DevOps for Mainframes
Modernizing mainframe processes to meet fast-paced business demands
Business App = Mainframe + Distributed + Web + Mobile
Today’s enterprise business applications are comprised of multiple interrelated components running on mainframes, distributed environments, web, and mobile devices. Offering new products and services requires making a complex, coordinated set of changes across all of these systems. But IT struggles to update mainframe components with the same ease as distributed systems.
How can IT teams update all parts together to deliver an entire business-focused application?
Modernize the mainframe to stay competitive
It’s a huge challenge to coordinate and synchronize changes across disparate teams and multiple environments spanning mainframes, web, and mobile applications.
Marrying the mainframe with modern software delivery methods is key. The same DevOps practices that excel for contemporary applications are even more necessary to manage the complexity of mainframe releases. Without modern processes for both distributed and mainframe applications, IT can’t move quickly enough to meet business demands.
“Automating the mainframe application delivery pipeline reduces risk, cost, and complexity while improving responsiveness to changing customer needs.”
— Kurt Bittner and Robert Stroud
Digital Transformation Needs Mainframe DevOps, June 2016 Forrester Report
XebiaLabs extends DevOps benefits beyond modern apps and IT environments, applying them to mainframe environments and processes. Teams get the Continuous Delivery foundation they need to keep mainframe releases flowing smoothly, in synch with the rest of their environments and tools. Our DevOps platform visualizes software pipelines and orchestrates application delivery across any environment. Complex applications get to market at the speed––and with the quality––the business requires.
Bring the benefits of Continuous Delivery to all teams
With application functionality shared between mainframes, distributed systems, and mobile platforms, a unified Continuous Delivery process for all application types is critical to having a truly automated, standardized, and well-orchestrated release. XebiaLabs will help you get there.