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IT Toolbox: Increasing The Power Of Hybrid IT Through Open Source

By | February 3, 2019

Broadcom (perhaps still better known as CA) used this year’s Arcati Mainframe Yearbook to highlight the power of Zowe and their work in its development. They suggested that hybrid IT is all about harnessing the power of the digital age to deliver, analyze, adapt, and innovate your enterprise’s critical functions – regardless of technology or platform. The mainframe is key to your hybrid IT strategy containing a rich repository of data and applications delivered through unmatched scalability and security. Mainframe organizations however, are challenged with making the mainframe more readily consumable across all platforms and by the next-generation workforce – limiting the ability to deliver value to the business.

Broadcom is a founding contributor of the Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe initiative, and unveiled CA Brightside solution and the API Mediation code base open source through Eclipse Public License 2.0, which encourages collaboration and innovation opportunities for the IBM z/OS platform. Brightside, designed to make it easy to integrate the mainframe into enterprise DevOps workflows, allows development teams to control, script and build for the mainframe like any other cloud platform, using familiar open source tools, such as Jenkins, Gradle, and IntelliJ, through a command line interface. Releasing the code via public domain enables a broader community to contribute new innovations and improvements, while further strengthening the mainframe platform and ecosystem.

Read more at IT Toolbox.