DevOps for IBM Z
Transform mission-critical applications for hybrid cloud environments—with stability, security and agility
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Want to fight disruption and innovate faster? Both are possible when development teams make use of agile, modern DevSecOps practices and deliver applications through an automated and integrated pipeline—the backbone of the value stream. DevOps for IBM Z® hybrid cloud portfolio offers capabilities and best practices to accelerate delivery of your hybrid cloud solutions with higher quality, while minimizing risk.

The most effective organizations include IBM z/OS® applications alongside cloud-native applications, treating IBM Z as another platform that can be leveraged. This approach empowers teams to use a single pipeline to orchestrate the development, integration and deployment of an application across multiple target platforms and environments with the right security rules in place.

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Experience IBM Z DevOps software on demand, through virtual z/OS® systems at no charge.

Benefits Accelerate time to market

Deliver faster with rapid discovery, shift-left testing and automation.

Boost developer productivity

Understand interdependencies and easily make changes to improve developer productivity.

Improve application quality

Automate testing with your choice of flexible and agile environments.

Attract new talent

Leverage open-source, integrated and common tooling to attract talent.

Discover and plan

Work smarter and minimize risk by discovering application and data dependencies. Leverage tools to collaborate more effectively during the development lifecycle.

Explore, discover and plan for z/OS hybrid applications


Work smarter

Understand the relationships between z/OS application artifacts and the impact of changes.

Discover API candidates

Quickly analyze IBM Z apps to discover API candidates, identify cryptographic exposures and understand the impact of changes.

Manage workflows

Adopt faster release cycles by enabling your teams to efficiently manage plans, tasks and project status.

Continuous integration

Develop, incrementally and continuously integrate code, and test it in parallel.

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Deliver at speed

Bring your own IDE to develop, debug, and build apps with IDs and problem-determination tools.

Get the modern cloud developer experience

Build, analyze and test IBM z/OS app components within a containerized environment optimized for Red Hat® OpenShift®.

Drive to market faster

Get on-demand access to z/OS in minutes to speed the development and testing of cloud-native applications.

Continuous testing

Detect defects early in the delivery lifecycle through automation and best practices for testing.

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Shift-left testing

Run app integration testing early in an open, automated test framework to accelerate continuous integration.

Provisioning environments

Develop and test mainframe apps on cloud instances or on premises.

Unit testing

Use code-coverage and unit-testing tools for batch, CICS and IMS products, as a component of IDz.

Continuous delivery

Deliver audited, controlled deployments with modern tools.

IBM Wazi Deploy

A scripted deployment tool that drives z/OS application deployment leveraging Python® and Ansible® that can easily be integrated into a CI/CD pipeline.

Automate deployments

Leverage rapid feedback, continuous delivery, and audit trails.

Provision to multicloud

Enable development and operations automation, and unified workflow, on z/OS and z/OS software.

Case studies

BNP Paribas Boosting autonomy, agility and efficiency with software development on IBM Z Read the case study
Sun Life Improving agility with faster discovery and accelerating digital transformation Read the case study
Garanti BBVA Increasing developers’ efficiency and accelerating development and testing phases Read the case study
Danske Bank Shortened development cycle to bring IT closer to the business Read the case study

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