Macro 4 VSE solutions support latest VSEⁿ operating system and middleware for IBM mainframes

Customers to benefit from new investment in the VSE platform

Crawley, UK, March 8, 2023 – Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, has released new versions of its VSE mainframe systems management solutions that support VSEⁿ V6.3, the latest VSE operating system available from 21st Century Software, and all associated middleware.

Macro 4 develops a range of productivity and modernization solutions for the VSE platform, including its Tubes session management software; VTAMPrint, for output management; VSAMTUNE, for VSAM disk and data management; VSAMLite, for automated VSAM data compression; Logout, for console management and DATABACK automated VSAM data backup.

The new software releases will enable Macro 4 customers to take full advantage of planned enhancements to the VSE operating system, as Michelle Harris, Head of Mainframe Research and Development at Macro 4, explained:

“We have a loyal VSE customer base who view the platform as a key part of their plans for digital transformation and hybrid cloud, so we’re delighted that 21st Century has announced big plans for VSE since licensing the software from IBM. 21st Century intends to enable VSEⁿ as a public cloud offering, and align with IBM’s strategy in this area.

“We look forward to new energy and investment coming into the VSE ecosystem, and more engagement with the VSE community as we continue to expand our own solutions on the platform.”

Macro 4’s new releases for VSEⁿ will maintain compatibility with previous versions of z/VSE and related middleware.

About VSEⁿ VSEⁿ is the rebranded version of the z/VSE mainframe operating system that is being maintained and enhanced by 21st Century Software following the company’s acquisition of the z/VSE source code license from IBM in 2021.

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About Macro 4

Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, develops software solutions that accelerate business transformation. Macro 4’s cross-platform enterprise information management solutions make it easy for companies to go digital, personalize customer communications and unlock the value of their corporate content. Macro 4 solutions for DevOps, session management and performance optimization are used by many of the world’s largest enterprises to modernize their mainframe applications and development processes.

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