IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - (Page 35)

TECH SHOWCASE Deliver Better Value DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands By Valerie Dennis lients are looking to connect systems of record with systems of engagement quickly and securely. As customer expectations of updated, quick interactions connected to enterprise information become the norm and competition to deliver quickly increases, the DevOps approach is critical. Clients who take advantage of the continuous development and delivery of DevOps will perform faster. DevOps delivers business value through agile and lean principles where all people in the development process come together using tools that support a transformation to collaborate on solutions that provide real business outcomes. This includes such practices as continuous planning, C development, integration, delivery, testing and feedback as part of the transformation lifecycle. This model is more efficient and effective, based on end-user requirements, and can be modified or updated at any point in the process. Rosalind Radcliffe, Distinguished Engineer for DevOps for IBM z Systems*, talks with IBM Systems Magazine about the rise of DevOps, trends and directions clients can expect, and how to start taking advantage of these capabilities today. IBM Systems Magazine (ISM): What is the state of DevOps? Rosalind Radcliffe (RR): DevOps is a growing trend in many organizations-most Web companies or startups today follow this model to some degree. For large-scale enterprises, DevOps generally has started with the distributed applications, or mobile systems of engagement. Organizations that have started their DevOps transformation with the entire enterprise, including the mainframe systems, are seeing the greatest benefit. DevOps can mean many different things. It includes transforming the culture of the business-to break down the silos and have collaboration, transparency and automation throughout-from the initial business requirement through the delivery and operations of the function. ISM: How will DevOps look going forward? RR: In the near future, I see DevOps as the standard that large-scale organizations are MARCH/APRIL 2016 // 35

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016