January 14, 2021 By Tom McPherson 2 min read

In the era of hybrid cloud, our clients are facing constant pressure to adapt to and adopt new models for application development and IT consumption in order to unlock the speed and agility of hybrid cloud. With even tighter budgets and more pressure to transform given the impact of our new normal, there is no better time to reimagine the way mission-critical workloads run on IBM Z.

Many clients such as State FarmRBC and BNP Paribas have benefited by adopting DevOps on IBM Z which allows them to unlock new potential for increased speed and agility, directly influencing their digital transformation initiatives. Clients are able to leverage their investments in and the strength of their existing IT infrastructure, clouds and applications in a seamless way with people, platforms and experience they already have on hand.

Over the past year, IBM Z has taken significant strides to bring new DevOps tools to the platform, with seamless hybrid application development including IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces and Red Hat Ansible Certified Content for IBM Z, as well as a series of new hybrid cloud container offerings for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE.

Today IBM announced GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks, expanding our DevOps offerings across the business allowing clients to get a comprehensive solution with a DevOps toolchain for modernization.  This is another significant milestone for IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE clients, bringing even more choice with cloud-native development on IBM Z.

This is a significant step forward for IBM Z clients and is designed to unlock their software innovations by reducing the cycle time between having an idea, seeing it in production and monitoring it to ensure optimal performance. It provides an innovative, open and hybrid solution for DevOps.

With GitLab Ultimate for IBM Cloud Paks, developers will be able to compose their DevOps solution using GitLab, write in any language they want and deploy it in any hybrid cloud environment they choose. Developers will also be able to take advantage of GitOps and GitLab’s orchestration automation technology, which can be used in conjunction with GitLab pipelines.

We’re excited to take this next step in our DevOps journey to bring GitLab to IBM Z and across the broader IBM hybrid cloud portfolio.

>> For more information on GitLab for IBM Cloud Paks, please visit us here.

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