ARMONK, N.Y. Feb. 11, 2011 IBM
Software development teams continue to be challenged by escalating IT administration costs, security access control issues, and working with multiple systems in the data center. According to a recent IBM study, the single application development environment can yield up to a 20 percent gain in productivity while protecting legacy investments and progressively managing and integrating new system advancements.
With new software support for the IBM zEnterprise System, IBM clients in financial services, government, telecommunications and any industry operating core business processes on a mainframe, can experience a truly integrated hardware and software delivery platform. This platform can now span the entire enterprise, supporting zEnterprise mainframe and select IBM Power7 and workload optimized systems, as well as the IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, yielding a tightly configured, integrated data center environment. Later this year, IBM will deliver support for select System x servers. Applications created in Java, for example, can be deployed in an AIX environment without changing code or server specifications. Organizations no longer have to maintain duplicate environments for application development across various platforms, and now have the flexibility to move workloads around without having to worry about moving development teams and infrastructure.
Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management
A company needs to focus on the flow of people, process and artifacts across the development disciplines. It’s entirely possible to have analysts who expertly manage requirements, developers who develop excellent code, and testers who find defects, and still fail at the project overall if these activities are disconnected from each other, or disconnected from the business.
The new IBM solutions include the Rational Developer for System z Family and the Rational Asset Analyzer Family. These software development offerings bring higher productivity through modern integrated development and test environments for mainframe development and zEnterprise support. Additionally, the new Rational Business Developer simplifies innovation by enabling application development on multiple mainframe platforms with EGL, an open business application development language. New capabilities for Rational Team Concert help bring together development organizations by providing a common solution for planning, reporting, change and configuration management.
The new IBM solutions for zEnterprise will help enterprise clients:
- Increase organizational agility
- Reduce development complexity and cost
- Minimize project risk –
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The project also delivered efficient self-service for the bank’s customers, allowing them the ease and convenience of banking online, and allowed Trustmark to retain its investment in reliable, business-tested, existing applications.
Mary Rose Greenough
IBM Media Relations