• January 17, 2021

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 Inclusive Language Scanner: Rocketeers Develop Open Source Software to Detect and Replace Problematic Language

Rocket Software is constantly on a mission to create legendary products, especially ones that incorporate our core values of empathy, humanity, trust, and love. Recently, we’ve been on a more specific mission: in light of the racial issues across the U.S. and the world, Rocket is focusing on creating a more inclusive, diverse, and equal […]

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 […]

Open Source Solutions for IBM i

As I covered in a previous post, IBM i DevOps systems typically “ship” with all the functionality required to power a modern DevOps-based developer team or IT organization. This is, in fact, a major benefit of the IBM i platform over distributed systems.  But there are nevertheless good reasons why IBM i users—and even IBM […]

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 […]

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 1

Although Rocket.Build 2020 presented its own set of challenges—building and collaborating remotely, dealing with unprecedented real-world challenges, and more—it also managed to bring new successes that will carry on to future years. With the event being entirely virtual, we were able to create global teams and have more participants than ever. Overall, 450 Rocketeers from […]

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. […]