Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM Z (yes, mainframe!)
Recently we released a new version of Docker Enterprise Edition featuring expansion of the multi-architecture capabilities from Linux to Windows Server and now the IBM Z mainframe platform. Enterprise IT architecture is complex and diverse and include workloads across different server hardware types and operating systems.
Docker and IBM have partnered together to deliver the support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for IBM Z (x390x) systems as certified infrastructure for Docker Enterprise Edition. This first release features support for the the IBM Z product family.
Why bring Docker containers and mainframe systems together? Enterprises across industries like financial services, government, manufacturing and more use mainframe systems for many high throughput applications. Many organizations recognize that these applications are at the core of their systems but rewriting and refactoring them for a different platform is expensive and time-consuming. By wrapping them in a container, organizations can make these applications easier to maintain and update while bringing them into the same software supply chain as other x86 applications
Read the entire article here, Docker Enterprise Edition for Linux on IBM Z (yes, mainframe!)
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