Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, today announced that it has released Rocket® Support for Zowe, a support offering for the Zowe® open source framework for z/OS® from Open Mainframe Project, and are multiple modern interfaces.1 Rocket Support for Zowe provides customers with 24/7 support for Zowe core components, advanced security, and unique desktop applications.
Open source software accelerates the development and deployment of IBM Z® applications through modern tools that drive automation and integration to and from the mainframe.2 However, without development support, it can pose security and compliance risks and can be difficult and time-consuming preserve. Waiting for solutions to vulnerabilities from the open-source software community can expose an organization to a wide range of risks.
Rocket Support for Zowe mitigates this risk by providing customers with 24/7 support for their security, compliance, and maintenance needs. Rocket Support for Zowe also provides unique virtual desktop applications such as Rocket USS Process Manager, which monitors all UNIX® system services, the operating system host for many of Zowe. Other unique desktop applications will remain available in the short and long term, Rocket Software is constantly improving Rocket support for Zowe.
Open source software is also critical to providing the next generation of IT professionals, who may not be familiar with the mainframe, with familiar languages and tools that simplify mainframe management in the same way they manage other platforms. Rocket Support for Zowe offers unique synergies when used with Rocket® Open AppDev for Z, an open source DevOps solution that provides services and support for over 20 open source languages and tools – including Git®, Python®, cURL, and Bash – enabling the mainframe to be another valuable platform in a DevOps infrastructure
Rocket Support for Zowe enables any developer to improve and accelerate mainframe application development and delivery with secure and supported open-source software innovation for z/OS.
“Rocket Software is a proud founding member of Zowe, an open source software framework for z/OS, which has been providing interoperability and scalability between products through the Open Mainframe ProjectTM since 2018,” said Phil Buckellew, Unit President of Infrastructure Modernization. , a Rocketship. Software.4 “Rocket support for Zowe will alleviate the challenges of open source software for Rocket customers and accelerate mainframe application development.”
“Mainframe modernization is fast becoming the most critical part of the platform’s hybrid cloud evolution. The open mainframe project, especially Zowe, is a key part of this trend and represents an important opportunity for mainframe customers looking to open source and modernize,” said Steven Dickens, senior analyst at Futurum Research. Rocket Software will continue to do so play an important role in driving the evolution of open source on the mainframe, which I believe will gain momentum in the marketplace as mainframe customers look to modernize their deployments. A fully supported enterprise-grade Zowe deployment is a goal for many customers and Rocket satisfies him”.