Rocket Software Launches Rocket Support for Zowe to Modernize Mainframe Application Development

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–rocket softwarea global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest enterprises, today announced the launch of Rocket® Support for Zowe, a support offering for the open source framework Zowe® from the Open Mainframe Project for z/OS® and its multiple modern interfaces.1 Rocket Support for Zowe provides customers with 24/7 support for core Zowe components, enhanced security, and exclusive desktop applications.

Open source software accelerates the development and delivery of IBM Z® applications with modern tools that drive automation and integration to and from the mainframe.2 However, without development support, this can create security and compliance risks and can be difficult and time-consuming to maintain. Waiting for vulnerability fixes from the open source software community can expose an organization to a multitude of risks.

Rocket Support for Zowe reduces this risk by providing customers with 24/7 support for their security, compliance, and maintenance needs. Rocket Support for Zowe also provides exclusive virtual desktop applications such as Rocket USS Process Manager, which monitors all UNIX® system services, the host operating system for much of Zowe.I More exclusive desktop apps will continue to be available in the near and long term as Rocket Software continually improves Rocket support for Zowe.

Open source software is also key to providing the next generation of IT professionals – who may not be familiar with the mainframe – with familiar languages ​​and tools that allow them to easily manage the mainframe in the same way. that they work with other platforms. Rocket Support for Zowe offers unique synergies when used with Rocket® Open AppDev for Z, an open source DevOps solution providing services and support for over 20 open source languages ​​and tools including Git®, Python® , cURL, and Bash, which enable the mainframe as another valuable platform in a DevOps infrastructure.3

Rocket Support for Zowe will enable any developer to improve and accelerate the development and delivery of mainframe applications through secure and supported open source software innovation for z/OS.

“Rocket Software is a proud founding member of Zowe, which has been an open source software framework for z/OS, providing interoperability and scalability between products through the Open Mainframe Project.MT since 2018,” said Phil Buckellew, President, Infrastructure Modernization Unit, Rocket Software.4 “Rocket Support for Zowe will ease open source software challenges for Rocket customers and accelerate mainframe application development.”

“Mainframe modernization is quickly becoming the most critical component of the platform’s hybrid cloud evolution. The Open Mainframe Project, in particular Zowe, is a key part of this trend and represents a significant opportunity for mainframe customers looking to embrace open source and modernize,” said Steven Dickens, principal analyst at Futurum Research. “Rocket Software continues to play an important role in the evolution of open source on the mainframe, which I believe will grow in popularity in the market as mainframe customers seek to modernize their deployments. A Zowe deployment of Fully supported enterprise level is the goal of many customers, and Rocket provides it.

To learn more about Rocket support for Zowe, visit the product page. To learn more about the power of open source, visit the Rocket Software blog.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software partners with the top Fortune 1000 organizations to solve their toughest IT challenges across applications, data, and infrastructure. Rocket Software takes customers where they are on their modernization journey to where they want to be by designing innovative solutions that deliver next-generation experiences. More than 10 million IT and business professionals worldwide trust Rocket Software to deliver solutions that improve responsiveness to change and optimize workloads. Rocket Software enables organizations to modernize in-place with a hybrid cloud strategy to protect investments, reduce risk, and reduce time to value. Rocket Software is a privately held US company headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rocket Software is a Bain Capital Private Equity portfolio company. Follow Rocket Software on LinkedIn and Twitter.


1 “Zowe” is a registered trademark of the Linux Foundation. “z/OS” is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

2 “IBM Z” is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

3 “Python” is a registered trademark of the Python Software Foundation.

4 “Open Mainframe Project” is a registered trademark of Linux Foundation.

I “Git” is a registered trademark of Software Freedom Conservancy. “UNIX” is a trademark of Open Group.