IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2013 - (Page 26)

Linking development and operations for the continuous delivery of software innovation #:Á&7&-:/Á)007&3ÁtÁ1)050(3"1):Á#:Á#3:"/Á3&("/ B usiness innovation is increasingly delivered through software. The rapid pace of market, economic and regulatory change is driving the need for business agility, pushing software delivery to become faster and more predictable. However, employees involved in various stages of software delivery frequently work in their own silos. On one hand, developers are striving to deliver new application features as quickly as possible. On the other, the operations staff must ensure platforms and systems run smoothly and dependably. This relationship frequently resembles a baton handoff in a relay race. 26 pg 26-31.indd 2 MAY/JUNE 2 013 DevOps changes that. It makes the relationship more like a rowing team pulling together to win a race. And IBM takes that concept one step further by extending it to the lifecycle of an application—from inception to consumption. “DevOps is about accelerated, continuous delivery of software innovation,” explains Hayden Lindsey, vice president and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Rational* Software. IBM views DevOps as spanning the entire enterprise, accelerating delivery of multitier mobile and cloud solutions across distributed, Power* and mainframe platforms. IBM Systems Magazine sat down with Lindsey to learn more about why it’s a good fit for big iron. IBM Systems Magazine (ISM): Can you describe DevOps and explain why there’s so much buzz about it? Hayden Lindsey (HL): All businesses want to be more responsive to client needs. That’s nothing new. But some key market shifts underscore the need for increased business agility, and that relies on software. The exponential increase in the number of empowered users has driven higher expectations for a quality customer experience. 4/15/13 3:55 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2013

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2013
Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: See Beyond the Silos
IBM Perspective: Keys to Successful Software Development
Dashboard: It's a Smarter World After All; Encouraging Exercise; Facebook Fatigue?
Insider: Reimagining Data Protection Requires Due Diligence and Defense in Depth
Case Study: Financing the Future: BNY Mellon increases workload and cuts costs by investing in a standardized mainframe environment
Feature: Making DevOps Real for System z: Linking development and operations for the continuous delivery of software innovation
Feature: Building a DevOps Pipeline: Automated testing to support application development reaps many rewards
Tech Corner: Software-Defined IT Infrastructure: The Next Chapter in Virtualization Benefits
Administrator: Single System Image Feature Delivers Greater Flexibility and Resilience
Solutions: CA Mainframe Application Tuner; Ivory Hub; Genius Project; CICS JS/Server; CA Workload Automation; QWS3270 Tablet
Advertisers Index
Stop Run: Un-Comfort Zone
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Services Blueprint Issue 1 2013
2013 Mainframe Buyer's Guide Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2013