Welcome to IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack
IBM Z® and Cloud Modernization Stack is built to balance robust reliability with the need for new innovation. By combining the power of IBM Z and the strength of Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform, IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack delivers a modern, managed as-a-service model to complement your most resilient production workloads.
Deploy IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack to replace time-consuming, ticket-bound provisioning with progressive tooling and resource management. Use consistent as-a-service workflows to keep production systems well-managed and controlled. Enable sandbox environments to encourage the play and exploration that is so essential to application developers. And promote powerful skill-building opportunities through Wazi, z/OS Cloud Broker, z/OS Connect, Open Enterprise Languages, z/OS Package Manager, and Z Open Automation Utilties to developers, system programmers, system administrators, and other team members at all levels of expertise.
IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack uses Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform to integrate IBM Z assets into a hybrid cloud and connect hybrid cloud assets to IBM Z. This platform-level integration paves the way for developers to easily create and deploy APIs for z/OS applications with z/OS Connect Designer, work on z/OS applications with cloud native tools and familiar IDEs, use popular languages such as Python, Go, Node.js, and Java™ to integrate with standard, enterprise-wide CI/CD pipelines.
By collecting together a carefully curated set of products, IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack goes beyond the basic bundle to deliver a flexible solution that can accelerate your modernization journey today and help you plan for growth tomorrow.
System programmers and administrators: keep it simple, keep it secure
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform helps you simplify provisioning while retaining full control over who can do what. For example, by using z/OS Cloud Broker, z/OS Package Manager, Wazi Sandbox, and Z Open Automation Utilities, the following features are yours to enjoy:
Automate z/OS software management and tasks without needing complicated custom programs or deep z/OS skills
Create personal sandbox environments on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Enable self-serve access to managed z/OS develop and test environments
Gain valuable hybrid cloud skills by learning and using modern Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform tools and resources
Use your familiarity with Linux™ and UNIX commands to access MVS resources without JCL
Application developers: streamline production, streamline your play
When you install and manage z/OS products through Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, you can enjoy smoother workflows and free up more time to explore new technologies. For example:
Use Wazi Analyze to visualize and understand how your proposed code changes might affect applications written in COBOL, PL/I, Assembler, and Java
Create, scale, and secure APIs with z/OS Connect Designer that support the Open API 3.0 specification and can access z/OS Systems of Record
Extend the functions of familiar IDEs with Wazi Code to author solutions in popular languages such as Python, Go, Node.js, and Java, and then integrate your creations through standard, enterprise-wide CI/CD pipelines
Get sandbox environments on demand through Wazi Sandbox to experiment with cloud native tools, new products, and promising projects
Learn more about IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack by exploring How it works.