Critical Infrastructure Security , DevSecOps , Leadership & Executive Communication

Mainframe DevOps: What Modernization Means

Eric Odell and Paul Allard of BMC Software on a Successful Modernization Strategy
Eric Odell, director of solutions marketing, AppDev & DevOps, BMC; Paul Allard, software development manager, BMC

"Mainframe" and "modernization" are not often used in the same sentence. But Eric Odell and Paul Allard of BMC Software share a mainframe DevOps strategy that can result in cost savings, automation efficiencies and reduced risk of mainframe defects.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Odell and Allard discuss:

  • What modernizing mainframe DevOps entails;
  • What's at risk if enterprises fail to modernize;
  • Achievable benefits from embracing a modernization strategy.

Odell joined BMC Software as director of solutions marketing in 2020. He is a seasoned product marketing leader with 20 years of experience building product messaging and positioning for numerous SaaS-based solutions.

Allard, software development manager at BMC, has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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