Lozen Platform Support

Lozen™ supports a wide range of client and server platforms.

On the server side, Lozen operates on any current release of z/OS, including versions 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5.

On the client side, there are two approaches depending on the nature of the applications you’re using:

1. Lozen Micro Focus (now OpenText) Connector: If you’re a Micro Focus (now OpenText) customer running COBOL applications on the Micro Focus (now OpenText) platform, Lozen offers a connector that enables your applications to operate against mainframe data through COBOL capabilities.

You can install the Lozen Micro Focus (now OpenText) Connector on the servers where you run Micro Focus (now OpenText) COBOL applications. It works with all current versions of Windows, as well as most popular Linux distributions.

2. NFS protocol: For other applications, you can access Lozen using the industry-standard NFS protocol — no Lozen client software is needed. Any platform or operating system with an up-to-date NFS client will work, allowing applications to process IBM Z datasets as though they were local files. Operating systems supporting NFS include but are not limited to Linux (including Linux on z Series), Windows, Mac, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Android, iOS, z/VM, IBM i, and FreeBSD.

From a performance and security point of view, we strongly recommend NFS version 4.1 or higher. If your operating system provider doesn’t include current NFS client support, there are a variety of open-source or commercial products that can help.

We’re always evaluating new ways to integrate Lozen with other platforms and applications, similar to how we integrate with Micro Focus (now OpenText). Our goal is to provide simplified mainframe data access in a way that’s most natural for your application types.

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