Key features of IBM z/OS Cloud Broker

Integrate z/OS resources with Red Hat OpenShift platform

Get the services and resources of z/OS within RedHat® OpenShift®, a Kubernetes-based private cloud platform for building and running cloud-native applications and modernizing existing enterprise applications. Create connectivity from z/OS to an industry-standard K8s container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability.

Use z/OS resources without needing special skills

Focus on rapid innovation with self-service access to z/OS resources, including service catalogs with customized services that exploit the multi-tenancy and rapid elasticity of z/OS. The broker also offers integration of IBM Z with distributed and open technology and tooling, and a cloud platform designed to facilitate management and compliance for cloud-native application development.

Get the safety/security/control of on-premises private cloud

The broker integrates with your on-premises private cloud platform, controlled from behind your firewall and aligning with your organization's security and regulatory processes. All z/OS services are managed and developed for consumption by the IBM Z operations teams, while you keep full control over access and levels of use with z/OS configurable cloud security.

Leverage experience and trust in existing IT investments

The z/OS Cloud Broker runs on your existing infrastructure, protecting your investments in the infrastructure running within your data center as well as the skills of the professionals who support it. With z/OS Cloud Broker, you can access and deploy provisioned software services, made available through IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS, thereby leveraging your existing investments in z/OS middleware.

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Technical details

Software requirements

  • Compatible Private Cloud Platform: RedHat® OpenShift®
  • z/OS V2.3, or z/OS V2.4
  • z/OSMF set up and configured with Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

Hardware requirements

One of the following IBM servers:

  • z14® , and z15™ (all models)
  • LinuxONE Emperor II or Rockhopper II
  • LinuxONE III

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