Develop. Innovate. Transform.

IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (Wazi Workspaces)— an add-on to IBM Cloud Pak for Applications — is a productive development environment which fully integrates into any enterprise-wide standard DevOps pipeline. It empowers developers by providing a developer experience for IBM z/OS that is consistent and familiar.

IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces comes with the following components:

  • Code: Edit, build, and debug in your choice of VS Code™ or Eclipse® IDEs.
  • Sandbox: Develop and test z/OS application components in a personal, virtual, containerized OpenShift z/OS environment.

You can protect and leverage your IBM Z® investments with robust and standard development capabilities that encompass IBM Z and multi cloud platforms.

Accelerate cloud-native development with IBM Wazi for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces


Hybrid application development

Use IBM Wazi Developer across any cloud or hybrid platform. It is also optimized to run on OpenShift.

Improve developer productivity

Become productive faster, regardless of z/OS and IBM Z familiarity, in a familiar and accessible development environment.

Increase speed and agility

Enable true parallel development in a containerized personal sandbox with a full-fledged z/OS environment.

Reduce risk

Increase application understanding and help assess the impact of code changes before any changes are made using visual insights on application inter-dependencies

No vendor lock-in

integrate IBM Wazi Developer seamlessly into a standard, Git-based open tool chain to deliver CI/CD.

Flexible deployment

Rebalance entitlement over time based on your business needs.

IBM Wazi Developer key features

  • Support for bring your own IDE
  • Personal z/OS sandbox environment on Red Hat OpenShift
  • Modern editing experience for COBOL, REXX, PL/I and Assembler
  • Integrated debugger with IBM Debug for z/OS
  • Intelligent build capability with IBM Dependency Based Build
  • Graphical, web-based discovery and analysis of application components and their relationships
  • Integration with a standard, enterprise-wide CI/CD pipeline