DevOps on IBM z Systems

DevOps on IBM z Systems

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In this report, we identify the breadth and mix of the DevOps tooling support on z Systems and the opportunities available for balancing the support, for both open source and commercial enterprise tooling solutions. With so many options available, it is crucial that stakeholder roles strike the right balance to leverage z Systems to the full and ensure its continued value proposition in a hybrid landscape.

The download consists of three papers for different audiences: the complete report, a version for business leaders and a version for technical leaders.

This paper was authored on an independent basis by the analyst team at Creative Intellect Consulting, with sponsorship from IBM. The content is based on industry intelligence gathered and analysed by the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.

Description

There is a perception by some that process initiatives, such as DevOps, are not relevant to the z Systems platform. It stems from the belief that the data held on the mainframe is too sensitive to risk.

The reality is that DevOps is relevant to the z Systems platform, especially as the demand for access to its data explodes. More importantly, the platform’s advantages in delivering high utilisation and secure operational performance support for key transactional and analytical workloads, makes addressing DevOps on z Systems a crucial requirement for those investing in the technology.

In this report, we identify the breadth and mix of the DevOps tooling support on z Systems and the opportunities available for balancing the support, for both open source and commercial enterprise tooling solutions. With so many options available, it is crucial that stakeholder roles strike the right balance to leverage z Systems to the full and ensure its continued value proposition in a hybrid landscape.

Organisations looking to obtain insights into the level of anticipated savings that can be made using IBM ADFz in their development environments will be able to link to IBM’s Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems ROI calculator from this report.

 

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