DevOps has been the buzzword of choice, promising better, faster and more reliable software development on principles based on Agile.

In this issue, we take an independent look at DevOps from a mainframe point of view. In our first management article, we look at some of the mainframe-specific problems faced when considering DevOps, and discuss if DevOps is feasable on the mainframe.

In our second management article we follow on from this, and show how DevOps could benefit mainframe application development with a hypothetical..

Finally, in our opinion article, we argue that although many DevOps tools available are useful, most mainframe sites have the tools they need to get DevOps benefits.

We hope you enjoy this issue.