Rocket Support for Zowe

Enable any developer to modernize mainframe development

Help next-gen mainframe developers do their best work with modern, secure, fully supported open-source software

Open the mainframe to everyone

Zowe is an open-source software framework for z/OS®, providing interoperability and scalability among products from multiple vendors through the Open Mainframe Project. We’re proud to be a founding member of Zowe.

Open more with Rocket Support for Zowe

Rocket Support for Zowe is a secure, supported offering of Zowe that provides modern interfaces, 24x7 support for Zowe components, and vendor unification when used with Rocket® Open AppDev for Z.

As your most experienced mainframe developers leave the workforce, your next-gen staff must understand the complex applications they’re taking over to maintain and evolve while accelerating development and delivery to meet increasing business and customer demands.

Adopting modern open-source interfaces, tools, and languages that next-gen developers are familiar with is an important step. For example, Zowe equips your team with a modern application development framework that includes a virtual desktop. Zowe also provides a VS Code extension, CLI and scripting, and an API mediation layer — all of which aid your efforts to modernize mainframe development and support mainframe DevOps.

Still, these free resources can potentially open your organization to security and compliance risks, not to mention time-consuming maintenance that may fall below your organization’s standards for issue resolution.

Rocket Support for Zowe ensures your mainframe developers have access to these interfaces, tools, and languages while providing 24x7 support and security assurance from a single vendor. In addition to modern interfaces that enable any developer to work on the mainframe, you gain access to exclusive virtual desktop applications through Rocket Utility Pack for Zowe — similar to built-in apps that come with any operating system.

Paired with Rocket Open AppDev for Z, a set of over 30 open-source languages and tools, Rocket Support for Zowe can expand your supported open-source ecosystem even more with the latest open-source DevOps tools and languages.

IDC Spotlight: Modernizing Mainframe with open source

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