IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - SD27

PARTNER PERSPECTIVE

SPO NSORED CONT E NT

Why Are Mainframes
Crucial to Your DevOps?

ASG Technologies Inc.
JEFF CHERRINGTON
VP, PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT, SYSTEMS
Jeff Cherrington is
a 30-plus year enterprise
IT professional, directing
ASG's Systems strategy.
jeff.cherrington@asg.com
239-435-2200

A quick look at Google Trends clearly shows interest in DevOps-the
highest it has ever been-10 times greater than it was just four years ago.
DevOps is now a proven best practice set of strategies that provides real
competitive advantage. This is due in large part because it successfully
provides a better means for the lines-of-business (LoB) and IT to align
their focus and resources-ultimately increasing the agility and velocity of
the enterprise overall. At the same time, it forces IT to approach their contributions with less focus on technology stacks or silos, and more on the
end-to-end value streams that span multiple technology stacks, delivering
what customers want and are willing to
pay for today.
As DevOps is critical to remaining
competitive in time-to-market,
agility and innovation, ensuring
that mainframe applications and
capabilities are included in your
enterprise's DevOps scope is doubly so.
As Chris O'Malley, CEO of
Compuware, mentioned in the 2020
IBM Systems Mainframe Solutions
Directory, a Forrester study shows
most enterprises with mainframes run
more than half their mission essential
applications from that platform; and
approximately 75% of customer-facing
applications depend on the mainframe
for their operation. Attempting to adopt DevOps while excluding more
than half of your mission-essential technology and applications can only
be an exercise in frustration.
Implementing DevOps successfully requires orchestrating your enterprise technology to serve the critical value streams LoB leaders need in
order to satisfy customers and grow the business. Doing so requires that
the value streams be managed using technology that actually embraces and enhances mainframe capabilities in the DevOps approach. This
type of value stream automation must delegate work to mainframe job
schedulers or to onboard scheduling in mainframe ERP and other applications. This modern approach ensures the work that's currently done
on all sides is integrated and provides specific capabilities when needed.
Value stream automation for DevOps must provide the visual palette for
designing the flows, dependencies and conditionality of the LoB leaders'
vision for their value streams, and the means to manage each individual
instance of execution with complete transactional integrity, visibility and
immediate escalation and notification when errors occur.
As you automate your DevOps work, ensure that mainframe is easily
included. ■

DevOps is now
a proven best
practice set of
strategies that
provides real
competitive
advantage.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020

Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
Currents: Increased uptime reduces TCO for IBM Z clients
Currents: On the web
Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Welcome: Helping clients thrive in an always-on world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: Celebrating 20 years of Linux on IBM Z
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Currents: The new and improved Master the Mainframe
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Cyberresilience: Moving Beyond Cybersecurity: A successful resilience strategy stems from well-defined requirements for high availability, continuous operations and continuous availability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Features: Expanding Cloud Capabilities: Red Hat OpenShift can now run on IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power for an infrastructure-agnostic model
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Improve recovery time with IBM System Recovery Boost
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: How to utilize IBM Safeguarded Copy
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: IBM Secure Execution
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z Nov/Dec 2020 - Beyond the Box: M&T Bank Senior Mainframe Security Engineer and IBM Champion Byron Smith promotes the mainframe through mentorship
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