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IBM Cloud Provisioning and
Management for z/OS

Rapidly provision z/OS software subsystems and simplify configuration and deployment of z/OS components.

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Use z/OS to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS is a set of enhancements to IBM z/OS cloud capabilities. It exploits the ability of z/OS software subsystems in cloud environments. IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS enables you to create service templates and track provisioned instances, allows users to access resources through a self-service portal, and more. These enhancements can simplify configuration and deployment of z/OS components, accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, and help transform your IT infrastructure.

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What's new

    The following enhancements are available with PTFs UI55996, UI55973 (z/OS V2R3) and PTFs UI56001, UI55978 (z/OS V2R2)

  • Simplified security setup: Middleware system programmers such as CICS administrators and Db2 administrators can now create and test software service templates independently -- there is no need for z/OS system programmers or security administrators to perform additional setup.
  • Swagger support: Cloud architects can easily consume cloud provisioning REST APIs which are now documented to the Swagger specification (now OpenAPI Specification).
  • Sharing of provisioned instances: Middleware instances provisioned by a user in a specific tenant group can be shared with other users in the same tenant group. These users can view and perform actions against the shared instances.
  • Workflow Editor enhancements: Workflow authors can now reference JCL, shell scripts or REXX execs in data sets when authoring workflows using Workflow Editor.
  • Comprehensive content collection (c3): A new collection in Knowledge Center provides all the information about IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS in one place. See this page.
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Provision to the cloud fast

Use automated, repeatable processes to quickly provision z/OS software subsystems to the cloud and release resources to a shared pool when z/OS software subsystem instances are de-provisioned.

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Empower users and free up resources

Provide end users with direct access to z/OS computing resources through your existing self-service portal or through an IBM sample portal - and free up administrators and programmers.

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Maintain administrative control

Allow administrators to maintain complete control over resources and z/OS software subsystem instances.

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Choose your interface

Invoke functions through a web browser-based user interface or through programmable REST interfaces.

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Control cloud security

Configure cloud security resources manually-as an alternative to automatic configuration-to align with your installation security requirements.

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No additional costs

There is no additional cost. Gather your team and get started with configuring environment for automated and self-service provisioning of z/OS software.

Try it first

Trial environments that are pre-configured, and ready for use with short, easy-to-follow walkthroughs. This trial will teach you how to:

  • Provision and deprovision a CICS region by using a cloud provisioning marketplace.
  • Create a CICS region service and publish it to facilitate self-service provisioning.
  • Provision and deprovision an MQ queue by using a cloud provisioning marketplace.
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