Webinar: Delivering Secured Mainframe Environments On-Demand

 
Attend live on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 11am BST | 12pm CEST.

 
Join us for this live webinar where our very own Gary Thornhill, along with Gary Hallam of Delphix, will outline and demonstrate how to provision fully data-compliant mainframe environments on demand through self-service, running on-prem or in the cloud, across dev and test.

 

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Supporting the next generation of IT professionals

At Sandhata, we know how important it is to provide opportunities support for students and college graduates and support them to upskill. We have an active graduate intake programme, and aim to provide our graduate joiners with wide exposure to different industries, different technologies and challenges, to kick-start their careers.

This year we have taken on 4 intern students to work on a new mobile app for our employees. They themselves came up with the mobile app idea based on the existing web app.

 

The Internship Project

The scope of the project was to design, build, and deliver a mobile app for Sandhata employees to record their timesheets. We wanted to overhaul the process for timesheet management and take advantage of new technologies available to create a high quality, simple to use service.

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What a difference a dashboard makes

Here at Sandhata the drive to experiment, learn, innovate, and solve problems cuts through everything we do. This is what we spend a large percentage of our time doing as consultants at Sandhata. It is an integral part of the Sandhata culture.

 

Our DevOps Innovation Platform is just one of the ways we do this. It gives our consultants opportunities to experiment and innovate with the latest technologies, keeping them at the top of their game, and helps to maintain Sandhata’s place at the forefront of the industry.

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Effective team members achieve a state of flow

You are a developer, working on a tricky problem, but you can’t seem to get into the right mindset to solve it. You keep getting distracted by meetings / instant messages / emails, and when you come back to it, the ideas you had have gone out of your head and you spend 10 minutes (or longer) remembering where you got to before you can make any progress!

We have all been there. It is a common and frustrating problem.

But there is hope!

 

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How to Choose a Message-Oriented Middleware platform

 

The next generation of message-oriented middleware platforms have arrived, enabling distributed messaging in multi-cloud. But which platform is the right one for your business needs?

 

Do you want to harness the power of a next-generation middleware messaging system, but not sure which one is right for you? With so many solutions on the market, and new systems being released often, it can be a minefield of choice.

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Winners – Tech Ascension Awards 2020

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have won the “Best DevOps Automation Solution” category at the Tech Ascension Awards 2020!

The Tech Ascension Awards recognise the very best innovations in b2c and b2b technology. The Tech Ascension awards judge applicants based on technology innovation and uniqueness, market research (analyst reports, media coverage, customer case studies), hard performance stats, and competitive differentiators.

Sandhata, in partnership with Vodafone UK, has been recognised for their innovative TIL Transformation Project, delivered by the Vodafone UK Integration Domain, Vodafone VOIS India, and Sandhata.

 

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Need a dedicated mainframe environment? Look no further than PopUp Mainframe

For distributed applications, it is now routine and often expected that a dedicated environment can be spun up anytime one is required. This is in line with the agile and DevOps ways of working which are becoming ubiquitous in the distributed world. However, this has not commonly been the case for mainframe (and certainly is not widely implemented yet).

 

Non-prod mainframe environments are hard to get hold of!

 

Usually, mainframe test environments run on dedicated LPARs with typically fixed MIPS allocation. As these test environments are “sharing” the mainframe resources with prod environments, there is a strict quota with tight restrictions on usage. The total mainframe capacity (including test capacity) cannot be extended without purchasing more resources at great cost.

 

This lack of mainframe test environments necessitates tight scheduling and control so the environments can be shared. Many organisations have a mainframe-skilled environment management team for this purpose, and in many cases, inefficient processes governing mainframe test environment setup and requests.

 

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DevOps Hackathon – New solutions to old problems

 

One of our most experienced employees, Suresh Kotha, was part of the winning team in a recent Hackathon held at one of our clients, NatWest Group.

 

The team of 6, the “Infra Hackers”, competed against more than 20 other teams to build a working prototype using DevOps principles tasked with addressing a business challenge or introducing a new innovative way of working.

 

Their solution, an end to end release automation tool, integrated with the key tools used across the NatWest Group to deliver an end-to-end change governance solution. It was built in 2 weeks and there were multiple rounds of judging from senior roles in the organisation including Head of IT.

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Winners – DevOps Industry Awards 2020

 

We are very proud that, in partnership with Vodafone UK, our DevOps project has won the “Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector” category at the DevOps Industry Awards 2020.

 

The DevOps Industry Awards celebrate the companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements when incorporating and adopting DevOps practices. The awards are judged by an independent panel of judges from some of the world’s biggest organisations.

 

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Finalists – DevOps Industry Awards 2020

 
The finalist nominations for the DevOps Industry Awards 2020 are out, and we are thrilled to be included.

 

Sandhata Technologies, in partnership with Vodafone UK, are very proud to have been announced as finalists in 2 categories at the DevOps Industry Awards 2020.

The DevOps Industry Awards celebrate the companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements when incorporating and adopting DevOps practices. The awards are judged by an independent panel of judges from some of the world’s biggest organisations.

Sandhata, in partnership with Vodafone UK, has been nominated as finalists at the DevOps Industry Awards 2020 in 2 categories:

  • Best Overall DevOps Project – Communication Sector
  • DevOps Team of the Year
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