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PeerLogic Upgrades UniKix Tool

PeerLogic Inc. will unveil Version 6.0 of its UniKix TPmonitor and emulation tool next month. The software lets mainframe customers run legacy apps based on CICS, VSAM, or DB2 on IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, or Microsoft Windows NT servers. The newest version of UniKix includes support for C, C++, Java clients, and Java server pages, and will start at $16,000.

David Matthews, VP of marketing at PeerLogic, says the product is aimed at customers who run just a handful of applications on their mainframes, an expensive proposition. Mainframes are a less expensive platform than Unix or Windows NT systems only when users are running a large number of apps on them. "Even the customers who are otherwise content with mainframes often want a cheaper way to run the apps," he says. "Often, we cut those costs in half."

Jim Johnson, president of the Standish Group, agrees that mainframe costs can add up for users running light loads. He says, for example, that it's 75% cheaper to run a single application on a Sun Solaris server than it is to run just that one application on a mainframe. "The only way the mainframe makes it is to put nearly all the apps on it," says Johnson.

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