Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CICS Transaction Server V5.1 Open Beta

Yesterday, IBM announced its new CICS TS generation 'IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1 open beta introduces cloud-style applications and cloud-style infrastructure (ZP12-0216)'.
The announcement is summarized as follows :
"CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 open beta introduces cloud-style CICS development, deployment, and operations, by delivering:
The combination of these two sets of capability areas will greatly simplify the assembly, deployment, and lifecycle management of CICS applications, delivering many of the characteristics found in private-cloud computing systems. CICS TS V5.1 open beta gives you the opportunity to explore the concept of a cloud-style CICS deployment in your own environment."
Date of availability is June 13, 2012. From that day onwards you will be able to download CICS TS 5.1 by visiting :

If you want to have more information on this announcement and some related announcements on CICS Explorer, CICS Configuration Manager plug-in, CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in, WebSphere eXtended Transaction Runtime and IBM Rational Development and Test Environment for System z, then do take a look over here at the Cics Portfolio eNewsletter. It really provides you with lots of additional information.

Oh, by the way, a tweet from IBM_CICS brought me to this page where you can find all Announcement Letters for CICS Products' brought together.

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