The Mainframe is Now Open
Today is a big day. Not just for Rocket, but for everyone in the global mainframe community. A few hours ago we announced the launch of Zowe (pronounced ZOH-ee), the first-ever open community for z/OS. This is a joint effort between three major players in the mainframe space – IBM, CA and Rocket – as well as the Open Mainframe Project. We have been working on this for almost a year, and today marks the official launch of this program.
So what is Zowe?
Zowe is a framework based on every modern technology stack that users require to be agile and responsive as their businesses become more tech-enabled. It’s completely open, and it was purpose-built for z/OS users. It’s important because it allows for cross-company product integration for the very first time. We have literally broken down the walls that have made universal mainframe development so challenging.
IBM, CA and Rocket are committed to this framework and to building products, solutions, and experiences on top of it. Not only will solutions within our respective portfolios integrate better, but solutions across our offerings will also seamlessly work together
For almost 30 years Rocket has talked about making the mainframe open to anyone. Today’s launch makes that a reality. And it’s just the beginning. Anyone else who chooses to be a part of this community can contribute to, and leverage, everything that we’re doing.