ITC’s Rational® Enhanced Development
Device (ReDD™) is a complete, ready-to-use mainframe application
development appliance for Rational Software clients. ReDD incorporates the
Rational Developer for System z® (RDz) with state-of-the-art Intel® IBM®
or Lenovo® 64 bit systems to work seamlessly with IBM System z® software.
RDz provides a single development environment for modern System z
application developers. It utilizes the IBM Rational Developer for System
z Unit Test (RDz-UT) feature, which is based on the IBM System z Personal
Development Tool (zPDT™). The Unit Test environment is designed to enable
a virtual System z architecture environment that allows mainframe
operating systems, middleware, and software to run unaltered on Intel and
Initially users had to install and configure RDz and the RDz-UT on two
separate platforms. ReDD takes the guesswork from your clients by
providing a solution that is ready-to-go once it’s unpacked. ReDD combines
both elements into one system; no time is spent configuring or
troubleshooting. Minimal System z programming is required. The result is a
low-cost, fully-capable mainframe computing system for application
development or demonstration purposes.
System ReDD is comprised of an Intel® based platform, the ITC ReDD
Software Image™ (Linux® OS, zPDT™ code, IBM System z/OS® and products),
and the ITC ReDD Backup/Restore application. System ReDD comes in three
- Enables the single developer to use the
development system anywhere, providing mobility as required.
Lenovo laptop with 16GB of memory and a
500Gb hard drive.
- Enables a small development team with
greater processing capacity, more memory (greater than 16GB) and RAID-5
- IBM server with a 2.5GHz Six-Core
processor, 24GB memory and 1.0TB RAID 5 disk space.
- Configured for larger development team
requirements, ReDD Enterprise™ is deployed on a more robust IBM System x®
server providing faster processing, larger memory sizes and faster disk
I/O, as well as providing for zIIP or zAAP processing engines options.
- IBM server with a 3.3GHz Six-Core
processor, 44GB memory and 1.8TB RAID 5 disk space.