Rocket Software Releases Commercial Terminal Emulator Solution for Zowe

Rocket Software has introduced Rocket BlueZone Web for Zowe. The commercial terminal emulator solution for Zowe, an initiative within the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project (OMP), provides terminal emulation for IBM Z servers from any browser-enabled device.

According to Rocket, terminal emulators, such as Rocket BlueZone, have long provided connectivity, speed, and ease of use between PCs and back-end systems such as IBM Z and IBM i. However, the breadth of features, usability, and customizability vary greatly. Until now, Rocket says, there was no terminal emulator available for the Zowe market, leaving users to leverage several applications and cumbersome workarounds.

Zowe is an open source project for the IBM z/OS operating system that delivers a modern browser-based GUI and services architecture to the IBM Z platform.

Rocket BlueZone Web for Zowe, a certified Zowe V1 App Framework application, provides a browser-based terminal emulator that lives within the Zowe desktop environment. It includes configuration options for macros and settings, enabling a familiar emulation environment. Current BlueZone users can expect a consistent experience both within the Zowe desktop and outside it, connecting to IBM Z servers, IBM i systems, and other host systems.

“With our support for Zowe, we can ensure that as our mainframe customers embrace open source, they can continue to benefit from the continuous innovation that has made BlueZone so efficient and beloved by users,” said Christopher Wey, President of the Rocket business unit that develops IBM i solutions and cross-platform utilities. “The release of Rocket BlueZone Web on Zowe is a major step forward for the future of the mainframe because it empowers large organizations to modernize the tools they need on powerful and flexible open source projects like Zowe,” said Milan Shetti, President, Z Systems, Business Unit at Rocket.

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