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CA Brightside

Enterprise support for Zowe from a trusted mainframe partner


CA Brightside provides enterprise-class support for the Zowe open source framework

24x7 enterprise-class support

Quality and security tested

Simplified and streamlined installation

Secure plugins to leading mainframe development and management services

For Broadcom designated distributions of Zowe

What is Zowe™?

Zowe is an open source initiative within the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project (OMP). Founded by CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, IBM and Rocket Software, Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS.

Broadcom proudly contributed major components such as the Zowe CLI, Zowe API Mediation Layer and the Zowe Visual Studio Code extension to the open source community.

Hundreds of developers are dedicated to extending Zowe and building a community around open source on the mainframe.


How does Zowe with Brightside support benefit me?

DevOps Leaders

Bringing enterprise DevOps to the mainframe increases organizational productivity and simplifies measurement through standardization.

Enterprise Architects

Brightside allows an API-first strategy to extend to the mainframe, making it a more seamless technology platform.

Mainframe Teams

The mainframe becomes an exciting career option by building DevOps skills with modern tools while running big iron apps.

IT Executives

Brightside opens mainframe development to the large universe of devops professionals, helping to address the critical shortage of mainframe skills.


Bringing open source tools to the mainframe

Mainframe teams have, to date, been unable to benefit from the explosion of open source devops tools that their enterprise counterparts use to accelerate software delivery. With Zowe, mainframe teams leverage the same tools and modern practices that turbocharge software delivery.

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Range of tools


CA Brightside

24x7 enterprise-class technical support
   - Full Adoption lifecycle

Simplified & streamlined installation
   - Windows installer, Docker image

IP legal assurance

Open Source framework

  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • API Mediation Layer
  • App Framework (web UI)
  • z/OS Services

For Broadcom designated
distributions of Zowe

Quality & security tested
   - Distribution of Zowe

Early access to innovations
   - Secure Credential Store plugin
   - z/OS-Extended-Files, z/OS-Extended-Jobs plugins

Subscription pricing

Enterprise support from a trusted mainframe partner


Open source, enterprise grade.
CA Brightside frees teams to adopt the Zowe open source framework with confidence.

  • Support

  • Quality

  • Installation

  • Plugins


24x7 technical support

The assurance of award-winning customer service and deep technical expertise facilitate your adoption journey.  Our dedicated network of Zowe experts, many of whom built the Zowe tools and have spent careers on the mainframe, are ready to address your needs.


Premium security, quality and integrity

Comprehensive security and regression testing delivered as verified distributions of Zowe ensure the highest quality and security standards.


Worry-free, seamless upgrades

Whether self-guided or facilitated, Zowe installation and upgrades run with ease.


Plugins for DevOps and IT Ops

Assurance that Zowe core and Broadcom plug-ins work reliably release after release.

Brightside early access plugins:

  • Secure Credential Store Manager plugin
  • z/OS Extended Files plugin
  • z/OS Extended Jobs plugin

Broadcom product plugins:

  • CA Endevor Software Change Manager plugin
  • CA File Master Plus plugin
  • CA OPS/MVS Event Management and Automation plugin

Zowe core plugins:

  • IBM CICS plugin
  • IBM Db2 plugin

Get in touch with CA.