Gary Thornhill

Press Release: DevOps for Mainframe – Act Before It’s Too Late

Act before it’s too late!

Mainframe systems are incumbent in nearly all large financial institutions and incredibly powerful at processing high volume transactions. Mainframe is here to stay, but it is in desperate need of modernising.

DevOps has been seen by some as not suited to the mainframe. However, recent legislation and fast-growing competition are forcing large financials to keep pace or lose out. Mainframe modernisation is urgently needed to remain competitive in this market.

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ODC opening event

ODC Opening Ceremony (with pictures)

ODC opening ceremony, with pictures! Our brand new dedicated RBS ODC is now open in Chennai (India). This ODC enables us to provide better value to RBS as we are now optimally placed to provide them with the same top-quality service as an extension of their team, while we bear the office overhead cost. This high-spec facility enables us to deliver top quality projects at a lower cost and gives us capability to scale up and down in line with our client requirements.

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Sandhata opens office in Chennai

Our new RBS ODC in Chennai, India

Sandhata’s brand new dedicated RBS Offshore Delivery Centre (ODC) opens this week in Chennai, India. The new office is located on the same business park as RBS, enabling us to build on the already close working relationships between the RBS and Sandhata team members and fostering closer collaboration on complex DevOps projects.

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DevOps In Regulated Industries

Does DevOps Work in Highly Regulated Industries?

DevOps is best suited to digital start-ups with minimal regulation and few restrictions, right?

Initially the DevOps movement stemmed from the agile, innovative, born-on-the-web companies who were able to change their way of working quickly. However, the principles and practices are completely transferrable to all organisation types. This includes those at the other end of the spectrum – where processes are very tightly controlled and regulation dictates a significant part of the business investment.

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Is DevOps right for organisation

Is DevOps right for your organisation now?

There are many articles about what needs to be done to adopt DevOps successfully, but in this blog we’re going to focus on organisational readiness. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the key organisational factors and considerations which help to determine whether a DevOps initiative is really needed for your business – and whether it is likely to be successful in your organisation at the current time.

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Sandhata Forms Partnership with XebiaLabs

Sandhata in partnership with XebiaLabs9 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.”

Sandhata’s consultancy focuses strongly on an advisory approach to DevOps, guiding organisations in managing their technical, managerial and cultural shift. By introducing innovative and advanced DevOps tools and systems to financial services customers, Sandhata enables them to maximise their benefits. In partnering with XebiaLabs, Sandhata will be selling, implementing and supporting XebiaLabs’ Continuous Delivery products in the UK.

“XebiaLabs are constantly innovating and enhancing their tools, which means we get to work with some of the most cutting-edge technology on the market today,” says Gary Thornhill, General Manager at Sandhata. “By introducing our clients to the XebiaLabs DevOps platform for Continuous Delivery, we’ll help them get the ultimate value from their DevOps investment. With the right automation tools in place, they can meet the demand for faster, lower-risk software deployment and see tangible results quicker.”

About Xebialabs
XebiaLabs develops enterprise-scale Continuous Delivery and DevOps software, providing companies with the visibility, automation and control they need to deliver software faster and with less risk. Global market leaders rely on XebiaLabs to meet the increasing demand for accelerated and more reliable software releases.

In 2016, top industry analysts recognised XebiaLabs as a front runner in the Continuous Delivery/ARA space. Gartner, Inc. placed XebiaLabs in the “Leaders” quadrant in its “Magic Quadrant for Application Release Automation,” while Forrester ranked the company highest in the Strategy category in its “Forrester Wave™: Application Release Automation, Q3 2016” report. Learn more on the XebiaLabs website.

About Sandhata
Sandhata is a global technology integrator, specialising in all aspects of DevOps. With a team of highly skilled professionals, they deliver Advisory, Management and Technology consulting innovation for clients in some of the most demanding, regulated industries.
With a genuine dedication to helping their clients navigate the IT landscape and introducing technology that will support their strategic goals, Sandhata is able to modernise every aspect of service delivery and offer guidance through the challenges of making the right strategic decisions.

Sandhata also supports clients in managing the many aspects of change that come with transforming IT infrastructure or operations. Through working closely with many of the world’s most forward-thinking organisations in Finance and Banking, Telecommunications and Retail, Sandhata has helped them create and maintain a sustainable, secure and compliant digital business.

Learn more about Sandhata’s DevOps services.