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.

Was this article helpful?
YesNo

More from Cloud

Accelerating responsible AI adoption with a new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Generative AI Competency

3 min read - We’re at a watershed moment with generative AI. According to findings from the IBM Institute for Business Value, investment in generative AI is expected to grow nearly four times over the next two to three years. For enterprises that make the right investments in the technology it could deliver a strategic advantage that pays massive dividends. At IBM® we are committed to helping clients navigate this new reality and realize meaningful value from generative AI over the long term. For our…

New 4th Gen Intel Xeon profiles and dynamic network bandwidth shake up the IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC portfolio

3 min read - We’re pleased to announce that 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers for VPC are available on IBM Cloud. Our customers can now provision Intel’s newest microarchitecture inside their own virtual private cloud and gain access to a host of performance enhancements, including more core-to-memory ratios (21 new server profiles/) and dynamic network bandwidth exclusive to IBM Cloud VPC. For anyone keeping track, that’s 3x as many provisioning options than our current 2nd Gen Intel Xeon…

IBM and AWS: Driving the next-gen SAP transformation  

5 min read - SAP is the epicenter of business operations for companies around the world. In fact, 77% of the world’s transactional revenue touches an SAP system, and 92% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies use SAP, according to Frost & Sullivan.   Global challenges related to profitability, supply chains and sustainability are creating economic uncertainty for many companies. Modernizing SAP systems and embracing cloud environments like AWS can provide these companies with a real-time view of their business operations, fueling growth and increasing…

IBM Newsletters

Get our newsletters and topic updates that deliver the latest thought leadership and insights on emerging trends.
Subscribe now More newsletters