Statement of direction: IBM intends to deliver Ansible Collections at the core of the IBM z/OS Cloud Broker offering

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP21-0227
May 25, 2021

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IBM® intends to provide clients with capabilities that will help accelerate their transformation to greater portability and agility in a hybrid cloud environment by delivering a powerful framework based on Ansible® Automation Platform. These capabilities will drive resource and service automation for existing and new IBM z/OS® applications and workloads from the Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform. This direction supports a common approach to hybrid applications and infrastructure management that provides direct interaction with z/OS resources or with existing platform tools. By incorporating Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform with IBM z/OS Cloud Broker users can:

  • Integrate z/OS and OpenShift into a consistent enterprise automation strategy
  • Simplify complexities and codify z/OS specific knowledge
  • Enhance productivity for developers and system programmers
  • Leverage IBM-provided Ansible Automation solutions across IBM z/OS middleware

These proposed capabilities for z/OS will reinforce and further strengthen the IBM focus on hybrid cloud to unlock business value and drive growth for clients.

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For additional information about IBM z/OS Cloud Broker, see Software Announcement AP20-0379, dated October 13, 2020.



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5900-A8M IBM z/OS Cloud Broker


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Country/Region Announced
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

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