z/OS Cloud Broker is a software product that installs as an add-on to OpenShift Container Platform. It provides direct, self-service access to z/OS computing resources by end users through OpenShift Container Platform.
IBM® z/OS Cloud Broker also provides an operator, which is built from the Red Hat and Kubernetes Operator Framework. Operators are pieces of software that ease the operational complexity of running and maintaining applications and services in a Kubernetes cluster.
By using z/OS Cloud Broker, cloud administrators and system programmers can expose z/OS resources in the OpenShift Container Platform catalog. To create the z/OS resources that will be exposed through z/OS Cloud Broker, z/OS system programmers and middleware system programmers use Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS. Using software service templates, they provide services for IBM middleware, such as IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS®), IBM Db2®, IBM Information Management System (IMS), IBM MQ, and IBM WebSphere® Application Server.
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