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4 Considerations
in Connecting
DevOps to Batch
Service Delivery

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moving toward. This, however,
will be a transformation over
time. DevOps is the continuing
improvement of the processes
toward delivery. I expect it will
be years before organizations
consider themselves mature
DevOps cultures, and that the
term DevOps will have changed to
something new even before some
organizations have fully matured.
ISM: What challenges does
DevOps solve?
RR: DevOps is critical for large
organizations to stay ahead of
the digital disruptors. It will also
help them gain additional value
from their existing assets and
allow them to become service
providers to their organizations
and other outside companies.
DevOps is about a culture of
delivery and everyone in the
organization having the same
common goal. Today, developers
are rewarded by delivering
function; operations is rewarded
by availability. These can be seen
as disconnected rewards. By
moving everyone to a common
reward system of delivery,
everyone can focus on the
business value being provided.

ISM: What is the importance
of DevOps on the mainframe?
RR: DevOps is critical to the
modernization of the existing
mainframe applications and
to have the mainframe be the
provider of the APIs used in the
systems. This transformation is
critical to retain the value of the
mainframe systems within the
environment to keep ahead of
the digital disruptors. Without
change, the mainframe continues
to be the system that can't
move fast enough, and won't be
bringing the value required. What
else in the world has not changed
in the last 28 years, or possibly
longer, as the development and
operations processes for z/OS*?
ISM: Why are we hearing
about DevOps more today?
RR: Most mainframe
organizations aren't delivering
business value as quickly as
organizations need to change
today. They must transform the
development practices to meet
today's business demands. The
reasons for this include the need
to bring on new developers, the
need to provide more services
from the existing systems and

Batch applications on z Systems*
typically account for 50 percent or
more of data assets and are mission
critical for most companies. Batch
service delivery can't be left out of
the DevOps dialog. Four key factors to
consider are:
1. Manage to culture. Don't assume
your leadership will attribute inherit
value in speed. Stakeholders might
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for a reason. Stability translates to
preserved quality.
2. Develop a common language.
What might build and deploy
stakeholders agree on when
discussing speed and quality?
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the value of testing, process
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of positive trends in early
defect elimination.
3. Metrics and reporting. Testing
metrics can help validate process
compliance and offer additional
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between releases.
4. Shared reference points. Collaboration is fostered when
stakeholders rely on common
data. A developer building a
test case for a changed JCL
procedure should use the same
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production analyst would use for
a one-time change to job naming
standards. Automation can be
deployed against
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sources, ensuring100 percent
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your analysis!

Jim Morgan
Director, Major Account Sales,
Software Engineering of America
Jim is a leading JCL testing and
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over 20 years dedicated to batch
deployment best practices.
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

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 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Editor's Desk: A secure connection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Techbits: Sphere of influence
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - 2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - SE4
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