Compuware Acquires Mainframe Virtualization Technology

Compuware has acquired the assets of Standardware, Inc., including its COPE IMS virtualization software, a solution intended to reduce the time, cost and technical difficulty associated with the development and testing of IMS systems—helping enterprises to increase their digital business agility, while also aiding staff members with less mainframe experience in performing IMS-related DevOps tasks.

With this acquisition, Compuware said it now enables enterprises to rapidly deploy multiple virtual IMS environments to as many different active projects as they require. COPE is already integrated with Compuware’s Xpediter automated debugging solution.

Acquiring the COPE technology follows on the heels of multiple acquisitions, solution roll-outs and partnerships that Compuware has been executing. “COPE perfectly complements Compuware’s existing portfolio of mainframe Agile- and DevOps-enablement,” said Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley. “We will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure our customers can modernize and mainstream their mainframe development, testing and operations so that they can reap the competitive advantages of being both big and fast.”

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