Solnet tapped to untangle MPI's Sybase legacy

Excerpt from Reseller News - original article published 29 April 2021: 

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has selected Wellington-based Solnet Solutions to remediate its out of support legacy fisheries and compliance infrastructure and applications. 

The applications and underlying infrastructure were based on Sybase's Powerbuilder 8 development environment, and Sybase Adaptive Service Enterprise 12.5 database, both originally released in 2001, and version 4 operating system technologies.

These are now out of support, with extended support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 ending last November.

MPI's Sybase systems will be end of life in 2024.

"This legacy infrastructure affects approximately 21 applications and 19 databases," MPI said in a tender awarded last month. "The multiple interrelationships between the applications and databases result in significant complexity, where changes to either an application or database will have flow on impacts."

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