Pulling DevOps capabilities together for System z and Power clients
A lot of our clients have recognized that IBM’s approach to DevOps makes them faster, more agile, and lean. This approach is enabling them to respond rapidly to customer feedback and bring software-driven innovation to their marketplace faster. They are now recognizing that they can leverage the continuous delivery capabilities of our DevOps solution not only in distributed platform environments, but in mainframe and midrange environments as well.
Steve Farley, vice president of the application development center for Nationwide has adopted an enterprise DevOps approach, stating, “This [solution] allows us to be more agile as a business and more responsive to our customers. This has led to improved quality by 50 percent and reduced system downtime by 70 percent over the last three years."
How are we enhancing the IBM DevOps capabilities to continue to meet the needs of companies like Nationwide?
We are automating mainframe development tasks for quicker delivery….
Enterprise and mainframe development teams need analysis, change management and software configuration management capabilities in a multiplatform integrated development environment that offers an off host unit test environment and the ability to collaborate as a team.
These capabilities are integrated with the developer build so that developers can quickly see the results of the automated unit testing and code run during the tests, and determine whether the code meets agreed to standards. In addition, the results of automated activities are archived with build results for traceability and auditability, features that have been proven to improve quality and reduce cycle time with Java and C/C++ distributed programmers.
We have refreshed our compilers for continued compiler optimization and hardware exploitation…..
Our new COBOL for developer trial allows you to try the newest version of COBOL for 90 days, to evaluate the benefit to your business. For 90 days, try COBOL for z/OS v. 5.1 without the risk of any single version charging.
And we announced additional IBM i offerings which give us a complete, similar solution to ISDz focusing on IBM i development ...
The new ARCAD pack for Rational integrates with Rational Developer for i and Rational Team Concert to accelerate the development lifecycle efficiently by managing code and objects that comprise its applications.
Using Rational and ARCAD software, Kenco, a US logistics company, created a unified, collaborative development process and improved application build productivity and deployment productivity by 20 percent each.
More enterprises like Kenco are seeing benefits from the build and deploy capabilities of Rational and ARCAD. The solution now offers
To stay competitive, enterprises have to rapidly respond to complex multi-tiered environments while balancing the cost and risks associated with deployment of business critical applications. The DevOps approach to the software delivery lifecycle addresses these needs.