DevOps for Mainframes with David Rizzo and Rosalind Radcliffe

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DevOps for Mainframes? Really? Yes really! While at DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, Richard sat down with Rosalind Radcliffe and David Rizzo to talk about how mainframes can be part of a DevOps practice! The conversation starts out with Rosalind talking about the modern mainframe, which in IBM parlance is all about z/OS operating system and hardware. It's not just CICS anymore; Java runs there too! And with z/OS available for IBM Linux, you can run the same operating system setup on traditional PC hardware as well. This leads to all sorts of options in the modern DevOps practice with mainframes!


Rosalind Radcliffe is an IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for DevOps for Enterprise systems. She focuses on client transformation and adoption of DevOps practices.

David is a mainframe evangelist and understands the significant role that mainframe computing plays in the world today. Providing companies with the ability to take full advantage of mainframe technology is something that is needed in the industry today. The idea that the mainframe is antiquated and not relevant to the new technologies of today is just wrong, and IT leaders letting that idea direct business decisions will struggle to find success in the digital economy and the internet of things.

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