The process of developing a mission-critical application leveraging resources from multiple operating environments presents a unique set of organizational and technical challenges. Examples range from skills availability for the various operating environments to dealing with different data formats.
ClearPath Application Integration Services product is designed to make it easier for you to develop mission-critical cross-platform applications.
Reduce the Cost of Developing Distributed Applications
ClearPath Application Integration Services provides APIs that applications running in one operating environment can use to access resources such as files or applications in another operating environment. For example a Windows application can access OS 2200 TIP transactions or read MCP files. Another example is to enable ClearPath application to call out external web service in Windows. ClearPath Application Integration Services has been designed to reduce the amount of code developers have to design, write, and test.
Optimized for Specific Operating environments
ClearPath Application Integration Services provides Unisys value-added capabilities that standards-based products such as the Common Internet File Service can’t provide. For example you can enable a Windows application to access MCP file attributes.
Leverage the ClearPath Forward High-Speed Interconnect
When a distributed application using ClearPath Application Integration Services is deployed on a fabric-enabled ClearPath Forward server, it can take advantage of the high-speed interconnect between the Microsoft Windows and ClearPath MCP or OS 2200 environments within the ClearPath Forward server.
Transparent Application Deployment Flexibility
You have the flexibility to deploy distributed applications using ClearPath Application Integration Services on fabric-enabled ClearPath Forward servers, on other ClearPath servers as well as on Windows servers and PCs. When the high-speed interconnect is not available, TCP/IP networking is used for the connection.
ClearPath Application Integration Services enables Windows applications to create, access, and update files resident in the ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 environments.
APIs provided by ClearPath Application Integration Services make it possible for Windows applications to use ClearPath-based business logic to process transactions in the ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 environments.
You can use the application integration facilities provided by ClearPath Application Integration Services to develop distributed applications with business logic running in both the Microsoft Windows and ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 environments.
Call Out Services
Call Out services enable ClearPath MCP and OS 2200 applications to access a feature that’s typically provided in .NET, such as SOAP-based web services. The call out services feature makes it possible to use .NET capabilities right in your ClearPath environment – with minimal specialized programming knowledge required. As a result, you’ll find it easier to retain core ClearPath Forward attributes as you take advantage of .NET capabilities and more readily available programming skills.