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Self provision z/OS development and test environments with Wazi Sandbox

By Min Huang posted Thu July 22, 2021 06:04 AM

  

Have you ever suffered from insufficient mainframe development and test LPAR availability that leads to defects and missed schedules? Do you need a flexible mainframe environment for agile experimentation and prototyping? Do you want a virtual z/OS® environment for employee education? Then, read on to find out how Wazi Sandbox can help you solve the challenges by enabling you to develop and test z/OS applications on x86 hardware.

Wazi Sandbox, a component of Wazi Developer, empowers you to self provision z/OS instances to OpenShift® for development and test from out-of-box Extended ADCD or custom images.

What's more, you can now use ZD&T EE web UI or REST APIs to ease the process of provisioning and managing your z/OS instances on OpenShift. With ZD&T EE, you can also create a custom image that contains the z/OS core system and your own z/OS subsystems and applications, then provision z/OS instances from the created image.

For optimal performance, you can mix and match the capabilities of Sandbox and ZD&T EE. The following 6 typical use cases are provided for your reference.
Wazi Sanbox use cases

  • Use case 1: Copy the out-of-box Extended ADCD from SFTP to OpenShift, and provision instances on OpenShift.
  • Use case 2: Copy the out-of-box Extended ADCD from SFTP to OpenShift as a source cloud-ready image, and clone or copy it for instances provisioning on OpenShift.
  • Use case 3: Copy the out-of-box Extended ADCD from SFTP to OpenShift as a source cloud-ready image, and provision instances with ZD&T EE.
  • Use case 4: On ZD&T EE, create a custom image and provision instances.
  • Use case 5: On ZD&T EE, create a custom image, convert it to a cloud-ready image, and provision instances.
  • Use case 6: On ZD&T EE, create a custom image, and convert it to a cloud-ready image. On OpenShift, provision instances.

Want to perform shift left testing on high fidelity z/OS development and test environment and achieve better quality and quicker delivery? Check out Wazi Sandbox and ZD&T.

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