Last Updated Aug 06, 2019 — DevOps Expert

Mainframes run many of the world’s most critical applications. In fact, 80% of all corporate data originates or resides on mainframe computers. However, mainframe software releases typically come with unique challenges that require unique expertise, special release processes, and often separate release pipelines. Even if your application’s mainframe components are built and deployed outside of the larger release pipeline, its processes still need to be coordinated and orchestrated with the overall application release. 

To help teams integrate applications with mainframe dependencies into their release pipelines, we’re introducing the Compuware Topaz for Total Test integration, available in the upcoming 9.0 release of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform. With this integration, mainframe application updates are tested within the release pipeline, ensuring that the application testing occurs reliably with each and every release.

Testing Made Simple

By leveraging the Compuware Topaz for Total Test integration, teams can simplify the process of mainframe application test development and automate their unit, functional, and integration testing processes. Automated testing reduces the time spent manually writing, re-writing, and maintaining tests. Teams can also use the same tests and configurations across their Development, QA, and Production environments, ensuring consistency.

XebiaLabs’ release orchestration capabilities automate mainframe tests as part of the larger software delivery pipeline. With XebiaLabs and Topaz for Total Test, teams can build the continuous testing of every mainframe application into their Continuous Delivery process. By combining Topaz for Total Test with XebiaLabs’ existing Compuware ISPW integration, users can now orchestrate their entire end-to-end mainframe application release pipeline from Development through testing all the way to Production.

Chain of Custody for the Mainframe

By tapping into the power of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, Compuware users get an established chain of custody that provides evidence of all activity within the mainframe software delivery pipeline: what happened, when it happened, where it happened, and who made it happen. Plus, enforcement of mainframe application compliance and security requirements occurs automatically.

With XebiaLabs, there’s no reason for your teams to spend hours of time manually going through piles of data to prepare for an audit. Our DevOps platform makes this easy with 100% visibility of your entire mainframe DevOps toolchain.

Try the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform today to see how you can orchestrate and track your entire release pipeline for all of your mainframe applications in one place.

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