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Serena Software Delivers Modern Development Environment for the Mainframe

  • Company Rolls Out ChangeMan ZMF Client Pack, Including ChangeMan ZDD and ChangeMan ZMF for Eclipse
  • Support Java, HFS and Eclipse
  • New Technology Underscores Serena’s Dedication and Continued Support of Mainframes

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Jan 31, 2011 - Serena Software, the leader in orchestrated application development, IT and business processes, today announced that ChangeMan ZMF, Serena’s premier mainframe application development technology, now supports Java, HFS, and Eclipse. The ChangeMan ZMF Client Pack lets mainframe customers take advantage of powerful application deployment capabilities that reduce downtime, costs and risks typically associated with release management. This announcement demonstrates how Serena continues to develop and enhance its solutions to help legacy customers take advantage of the most up-to-date technology available and provide unmatched mainframe release management.

The sheer scale and complexity of enterprise applications on the mainframe require robust build management and software deployment capabilities across the entire enterprise. Moreover, enterprise applications in industries such as banking, financial services and insurance are highly regulated, with specific compliance requirements for software change control. Serena ChangeMan ZMF has always satisfied these requirements for enterprise software repositories.

Available for customers today, the ChangeMan ZMF Client Pack includes ChangeMan ZDD and ChangeMan ZMF for Eclipse. Specific benefits include:

  • Support for legacy and contemporary languages
    • Support for native Eclipse Workbench as well as the IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz) software;
    • Full integration with version control, build management, release and deploy capabilities of ChangeMan ZMF;
    • Single workbench access point to multiple ChangeMan ZMF sites simplifying concurrent and parallel development;
    • Single Perspective and Serena Explorer view for both ChangeMan ZMF and Dimensions CM;
    • Simple navigation and management of mainframe software assets.
  • Efficient and secure development of mainframe applications on the desktop
    • Build desktop-developed mainframe applications securely and seamlessly;
    • Reduce mainframe resource usage;
    • Improve quality by extending mainframe Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) to the desktop;
    • Protect against lost code and overlays by eliminating mass file transfers.

Supporting Quote

“Our mainframe expertise goes back 30 years—no other company in business today understands the needs of mainframe customers better than Serena,” said David Hurwitz, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Serena Software. “We lead because we continue to align with our customers and enhance our product in a way that addresses their changing needs and takes advantage of current technologies and initiatives in the way of compliance and regulation. The enhancements we’ve announced today provide all the features necessary for modern mainframe application development, and greatly increases the value of our customers’ investment in ChangeMan ZMF.”

 

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Serena Software orchestrates application development, IT and business processes for the Global 2000. Serena’s unique approach to ALM and Process Management delivers solutions that power confidence and process improvement for 15,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Serena serves enterprise customers from 29 offices in 14 countries. Serena is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Partners, the leader in private investments in technology-enabled industries. For more information on Serena, visit http://www.serena.com.

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Cathy Wright
Kulesa Faul for Serena Software
cathy@kulesafaul.com