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you to see what's going on and
get a complete picture of your
assets, zooming in on where you
need to be."
With these applications,
organizations can create APIs
while minimizing risk to the
enterprise, and provide newer
developers with a set of tools
to produce new business
opportunities quicker.

Confidence in Testing
Once APIs are in place,
organizations can begin looking
at doing more, or evolving what
they have. At this point, Radcliffe
notes, most organizations are
also looking to improve processes
by getting different parts of the
application, pulling them apart or
refining them for different uses.
This is usually when teams
realize they need a more agile
process, and the DevOps
transformation begins. Now silos
can be broken, with teams coming
together to develop a pipeline
and tools to efficiently create
applications.
The pipeline is a core
component of the transformation.
Clients that adopt their existing
distributed DevOps pipeline using
Git or IBM Rational* Team Concert
to include their Z assets gain the
most value. The Z teams should

Once up to date,
organizations
can use DevOps
to change the
way they work
and the tools
they use, better
positioning
themselves for
the future

have the same advantages of
distributed teams.
Shift-left testing is important to
an agile methodology, where Baker
says teams should "test, and test
rapidly." By testing earlier in the
development process, problems
can be identified and fixed faster
with less cost.
By examining a small set of unit
tests that you ran, Baker notes "if
you hit a problem, you're very close
to where that problem was injected
and can debug and unit test that. If
you wait until later in the pipeline,
the further right you get in the
process before you actually find the
defect, the more expensive it is."
Having an automated delivery
pipeline can make the process
from idea to build and deployment
more responsive. IBM solutions
automate the process. IBM
UrbanCode* Deploy, for example,
enables organizations to automate
application deployments into
development, test and production
environments. It's designed
for continuous delivery while
providing audit trails, versioning
and approvals needed in
production.
"With automated testing you
can be confident you're providing
value without breaking existing
capabilities," Radcliffe says.

Setting up for
Future Opportunities

More Resources
Connect z/OS Applications and Data
to the Hybrid Cloud With APIs:
bit.ly/2jXyS59
IBM Application Discovery Unlocks New
Value and Accelerates the Adoption of
Hybrid Cloud Solutions:
bit.ly/2rQzZr5
How DevOps Helps Organizations Keep
up With the Competition:
bit.ly/2IHQDDy

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Teams are now optimized in
development through advanced
analytics to predict and
respond to situations, offering
continuous delivery with
confidence and agility.
IBM OMEGAMON* performance
management software gives clients
a view of their environment,
generating data about the system.
It can track and understand what's
going on in the system over time to
help optimize it. This information
might help a developer see how
an application's response time is

changing or understand what's
happening in the system,
Baker says.
With OMEGAMON working
alongside ADDI, operational data
management and application
discovery can work together to
determine how best to optimize
an environment further, helping
eliminate problems in production.
As teams modernize with a
pipeline, they'll be able to have
additional information and
metrics to:
*
*

*
*
*

Help make decisions on when
and where to test
Understand the velocity
and time frame of the team
delivering the value
See the wait states to pull
out waste
Measure delivery frequency to
increase its optimization
Understand code quality

"In doing this, teams have data
to identify critical areas to update,
make the right decision about
testing and know what areas to
improve," Radcliffe says. "They
have the performance metrics to
improve earlier in the cycle."

Begin Your Journey
With the IBM Z Digital
Transformation Model, clients
can position themselves to take
advantage of current and future
workloads and capabilities. Many
organizations have key applications
that have been developed over
decades. A wealth of information
can be found in those systems that
developers can use.
With IBM's solutions and
framework to help organizations
expose, evolve and optimize their
key assets, clients can see value
in the information they already
have.
Valerie Dennis Craven is a
Minneapolis-based writer and editor.


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Editor's Desk: Transformation in the balance
Partner POV: Real-time visibility to data access is required to maintain GDPR compliance
R&D: IBM Research is providing valuable insights to tackle challenges and enable prosperity from the tip of Africa
Feature 1: Fleet of Foot: FRAIKIN Group develops a cost-effective and flexible thin-client environment
Cover Story: Radical Changes: Rabobank relies on DevOps on Z to transform its payments system
Feature 2: Developing a Business Plan: DevOps and the IBM Z Digital Transformation Model pave the way for innovation
Champions Showcase: Meet 18 of the 2018 IBM Z Champions
Hot Topics: Container Pricing for IBM Z brings predictability to cost
Solutions: IBM Z Mainfraime Virtual Tape Library, IntelliMagic Vision 8.14.2, zAdviser, DYNA-STEP Dynamic STEPLIB and ISPF Library Management 3.2
Stop Run: IBMer Karl Schmitz bridges the gap between art and computer security
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 3
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Editor's Desk: Transformation in the balance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Partner POV: Real-time visibility to data access is required to maintain GDPR compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - R&D: IBM Research is providing valuable insights to tackle challenges and enable prosperity from the tip of Africa
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Feature 1: Fleet of Foot: FRAIKIN Group develops a cost-effective and flexible thin-client environment
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover Story: Radical Changes: Rabobank relies on DevOps on Z to transform its payments system
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Feature 2: Developing a Business Plan: DevOps and the IBM Z Digital Transformation Model pave the way for innovation
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Champions Showcase: Meet 18 of the 2018 IBM Z Champions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Hot Topics: Container Pricing for IBM Z brings predictability to cost
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Solutions: IBM Z Mainfraime Virtual Tape Library, IntelliMagic Vision 8.14.2, zAdviser, DYNA-STEP Dynamic STEPLIB and ISPF Library Management 3.2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Stop Run: IBMer Karl Schmitz bridges the gap between art and computer security
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