Visual COBOL, HPUX, Oracle Forms, etc., etc. etc.

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 26 January 2012]

Our application is hosted on HPUX, with an Oracle Database, COBOL and Oracle Forms

We are looking at migrating from Oracle Forms to Forms2Net (which will require IIS changes in the web-server from our current one of Apache) - and that is a separate issue. My question, and I am a .NET developer not a COBOL developer, is the following:

If we wanted to migrate the UNIX hosted COBOL to Visual COBOL, would that have to be the JVM version of Visual COBOL or could we do the migration to the .NET version which would enable us to leverage other .NET development we are performing?

Basically our architecture would change to HPUX as DB server, Windows 2008 IIS as web-server, and place the Visual COBOL .NET component into an application server (probably the same box as the windows IIS server initially)?