IBM Systems Magazine | Getting to Know the Open-Source Zowe Project

By | News, Zowe

Zowe—the first open-source framework for z/OS—is poised to break new ground for IBM Z clients. Announced on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at SHARE in St. Louis, by executives from IBM, CA Technologies, Rocket Software and the Open Mainframe Project, the open-source project promises to be a game changer.

“Open source redefines industries across the board. We’ve seen it solve problems and lead to innovative solutions. Open source changed the automotive industry and the cloud changed networking, too,” says John Mertic, director of program management for The Linux Foundation and director for the Open Mainframe Project. “We’re excited to see what Zowe and open source will do for the mainframe industry.”

Read more at IBM Systems Magazine.

Clabby Analytics | A Different View: The Zowe Initiative and the “Open Mainframe”

By | News, Zowe

At this year’s Open Source Summit IBM, CA Technologies and Rocket Software announced an open-source software framework known as “Zowe” – a framework designed to draw new application development to the z/OS operating environment, as well as making it simpler to integrate modern applications on other platforms (systems, servers, mobile devices, etc.) with mainframe servers. We at Clabby Analytics, however, see this move as a heck of a lot more than application development and integration – we consider it a major step forward in opening up the mainframe and making it a transparent member of any enterprise hybrid cloud environment.

Read more at Clabby Analytics.

IT Toolbox | More About Zowe

By | News, Zowe

IBM has been a big supporter of Linux for many years and is a keen supporter of the project because it gives a younger generation of programmers access to the mainframe and all the power and security available on that platform. Also involved are CA Technologies and Rocket Software.

Zowe has four components. These are: Zowe APIs, Zowe API Mediation Layer, Zowe Web UI, and Zowe Command Line Interface (CLI).

Read more at IT Toolbox.

TechZone360 | From Mainframe to Open Frameworks, Linux Foundation Fuels Up with Rocket Software

By | News, Zowe

Last week, at the Open Source Summit, hosted by The Linux Foundation, the Open Mainframe Project gave birth to Zowe, introduced a new open source software framework “that bridges the divide between modern applications and the mainframe, providing easier interoperability and scalability among products and solutions from multiple vendors,” according to the announcement.

Read more at TechZone360.

Devops | Open Mainframe Project Launches Zowe to Advance DevOps

By | News, Zowe

Announced at the Open Source Summit, the Zowe project is being led by IBM, CA Technologies and Rocket Software.

Matt Hogstrom, chief architect for z/OS Systems at IBM, said the goal of the Zowe project is to attract a new generation of IT administrators to the mainframe platforms and make it simpler to include mainframes within the larger scope of an integrated set of DevOps process spanning multiple platforms.

Read more at Devops.

Heise Developer | Zowe project gives the mainframe a GUI

By | News, Zowe

The Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project recently introduced Zowe, an approach designed to bring a graphical web interface to the mainframe for the first time. While it was previously possible to run a Linux operating system with a GUI on a mainframe, IBM’s central zOS mainframe operating system did not have a graphical user interface.

Read more at Heise Developer. (German publication)

IT Toolbox | Z is for Zowe

By | News, Zowe

You may have heard about Zowe recently, but do you know what it is and how it can help your mainframe environment and your organization? Let’s have a look.

Firstly, let’s look at the biggest problem facing mainframe sites, and that’s an ageing population of experts. Many of the mainframe geeks, gurus, and mavens are beginning to start thinking about their pensions and their retirement. One solution to the problem is to automate as much as possible, but that doesn’t solve the problem of how do you create new applications or update existing applications to work in new ways, such as cloud, mobile working, or incorporating public APIs to create some new app? How do you ensure that organizations can digitally transform to ensure that they can still operate successfully in the fast-evolving digital world? The answer is to come up with a way of making everything on Z available to people used to working in other ways. And in many ways, that’s what Zowe is.

Read more at IT Toolbox.

Dancing Dinasur | Can Zowe Bring Young Developers to the Z?

By | News, Zowe

Are you ever frustrated by the Z? As powerful as it gets mainframes remain a difficult nut to crack, particularly for newcomers who have grown up with easier technologies. Even Linux on Z is not as simple or straightforward as on other platforms. This poses a problem for Z-based shops that are scrambling to replace retiring mainframers.

Certainly other organizations, mainly mainframe ISVs like Compuware and Syncsort, have succeeded in extending the GUI deeper into the Z but that alone is not enough. It remains too difficult for newcomers to take their newly acquired computer talents and readily apply them to the mainframe. Maybe Zowe can change this.

Read more at Dancing Dinasur.