robust, proven and portable platform for the deployment of COBOL applications to Windows, Linux and UNIX. Micro Focus Application Server is the deployment component for Net Express and Server Express COBOL development products.

By supporting Micro Focus Enterpriser Server as a target TPMS platform within GCOS8 Rehosting Express, TP8 applications may be accessed as Web Services or J2EE applications, in addition to or in combination with BEA Tuxedo or IBM TXSeries.

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