February 9, 2023 By Andrew Trice
Maha Masri
2 min read

Do you build z/OS applications? Do you want to learn new DevOps methodologies while building hybrid cloud applications for z/OS?

If the answer is yes or even maybe, then we’ve got two new, exciting IBM offerings for you.

IBM Wazi as a Service

With IBM Wazi as a Service, you can spin up a new, on-demand virtual server instance (VSI) on IBM Cloud that runs z/OS on actual IBM Z (s390x) hardware in just minutes. This is perfect for your z/OS application development and testing workflows or for ramping up skills in your z/OS practice.

IBM Wazi for Dev Spaces 2.3

IBM Wazi for Dev Spaces 2.3 is a development environment that provides an in-browser IDE that you can use to code, build, test, debug and run applications from any machine. It comes out of the box with z/OS dev/debug tools and rich language support for COBOL, JCL, Assembler (HLASM), REXX, and PL/I. It’s built on top of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces and can be deployed to any OpenShift 4.9+ cluster, on any cloud.

Getting started

In the past, there were a couple of manual ways for you to get started with these tools:

We are on a mission to make things easier, so we have automated this.

Now, using this Terraform automation, we easily spin up an entire isolated z/OS Wazi as a Service development environment on IBM Cloud, with the option to deploy Wazi for Dev Spaces on any existing OpenShift cluster. It creates a virtual private cloud, creates a Wazi as a Service VSI in that VPC, creates and configures a VPN for accessing resources within that VPC, optionally creates a new OpenShift cluster and automatically deploys Wazi for Dev Spaces for you, and configures your environment with appropriate logging and monitoring services.

Learn more

With this automation, you’ll have a turnkey environment that is configured with everything you need to advance your Wazi as a Service and z/OS development skills, available in less than an hour with no manual configuration. Learn more and get started here.

Explore more about IBM Wazi as a Service and IBM Wazi for Dev Spaces 2.3.

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