Per Kroll

3 paradigm shifts for IT operations on IBM Z to support digital enterprise

Cloud computing, Digital transformation, Hybrid cloud...

Good news! IBM Z is perfectly equipped to be at the center of your digital enterprise; 80 percent of corporate structured data and 55 percent of all enterprise transactions reside on IBM Z with only 6.2 percent of total corporate server expenditure[1]. It is the only platform capable of encryption of 100 percent of your ...read more


Enterprise DevOps: Innovate with agility at scale

Cloud computing, Data centers, Hybrid cloud...

Increase the pace of innovation without compromising the stability of core business systems. Many enterprise CTOs and IT leaders are broadening the role of mainframes in response to that challenge as they accelerate the digital transformation of their organization. A key aspect of that transformation involves developing new services in dynamic environments where lines of ...read more


Can DevOps be cognitive? Meet Application Delivery Intelligence

DevOps, Real-time analytics, Workload & resource optimization

A core value of DevOps is for teams to continuously improve how they develop and deliver software. This is done by engaging the entire team in retrospectives at the end of each sprint so they can improve how they work. At IBM, we have a history of applying analytics and now cognitive computing to improve ...read more


Attracting millennials to the mainframe – Developer interview part 2

DevOps, Mainframes, Servers

In yesterday’s blog I talked to recent university hires in my IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS product team in Perth, Australia, about their perspectives on doing development on the mainframe. They are Alexander Poga, Christine Jenkins, Travis Thorne, Josh Armitage, and Michael Froend, millennial developers who have played an excellent part in driving new ...read more


Attracting millennials to the mainframe–Developer interview part 1

DevOps, Mainframes, Platform economics...

As with most mainframe development shops, I have an aging workforce. But the Perth, Australia team working on the IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS are all recent university graduates, part of a program we call zVitality that brings in new talent. These millennial developers have done a fantastic job of driving new ideas to ...read more


Live or let die: Why mainframe shops need to step up their game

Cloud computing, DevOps, Digital transformation...

Digital transformation is here—Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security and Social, also referred to as CAMSS. But what does it mean to us mainframe shops? Is it an opportunity to save the day, or a path to become marginalized? That is 100% up to you and here is why. The good news: CAMSS puts new requirements on ...read more