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IT Jungle: Does IBM i Need Its Own Zowe?

By | October 2, 2020

Published by IT Jungle on September 30, 2020.

Getting open source software onto platforms like IBM i and System z is a big focus of IBM, its big iron customers, and the ecosystem of tool and service providers that tread these waters. In 2018, IBM, CA Technologies, and Rocket Software collaborated to create the Zowe framework as a part of the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project, with the goal to extend System z-based services into the greater open source IT landscape. Is it time for a similar effort on IBM i?

When Zowe launched two years ago, the Open Mainframe Project (OMP) boasted that Zowe would “serve as an integration platform for the next generation of administration, management, and development tools on z/OS mainframe.” By using the “latest Web technologies” in products and solutions from multiple vendors, the OMP said, Zowe would “enable developers to use familiar, industry-standard, open source tools to access mainframe resources and services.”

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