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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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Editor's Desk: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
Currents: Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO, James Whitehurst elected president
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Sustainable battery composition
Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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