• July 30, 2021

Building Upon Zowe: How Rocket is Building Commercial Software for Zowe Users

This content was originally presented at the inaugural Open Mainframe Project Summit in September 2020. Over two years ago, Rocket Software joined forces with IBM and Broadcom/CA to create the Zowe project. Our goal? To build a z/OS framework for the modern age. As long-time mainframe users, we all wanted to come together to create […]

Leveraging Open Source & Hybrid Cloud for z/OS: A Rube Goldberg Evolution to COTS Value

This content was originally presented at the inaugural Open Mainframe Project Summit in September 2020. I’ve been working on the mainframe for over 50 years, lately focusing on the open source capabilities of IBM’s proprietary operating systems. Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that businesses have three main goals for their mainframe environment: Get off the […]

Rocket’s Open Source Tools for z/OS

For a long time, the downside to using the mainframe for open source software had been the limited tools and binaries available. Instead of acquiring binaries from others, the user has to build their own code. Luckily, times have changed and IBM and Rocket Software, along with the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project, have established […]

New Product Offering Renews Rocket’s Commitment to Open Source Software

Why can’t mainframes have a desktop like other computers? Can we find a way into the mainframe that is lightweight and has zero-install for the end-user? Can the mainframe be so open and modern that it becomes the standard platform for enterprise application development? These were the questions that led Rocket to start developing open-source […]

Rocket and Open Source: A Brief History on the Open Mainframe Movement

Do you remember OpenEdition MVS? This technology was IBM’s first foray into “opening” the mainframe up to a new community of developers—over 25 years ago! IBM began shipping this feature as part of the base of the new OS/390 operating system, which dramatically reduced the cost and skills needed for new workload development on the […]

Announcing BlueZone Web: The First Commercial Terminal Emulator Solution for Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe

As a global software leader in IBM Z® and IBM® i modernization, we’re always looking for ways to make the mainframe more efficient, accessible, and user-friendly. That’s why we’re proud to have partnered with the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project (OMP) to create open source software for the mainframe. We’re also proud to announce that […]

Open Source on the Mainframe: The Open Mainframe Summit and Our Commitment to Modernization

When people think of mainframes, they often think of outdated systems. In reality, mainframes are critical to many industries and process 30 billion business transactions daily. Over the past 30 years, Rocket has remained dedicated to its goal of modernizing legacy systems. This includes our longtime commitment to building open source software for the mainframe. […]

Modern, Open, and Smart Data Management for Db2 Leaders

This was originally presented as a keynote session at the IDUG Virtual Db2 Tech Conference in July 2020.  Since my years in grad school, I’ve been interested in DB capabilities. As part of my thesis and graduate assistant work, I evaluated, operated, and used multiple DBs, including several open sources ones. As part of my […]

Using MFA with Zowe: How it Works

This article originally appeared on Medium.com A frequent Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe question is “Can it use MFA?” and more specifically “Can it work with MY MFA setup?”. It’s no surprise; every year another website I use makes the switch to a multi-factor-based login. By now it seems like more well-known companies use it than not. To answer […]