CHICAGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ --

- Latest UniKix release is the foundation for affordable BPM, SOA, and Web Services initiatives

Clerity Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of mainframe migration and modernization solutions, has introduced UniKix 11.0, the cornerstone of its growing portfolio of legacy optimization solutions. The latest release of Clerity's rehosting software offers greater choice in deployment platforms, advanced security options, and numerous innovations that make migrating online and batch application environments to cost-effective open systems servers even easier, thus shortening payback periods and increasing return on investment.

Retalix, a global provider of software solutions to retailers and distributors, is one Clerity customer already benefiting from UniKix 11.0 enhancements.

Our customers are the top food retailers and distributors worldwide and have specialized requirements. Because UniKix 11.0 now supports multiple platforms including HP-UX on Itanium, we can offer greater choice to our base and are better equipped to their unique needs, said Rik Schrader, senior vice president, sales and marketing, supply chain division for Retalix. By making it easy for us to appeal to a broader customer base, Clerity has helped us expand our market without rewriting application code.

Clerity's UniKix mainframe rehosting software provides a mission-critical environment for deploying mainframe CICS, IMS, IDMS, Adabas, Natural, and other legacy assets on open systems. By leveraging existing applications, skill sets, and data investments, Clerity technology reduces IT costs and optimizes legacy investments without sacrificing current functionality or introducing risk into the migration process. Once a rehosted platform is in place, subsequent modernization initiatives such as SOA integration, user-interface transformation, and selective business process management improvements can safely take place using software products such as Clerity Service Builder and Clerity Web Connect. The savings generated by rehosting is often applied to fund these transformational activities.

For nearly 20 years, UniKix has enabled organizations to reduce annual operating costs by as much as 70 percent. More than 1300 UniKix installations are deployed worldwide at commercial institutions such as NYSE Euronext, BNP Paribas, Medavie Blue Cross, and Volkswagen Mexico, as well as at government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense, the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and Deutsche Rentenversicherung.

In the 11.0 release, Clerity has enhanced the functionality of UniKix software in the following key areas:

- Adding support for a wider range of operating system platforms, including HP Itanium IA64 systems running HP-UX11i versions 2 and 3; IBM POWER systems running AIX 5.3 and greater; Sun SPARC systems running Solaris 10 and greater; x86 or x64 systems running SuSE Linux Enterprise 10; and IBM System z mainframe systems running SuSE Linux Enterprise 9. - Offering advanced security features that match mainframe security options. - Improving batch processing to simplify the rehosting and administering of batch workloads on open systems. - Enhancing CICS compatibility for several online processing features. - Improving performance and resource management.

UniKix 11.0 rehosting software is available immediately. Detailed information on the new features in this release is available at

About Clerity Solutions, Inc.

Clerity is a leading, full-service provider of mainframe migration, modernization, and optimization solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices worldwide, Clerity's service team and automated software solutions have facilitated hundreds of successful migrations. With over 15 years of experience and more than 1300 sites worldwide, Clerity is uniquely positioned to assist organizations through all aspects of legacy migration. For more information on Clerity visit

Wendy Williams of Clerity Solutions, Inc., +1-602-995-6470,