Business Wire: Rocket Software Renews Commitment to Open Source on the Mainframe With New Product Offering

By September 25, 2020September 28th, 2020News

Published on September 23, 2020, by Business Wire.

Extending its commitment to open source development on legacy technology systems, Rocket Software, a global software leader in IBM Z® and IBM® i modernization, today unveiled Rocket® Open AppDev for Z, a new and innovative way for the mainframe community to securely adopt, manage, and obtain support for IBM Z ported open software.

Open-source technologies offer users many modernization and efficiency benefits, especially in mainframe development. This often leads individuals and development teams to take a do-it-yourself approach when they download, install, and use these tools. Open-source tools can be combined with different products developed by different communities and can be undermanaged, leading to version latency and code vulnerabilities. This creates unintentional regulatory and security risks for the business. Rocket Open AppDev for Z helps mitigate the risks associated with open software, offering a solution that provides developers with a package of open tools and languages they want, along with the security, easy management and support IBM Z customers require.

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