Virtualize for simplicity and agility

Virtual Dev and Test for z/OS is a zSystems development and test platform that runs on Linux on zSystems.  ZVDT enables mainframe operating systems, middleware, and other software to run on Linux on zSystems environments. This enables an agile development and test cycle with flexible and on-demand infrastructure for the initial phases of development with full control over the used infrastructure.

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z/OS development and test on IBM zSystems hardware under Linux on zSystems, on-premise

IBM Virtual Dev and Test for z/OS provides a non-production isolated IBM zSystems environment running on Linux on zSystems on-premise. Build mainframe applications, implement and test code and environment changes before implementing them in production.

Simple web based user interface

Web-based interface to build and automate deployment of z/OS dev and test environments. Create z/OS application images more quickly with the required security and control.

Current levels of IBM z/OS middleware included

Comes with as-is, unsupported z/OS software distribution including IBM IMS™, z/OS, Db2, IBM WebSphere®, z/OS Connect, COBOL, PL/I, C++, Java® and high-level assembler HLASM.

RESTful API for DevOps pipeline integration

Automation can be enabled in the process of creation and deployment of z/OS environments. With RESTful APIs, you can integrate our functionality into your DevSecOps pipeline.

Use cases

Improve time to market

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Clients may reduce their time to market leveraging scalable development and test environments running under Linux on zSystems.

Build your team’s mainframes skills

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Conduct IBM zSystem education virtually any time and anywhere by using Linux on zSystems infrastructure—and experiment without fear of harming mainframe production environments.

Optimize development and test

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Gain the cost advantages of a distributed development and test system while freeing up mainframe capacity for more valuable production workloads.