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.
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.
Mainframe agility is paramount for any mainframe-centric enterprise in order to achieve true business agility and to get to the market faster. But how can it be done? Let’s take a look at some of the key DevOps mainframe tooling elements.
Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software strategy that enables organisations to deliver new features to users – as fast and efficiently as possible. The core idea of CD is to create a repeatable, reliable and incrementally improving process for taking software from concept to customer. The goal of CD is to enable a constant flow of changes into production via an automated software production line. The CD pipeline is what makes it all happen.
DevOps is becoming a key element of business transformation for enterprises, as the speed of their development and release processes are critical to business success. But committing to embarking on a DevOps journey is just the first step. While some companies have been able to successfully embrace the culture change which underlies DevOps, others have experienced growing pains – especially when it comes to handling database tensions.
9 February, 2017 – Sandhata Technologies has teamed up with XebiaLabs, a recognised leader in DevOps and Continuous Delivery software tools, to provide highly tailored products and support to financial institutions using DevOps to increase the quality, speed and value of their software delivery process.
The XebiaLabs top-ranked DevOps platform has been adopted for more efficient and safe Continuous Delivery and Application Release Automation (ARA) by major financial services organisations around the world, such as Lloyds, Rabobank and Société Générale. ARA has become essential for DevOps success, as more and more enterprises seek to improve the speed and quality of their software while reducing risk.
Meanwhile, Sandhata has a significant footprint in the financial services industry, developing highly tailored DevOps projects for some of the most severely regulated banks and financial institutions worldwide.
“Sandhata offers both expertise in managing complex DevOps implementations and impressive consultancy experience gained from working with financial organisations to meet their specific needs,” says Coert Baart, Senior Vice President EMEA/APAC for XebiaLabs. “We’re excited to partner with them to better serve the UK financial market in its ongoing DevOps transformation.”