One of our key focus areas is modernization of mainframe assets. Specifically, we are focussing on enabling RESTful API access to mainframe data and green screen applications. Take a look at our overview presentation, “A new approach for modernizing and reusing mainframe assets”, and let us know your thoughts.
As part of this effort, we are taking advantage of the Continuous Delivery approach to incrementally deliver new functionality to you each quarter. Specifically, for File Manager for z/OS® product, we delivered two sets of significant enhancements in 1st half of this year. Please look at videos which provides a nice overview of its capabilities
Along with the product enhancements to enable generic and specific data access, the base product is enhanced to provide better overall experience (usage via APIs as well as usage of File Manager product interactively and batch). Specifically, we added support for better handling complex REDEFINE structures. You can read about this in this blog.
These enhancements are driven by your requirements. Looking ahead in the future, we have a plan to deliver additional enhancements over next several quarters. We will continue to report our progress here, however we would equally appreciate your feedback. Talk to us and let’s continue our Innovation journey.
Senior product Manager
Kenichi Yoshimura is Senior Product Manager at HCL Technologies. Responsible for driving strategy for HCL Z Innovation Offerings (ZIO) and IBM Z Systems Software products under IP partnership arrangement between HCL and IBM.