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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Mainframe testing: What’s the difference between PopUp Mainframe and physical mainframe?

 

The challenge of testing in the mainframe world

Modern development teams require agile, flexible environments to be able to deliver quick change reliably and enable business competitiveness. But the reality is that fixed, shared mainframe environments cause environment bottlenecks that hinder projects, slow time to market, and result in quality issues and spiralling costs.

The shortage of mainframe test environments is a big blocker to any project across the enterprise which relies on mainframe. Many projects involve a change only in the “front end” but depend on testing the “back end” (i.e. mainframe) even when it is not changing, and suffer from lack of mainframe test environments.

 

How does PopUp MainframeTM solve this problem?

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Sandhata selected as finalists in two categories at the European Software Testing Awards 2020!

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

Now in its seventh year the Deloitte European Software Testing Awards celebrate companies and individuals who have accomplished significant achievements in the software testing and quality assurance market.

 

Sandhata, in partnership with Vodafone UK, has been nominated as finalists at the European Software Testing Awards 2020 in 2 categories:

  • Best Overall Testing Project – Communication
  • Testing Team of the Year

 

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Our Latest Webinar: Reduce Cycle Time at Scale

Software applications have become an essential source of business value for large organisations. That’s why it’s so important for companies to find ways to continually improve their software and cycle time to deliver it to market as fast as possible. So how can organisations reduce cost and time to market while still offering quality and enabling developers to focus on innovation?

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Climbing steps

5 steps to rapid DevOps success

5 Steps to DevOps SuccessAre you wondering where to start your rapid DevOps journey – or how to progress an existing initiative? Do you need a better understanding of how the adoption process should run? Would you prefer to know what to expect from each phase?

In our Downloadable Quick Guide The 5 Steps to DevOps Success we share the key building blocks you need for a solid DevOps strategy, for Continuous Delivery and for moving from Continuous Delivery to Production Release Automation.

Download your copy HERE.

 

DevOps innovation tools

How we built a Live DevOps Innovation Platform

We recently announced the arrival of our Live DevOps Innovation Platform built in-house here at Sandhata. I wanted to share some of the tools we have used for it so far, as well as my personal experiences on this platform, as it has been very interesting and a big learning experience for me.

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DevOps Innovation Platform

Introducing the new Live DevOps Innovation Platform

In 2016 we started creating a live DevOps innovation platform internally in Sandhata. We have been working hard, with the goal of creating a platform which incorporates DevOps principles and practices across the whole delivery lifecycle. We want this platform to demonstrate various aspects of the delivery lifecycle, and expose the inner workings – so that the platform can be used to help others get a headstart on their continuous delivery journey and also plan their DevOps strategy based on our working example.

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