Key features of IBM Z Virtual Test Platform

Shift left application Integration Testing

Your IBM Z developers can automate, and shift left the testing process of online transactions and batch programs early in the development lifecycle, without the need for artifacts to be deployed in the target environments.

Execute your test without the need for original middleware

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Execute your test without the need for original middleware or data. Once a test is recorded, you can execute the test without the need for original middleware (for example, CICS, Db2) or data. The tests can also be executed on a Z Development and Test (ZD&T) system running on a x86 server.

Rebuild confidently after copybook changes

Development teams can be confident that a rebuild after a copybook change is correct by introducing Z Virtual Test Platform transaction testing as part of the automated build process.

Testers can use recorded playback as part of regression testing strategy after compiler upgrades, Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO) or Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool migrations.

Automate and enable continuous testing

Save your tests in a Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool or artifact repository system and incorporate tests into a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.

Full stubbing

Record, Intercept, and stub out a variety of subsystem and program-to-program calls.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.