Getting Started: Journey to Modernization with IBM Z

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 15 March 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459534
ISBN-13: 9780738459530
IBM Form #: REDP-5627-00
(72 pages)

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Authors: Makenzie Manna, Ravinder Akula, Matthew Cousens, Pabitra Mukhopadhyay, Anand Shukla

Application Modernization on IBM Z


Modernization of enterprise IT applications and infrastructure is key to the survival of organizations. It is no longer a matter of choice. The cost of missing out on business opportunities in an intensely competitive market can be enormous.

To aid in their success, organizations are facing increased encouragement to embrace change. They are pushed to think of new and innovative ways to counter, or offer, a response to threats that are posed by competitors who are equally as aggressive in adopting newer methods and technologies.

The term modernization often varies in meaning based on perspective. This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on the technological advancements that unlock computing environments that are hosted on IBM Z® to enable secure processing at the core of hybrid. This publication is intended for IT executives, IT managers, IT architects, System Programmers, and Application Developer professionals.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to modernization
Chapter 2. Modernization goals and approaches
Chapter 3. Modernization technologies on IBM Z
Chapter 4. Introduction to DevOps
Chapter 5. Modernization best practices
Chapter 6. Putting it all together

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