z/OS Container Basics: Deploy Applications With Ease

Building upon our previous look at z/OS Container Extensions (zCX), we spoke with Kershaw Mehta, chief architect at IBM, about the potential capabilities of containers for organizations, including those moving to the cloud. In the "Introducing z/OS Containers" session at SHARE Virtual 2020, Mehta and James Lund, chief systems engineer at Texas A&M University, indicated that z/OS containers, once made generally available, will enable new and existing applications and middleware runtimes to be packaged and run in a new Cloud Native approach. Application developers, they say, can use containers to run applications more securely, while achieving scalability.

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