Agile Application Development on System z — Is It Keeping Up with Your Business?

Mainframes are the base technology that host the “systems of record” and usually serve as the enterprise’s operational hub. Its regular heartbeat is the ultimate determination of continuing good. In order for these systems of record to continue to meet the challenges of many rapidly-emerging and need-it-now requirements, a new paradigm must be adopted that emphasizes rapid prototyping, continuous development and testing, and much tighter integration between the development and operations staffs.

This white paper discusses the DevOps approach to facilitate the adoption of business processes and new features that will be responsive to user’s demands (whether internal or external), and to do this within a cycle that is measured in days and weeks, not months and years.

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