It is estimated that 70 percent of all enterprise corporate data is stored on host systems such as IBM mainframe and AS/400 computers. However, corporations are increasing the use of Web and Windows-based applications because they are typically seen as easier to learn and use, and faster to implement than comparable host-based applications.
Migrating host-based data and applications to Windows systems can be costly. To preserve investments in legacy systems, organizations can use Microsoft Host Integration Server 2000 to integrate their host-based resources with Web and Windows-based solutions. Host Integration Server 2000 offers the following functionality:
The following illustration shows the capabilities that Host Integration Server 2000 offers:
Host Integration Server 2000