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IBM zTech University – London

May 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The London z Systems Tech University is the largest IBM solutions focused conference in EMEA, covering over 300 expert technical sessions on all areas of z Systems hardware, software and storage systems. The agenda includes technical lecture sessions, demos, client case studies, best practices and hands-on labs.

Compuware is sponsoring zTech University and is hosting important sessions on DevOps and IMS you don’t want to miss:

  • New environment for IMS testing needed?
    Wednesday, May 16 | 13:45 – 14:45 | Session z101905 | Speaker: Thomas Esser, Solution Consultant
    You are on the move to continuous delivery? You need to change your legacy application to modernize them? Creating and maintaining multiple IMS development and test systems can be a slow, expensive and technically daunting task. In today’s rapidly changing business conditions, companies are struggling to provide new IMS development environments for new initiatives in a timely manner. COPE virtualizes IMS systems, enabling new development images of IMS to be available practically on demand, significantly reducing the time, costs and technical difficulties associated with creating completely new IMS subsystems.
  • Integrating Mainframe development into existing DevOps Toolchains
    Wednesday, May 16 | 13:45 – 14:45 | Session g102128 |Speaker: Ralph Nuesse, EMEA Technical Specialist

    The need to react swiftly to the constant changes of the Digital Age has impacted the AppDev pipeline of your mainframe development teams, forcing you to be agile and deliver faster. To align with the DevOps practices of the distributed teams you may have already adopted a GUI based IDE. But time is ticking: what else can you do achieve results today?  In this session Compuware’s EMEA Technical Specialist, Ralph Nuesse, will peek over the fence into the realm of leading distributed DevOps tools.
  • Take batch controls back into the data-center to automate and manage them.
    Wednesday, May 16 | 08:00 – 08:50 | Session g102629 | Speaker: Thomas Esser, Solution Consultant
    Delays are part of our daily lives. We wait in line at the grocery store, at the drive-through, and on the road in our cars. While it may not seem like it, delays are a fact of life in your mainframe as well. As amazing fast as these machines are, there are inevitable some measurable delays in application response times and throughput. The question is: should you care about these delays? We will show you why the answer is for sure YES!. Performance analysis is about identifying distribution of response times and dealing with each component. In this presentation, we will explain the meaning of some of the most useful components and provide practical recommendations on how to improve application performance.
  • Mainframe DevOps – What can we learn of the Merchant of Venice?
    Thursday, May 17 | 16:00-17:30 | Poster Session | 
    Presenter: Compuware’s team
    In Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Antonio has to bring in his ship in order to pay back his loan. We recently used this analogy at a customer event to discuss how enterprise teams can bring new technology to market faster. We asked our customers: what is the wind in your sails, what are your anchors and what needs to be done to lift the anchor and sail to the safe harbor to ‘pay back’ and bring new technology to market faster? In this poster session we will share their responses and give our audience valuable insights into the challenges of implementing Mainframe DevOps culture, processes and tools.

Don’t forget to  stop by our booth in the exhibition area  to learn how we can help you modernize your mainframe environment with easy to use solutions that enable Agile and DevOps practices on your mainframe platform, and solve your toughest mainframe challenges.

We look forward to seeing you there!

In the meantime you might also find our blog posts/white papers on mainframe agility and DevOps worthwhile:



May 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Hammersmith International Ctre, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith W6 8DR,
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