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Compuware and XebiaLabs today announced integration of ISPW, Compuware’s DevOps solution for the mainframe, with XebiaLabs’ industry-leading continuous delivery technology for cross-platform application release orchestration.
 
This integration empowers large enterprises to include their core mainframe applications, data, and computing infrastructure into their broader cross-platform strategy for digital agility.
 
Enterprises using XebiaLabs’ solution suite and Compuware ISPW, can now automate and monitor all phases of mainframe DevOps within the same continuous delivery management environment they use for their distributed, web, and cloud platforms. This automation and monitoring includes test/QA, pre-copy staging, and code promotion.
 
Complex multi-tier enterprise applications often include back-end mainframe applications and data. Upgrades and enhancements of these applications therefore require modifications of application code, data interfaces, and other components across multiple platforms simultaneously.
 
Historically, IT organizations have used homegrown scripts to automate certain aspects of mainframe code deployment. But this approach no longer fulfills evolving demands for digital agility and increased release frequency—since such scripts don’t integrate with software components on other platforms and often only address certain phases of software delivery. Scripts are also nearly impossible to audit and are typically dependent on the personal knowledge of the individual technicians who happened to write them.  Furthermore, scripts do not provide the end-to-end process visibility essential for continuous delivery success.
 
By leveraging Compuware ISPW in conjunction with XebiaLabs’ solutions, enterprises can overcome these limitations and gain multiple high-value advantages, including:…

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Compuware and ConicIT are partnering to help a new generation of IT ops staff proactively resolve emerging mainframe issues before they impact application service levels.
 
By integrating ConicIT’s predictive mainframe analytics and Compuware Strobe’s visually intuitive troubleshooting intelligence, the two companies are empowering even IT staff with relatively little hands-on mainframe experience to quickly identify and resolve a full range of application performance problems.
 
This guided, predicted mainframe problem resolution is critical for large enterprises because:…

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Software AG has announced the availability of Apama Community Edition, a free version of the Apama Streaming Analytics platform, that enables developers to download the Apama software, build streaming analytics applications and put those applications into production. Apama Community Edition contains most of the functionality and features of the premium version and enables developers to run small-scale projects and applications…

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To help IT operations executives adopting cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures maximize the value of their resources, CA Technologies has announced new capabilities in CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM). Adding support for performance monitoring of Docker containers, PureStorage arrays, Nutanix hyperconverged systems and OpenStack cloud environments and additional capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructures, CA UIM offers the most comprehensive coverage of currently available stand-alone IT monitoring solutions…

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GT Software has announced the addition of noted CICS thought leader, Glenn Schneck, to the organization. Schneck will serve as senior solutions architect for GT Software, where he will specialize in growing and strengthening GT Software’s CICS development solutions to keep in line with IBM’s z Systems Software roadmap.  Along with the organization’s product development team, he will be responsible for evangelizing GT Software’s solutions to help clients continue to leverage the mainframe as part of modern business initiatives in the area of mobile, cloud, analytics, cognitive and more…

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