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How traditional systems are still agile after five decades

Containerisation is at the centre of your DevOps pipeline. It lets you deploy and test new applications in a structured and well-managed way. 

Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines supply robust microservices, especially within cloud environments. That's nothing new for small-scale systems. But what about having large scale traditional applications adopt these CD/CI approaches? 

If your environment includes a classic platform, you probably thought it couldn’t embrace continuous delivery. You may be worried that there are complications when cumbersome build steps and bespoke tooling choices support your business critical systems and applications 

"Dinosaurs" can't play, can they?

Let us show you how you can modernise them. You can take an application running on System z runtimes and deploy it within a modern CI/CD pipeline. Then bring this information back to your enterprise, and enable the rest of your organisation to work more cohesively.

Our demo takes the form of a traditional pong game - to prove that classics still have a future. It's a complete containerised approach for delivering COBOL business logic - represented by the ball. See a critical application change deployed into a new instance and tested for regressions within minutes - all fully automated. Unit tests, build steps, deploy and integrated testing, all at the click of a single button.

Customer Information Control System (CICS) started life an online transaction monitor to facilitate update to centralised customer records repositories. Now, 50 years later, CICS has evolved and innovated to stay current and vital to customer in all industries all over the world. Each and every day, CICS secures tens of billions of online transactions - and our development team continues to innovate.


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