IBM Boosts DevOps Capabilities with Updated Analytics Tools
March 29, 2021
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Youpal Guest Writer
by Youpal Guest Writer

Technology major IBM has released a series of new and updated capabilities to help developers deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline.

The new version of IBM Wazi Analyze will help bring IBM Z (IBMs Z architecture workspaces) into the DevOps pipeline that will unlock enterprise-wide agile delivery processes and standards for non-Z developers, the company said in a statement.

The new updates will be generally available for developers from March 19. There are two new primarily capabilities that will come with the new updates.

Firstly, IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) for IBM Z V6
will allow developers to accelerate application development and modernization. This is achieved by offering granular insight into their business-critical application estate. Developers can get updated analysis immediately after the code change is made. ADDI v6 comes with the power of improving the assembler support by helping developers analyse the multi-level of dynamic assembler macro calls, the statement added. The release also includes a new set of APIs which can enable integration between the analysis and CI/CD pipeline.

The second is its new analyse capability in IBM Wazi Developer V1.2, a subset of ADDI that can assist developers to discover and analyse the relationships between components of their z/OS applications and understand the impact of a potential change. Wazi Analyze runs in a containerised environment to give developers the flexibility to run it in any environment.

“We look forward to using the new IBM Wazi Analyze web user interface as part of IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence. With these new capabilities, our developers will gain deeper access to z/OS application analysis – a critical component to enhance productivity when maintaining and developing code in a hybrid cloud environment,” said Armin Kramer, software engineer at DATEV eG, was quoted as saying in the statement.

Additionally, IBM announced that it has completed a licensing agreement with ITP Software Systeme GmbH, Munich to enhance DevOps for IBM Z Hybrid Cloud capabilities. This includes IBM’s offerings IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) for IBM Z V6 and IBM Wazi Developer V1.2. The Armonk, New York based company expects this new partnership to offer a strong foundation for its clients’ application modernization and cloud transformation initiatives.

As part of the agreement, IBM plans to introduce advanced application analysis on IBM Z and Red Hat OpenShift. It also expects to have the capability to provide on-demand project level analysis as part of a modern DevOps pipeline when and where developers need it.

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