Empowering z/OS businesses to deliver changes faster, cheaper, and better with on-demand environments for Dev and Test
Mainframe Modernisation in Hyperdrive
Provision z/OS Environments with APIs
Use automation pipelines to provision and scale z/OS “Gold Copy” environments instantly
Data Compliance & Data Masking
Fully data-compliant z/OS environments with state-of-the-art data masking
Dedicated z/OS Environments
Create isolated environments for development, use with desktop IDE, testing, R&D, training & more!
Reduce Hardware Costs
z/OS test environments run on x86 commodity hardware and in the cloud
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership
Turn off z/OS test environments when not needed, reducing energy usage and CO2 emissions
MAINFRAME WITHOUT LIMITS
PopUp Mainframe delivers Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution with IBM’s zD&T mainframe emulator pre-installed, preconfigured and ready for work on any enterprise hardware you choose.
2. USE CASES
PopUp Mainframe enables the instant rollout of a mainframe for testing, development, R&D, software evaluation or training – integrated seamlessly with your IT estate.
PopUp Mainframe enables organisations to include mainframe in their cloud strategy. It removes the need for siloed mainframe skills, making mainframe environment self-service a reality.
Which software runs on PopUp?
PopUp supports z/OS 2.4 and 2.5, TSO/ISPF, DB2, CICS, IMS, MQ and ANY 3rd party z/OS software.
It is a fully provisioned z/OS and runs real z/OS code.
How quickly can you setup a PopUp?
Can I connect PopUp to a physical mainframe?
What can I do on PopUp?
Anything that you might already do on a z/OS – testing and development, R&D, third party software evaluation, training for testers and developers.
What can I NOT do on PopUp?
Volume testing or live production work is not allowed, as the zD&T license forbids it. Performance testing is not allowed, and the disk is different between a physical z/OS and the PopUp so would give different results.
Certain kinds of encryption are not available in PopUp.
What is the difference between PopUp and ZD&T?
How many PopUps can I have?
How do I maintain my PopUp?
Do I need to have z/OS or green screen skills in order to use a PopUp?
No! In fact PopUp enables developers with absolutely no z/OS experience to connect with, configure and develop z/OS systems with zero risk to the physical z/OS. See this blog for more information.
Why PopUp Mainframe?
COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the need for organisations to digitally transform and to find ways to save time and money. Until now, mainframes have been hugely expensive to upgrade or change with niche skills required to manipulate managed environments.
This has led us to develop PopUp Mainframe, harnessing the power of IBM’s zD&T mainframe emulator to enable you to spin up as many mainframe environments as you need, cheaply and quickly. Development teams or individuals can now have their own mainframe to boost project performance to a new level.
PopUp Mainframe should be used only for development, testing, employee education, or demonstration of Licensee’s applications that run on z/OS. It cannot be used for production workloads of any kind, including without limitation, production module builds, pre-production testing, stress testing, or performance testing. Additionally, PopUp Mainframe is not authorized to be used for code refactoring or re-engineering with the intention to re-platform existing z/OS based applications, for processing production workloads, simulating production workloads or testing scalability of any code, application, or system. For additional information, please refer to IBM ZD&T License Information.