Our flagship product, the Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit for z/OS is used widely throughout the z/OS community. Our users have discovered that Co:Z offers them the essential tools they need to connect their z/OS platforms to other computing environments securely and reliably.
While Co:Z can be used in a number of different ways, the primary use cases are:
Co:Z SFTP is a port of OpenSSH SFTP for z/OS which adds support for z/OS datasets, catalogs, spool files, SMF, etc. This product is designed to work with secure SSH connections provided by z/OS OpenSSH (or IBM Ported Tools OpenSSH). The rich set of z/OS features in Co:Z SFTP are implemented in such a way as to be completely accessible from OpenSSH or standard-compliant SFTP products on other platforms.
Co:Z is perfectly positioned to allow our customers to relocate
traditional z/OS programs to servers running AIX, Linux, or Windows.
We refer to this model as z/OS Hybrid Batch processing*.
View a ten minute video: Introduction to z/OS Hybrid Batch Processing
The following are key principals of z/OS Hybrid Batch processing:
The Co:Z Launcher and Co:Z Dataset Pipes components are key to supporting z/OS Hybrid Batch. See the case studies below for examples illustrating this model in detail. See z/OS Hybrid Batch Processing Model for a more detailed description including an architectural diagram.
Co:Z Batch is an IBM z/OS batch utility program that allows Unix commands (including shell scripts) to be executed in a batch job step. Co:Z Dataset Pipes commands are easily integrated with Co:Z Batch jobs. Co:Z Batch can also be used to script a Co:Z SFTP client job that, for example, transfers a remote file to a z/OS dataset.
Browse Co:Z's capabilities by learning more about each of the Co:Z Toolkit components and add-ons (see links on the right), then download the product. No registration or installation keys are required.