Infotel Issues Guidelines for Steps to Implement DevOps Methods on the Mainframe in Latest Whitepaper

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Tampa-based Infotel Corp. releases whitepaper with 7 steps to successfully adopt the DevOps methodology on the mainframe for improved speed of software development.

Mainframes reside in the largest organizations in the world in application environments that are much larger and complex than their distributed counterparts. DevOps is coming to the mainframe, but it will be more difficult to implement and this paper helps outline some best practices for it.

Infotel, a leading global software vendor of data performance and optimization solutions on IBM for z/OS, today announced the release of a new whitepaper outlining the best practices for bringing DevOps to the mainframe environment. The whitepaper titled, “DevOps is Here, with Its Eyes on the Mainframe: 7 Steps to Ensure Your Organization is Ready for Software Development in 2020,” offers actionable guidelines to implement the DevOps method on the mainframe for faster, more accurate software deployment and improved agility between enterprise Business and IT departments.

The whitepaper comes on the heels of Insoft-Infotel’s recent presentation at IDUG Rotterdam 2019 with Db2 industry expert Craig S. Mullins. Mullins’ presentation focused on the role DevOps plays in large enterprises, creating greater efficiency for application development on Db2 and a few tips on navigating the current mainframe practitioner skills gap.

Why DevOps for the Mainframe?

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers working together in the entire software service lifecycle, from design to the development process, to production and support. The end result is maximized app development and deployment speed, reliable operating environments and application quality, and synchronization between enterprise Business and IT. The DevOps approached has thrived in distributed environments where app development projects are smaller and development teams are in relatively close proximity, but implementing DevOps methods in a large, enterprise mainframe environment has its challenges.

“Mainframes reside in the largest organizations in the world in application environments that are much larger and complex than their distributed counterparts," said Carlos Almeida, business analyst for Infotel Corp. USA. "DevOps is coming to the mainframe, but it will be more difficult to implement and this paper helps outline some best practices for it.”

Infotel’s whitepaper breaks down the fundamental changes needed for DevOps to work on the mainframe and provides IT professionals with insight on how to address the communication barrier between Business, Operations, and IT. Today, more than ever, development teams need to break down their inter-department silos and collaborate together to deliver high value resources for their company and thus their customers and profitability.

In this whitepaper, readers will learn:
1.    The history of DevOps
2.    DevOps' impact on application development speed
3.    7 steps to successfully implement DevOps into your mainframe environment
4.    How to bridge the communication gap between enterprise Business and IT for improved software development

To learn more about how to successfully implement DevOps methods into a mainframe environment, download the whitepaper here or visit http://www.infotelcorp.com.

About Infotel

Infotel Corp., based in Tampa, Florida, is a software vendor and IT consulting firm specializing in data performance and optimization solutions for the Mainframe z/OS platform. For more than 40 years, Infotel has delivered proven solutions to help clients improve their data management systems. For more information on Infotel Corp., please visit https://infotelcorp.com.

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