To deliver on the potential for transformative innovation, businesses must maximize the latent value of legacy application code and data—and fast.
• Go Agile with Agile processes and tools that speed innovation on legacy applications
• Onboard your team quickly with modern toolsets and languages that seamlessly integrate legacy code
• Integrate legacy code and simplify how you manage the software development lifecycle
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
These challenges stem from an increased focus on agility and scale for building modern applications—and traditional application development methodology cannot support this environment.
CA Technologies has expanded full lifecycle API management to include microservices—an integration enabling the best of breeds to work together to provide the platform for modern architectures and a secure environment for agility and scale. CA enables enterprises to use best practices and industry–leading technology to accelerate and make the process of architecture modernization more practical.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering developers to build apps across any channel and enabling partners to incorporate your data or services into their offerings. By making it easier for other organizations to access your services, you create value and growth opportunities.
APIs represent a great opportunity for the enterprise to integrate applications quickly and easily. But APIs can be a double-edged sword: promising agility, while at the same time increasing risk. But if an organization can address API security as an architectural challenge long before any development takes place, it can reap the rewards of this technological breakthrough safely and securely.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
In a world where customers and citizens expect so much more from technology, the race is on to develop a finely tuned high performance IT function. Hopefully by reading this book you're in a better position to see how DevOps supports this imperative and can develop the strategies needed to reignite your business.
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Speed and agility matter.
Businesses are being disrupted every day by digital upstarts that find ways to address new market requirements before the more established companies can respond.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
From this need has arisen the microservices paradigm: a set of patterns for software architecture, development, deployment and culture that focus on speed and agility. From small, independent services and teams to automated deployment to fault tolerance and resiliency, these patterns help accelerate time to market.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity. Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management.
Business applications have become the battleground for customer loyalty. To compete, IT organizations are under pressure to deliver applications faster and with higher quality. Continuous Delivery (CD) of code offers a solution. CD may be paired with DevOps, Agile and other methodologies. However, QA and testing can be an obstacle to CD’s rapid development and deployment of high quality code. Testers and developers must engage in Continuous Testing, continuously testing software for performance, quality and user experience as it’s being developed.
Continuous Testing is not a push button process, though. It requires a comprehensive approach. This paper outlines the common challenges to Continuous Testing and highlights results from real users who have used technology to get to succeed with the Continuous Testing process.
With the application economy in full swing, more organizations are turning to Continuous Testing and DevOps development practices in order to quickly roll out applications that reflect the ever-changing needs of tech-savvy, experience-driven consumers.
Rigorous data they need, in the right formats. This forces teams to postpone their testing until the next sprint. As a result, organizations like yours are increasingly looking for ways to overcome the challenges of poor quality data and slow, manual data provisioning. They are also concerned about compliance and data privacy when using sensitive information for testing. CA Test Data Manager can help you mitigate all these concerns, so you’re positioned to achieve real cost savings.
Software drives competitive advantage more than ever at an increasing velocity for releases along with higher, overwhelming levels of deployment complexity.
Dramatic growth in mobile applications, analytics, systems of engagement, and cloud demands that organizations respond adaptively, even as resource constraints make it challenging to nearly impossible to do so. As a result of these combined factors, IDC sees increased interest in, demand for, and adoption of agile approaches to development and also for business initiatives driving adoption of agile approaches to overall project, program, and portfolio management. As we receive inquiry on this area increasingly, it makes sense to assess this market.
Applications and services are made up of more components and integrations today than they were just a few years ago. Coupled with a much more competitive business world, this complexity has changed everything for both development and operations.
Devops is pressed to deliver more functionality at a faster pace, focusing on small, incremental changes and using agile methodologies and practices such as continuous integration.
Download this white paper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help with many of the DevOps challenges your company currently face.
You are most likely reading this because you are either an Oracle Retail customer or are about to embark on an Oracle Retail implementation. As with all major application implementations, you must make a significant investment, often of several months or more, to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
With CA Automic Workload Automation, you can cut the batch schedule development and implementation time to just a few weeks, and also reduce ongoing maintenance. The result is reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
This white paper describes how CA can help significantly shorten your Oracle Retail batch schedule development time. In addition, the paper describes how this Oracle Validated solution optimizes performance of Oracle Retail so your core retail processes will run faster and be more agile.
Even with the latest devices, your mobile workforce may not have
what they need to get the job done. Without a strategy to provide them with data and applications, they’re forced to work without them or find workarounds that can compromise security.
Today’s workers are constantly on the move, and IT departments are scrambling to keep up. Access to email is not enough. You must address the legacy applications that your employees can’t easily access from their mobile devices, knowing that app development can be cost prohibitive and complex. And you have to have a strategy in place to secure and manage every application in use.
This white paper highlights Cenzic’s recommendation of a process of continuous assessment for applications in development and production environments -- a process that can equally apply to Intranet and public facing applications alike. Continuous testing can now be easily and safely done in a virtualized environment; no longer putting production web applications at risk. Companies can now easily and quickly, add vulnerability testing to their list of activities for all of their Web applications including production applications. Using a testing methodology across a company’s Web application portfolio will significantly enhance the security of all Web applications.
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
Dinosaurs are super cool, but there are some places where dinosaurs don’t belong, and one of those is in your fast-paced DevOps environment. We’re in a new world where traditional security solutions no longer make the cut. Software is increasingly complex, and when deployed at the speed of DevOps, it creates a new type of risk: Software Exposure. Legacy application security tools are too big, too slow, and too clunky to deliver the innovation needed to protect your customers in the 21st century.
The Software Exposure Platform from Checkmarx is an entirely new species heralding the next generation of software security. The platform builds security in from the beginning, supporting all stages of the software development lifecycle, allowing enterprises to deliver secure software at the speed of DevOps while mitigating their business risk.
Download the white paper The Demise of the AppSec Dinosaur to learn how Checkmarx provides the combination of integrations and automation required in
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
In the early years of software development, you would often design it, build it, and
only then think about how to secure it.
This was arguably fine in the days of monolithic applications and closed networks,
when good perimeter-based protection and effective identity and access management
would get you a long way towards minimising the risk. In today’s highly connected,
API-driven application environments, however, any given software component or
service can be invoked and potentially abused in so many different ways. Add to this
the increasing pace of change through iterative ‘DevOps-style’ delivery and ever-faster
release cycles, and many understandably assert that security management and
assurance nowadays needs to be an ongoing and embedded part of the development
and delivery process.
Cisco Systems, with 75,000 employees and annual revenue of
close to $50 billion, is a major multinational supplier of
networking solutions. In addition to supplying networking
solutions that businesses use to run their own datacenters,
Cisco is constantly seeking to simplify and optimize its own IT
infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative and to
better provide itself with a competitive advantage.
New business demands and technology trends are changing the role of IT and introducing new challenges to
application availability that yesterday’s data centers were not designed to address. By upgrading to Cisco Nexus®
switches—purpose-built for today’s data center needs—you can:
? Increase performance and scalability to meet the demands of virtualization, cloud computing, and modern
? Radically simplify management and operations
? Quickly adapt infrastructure to align the data center network with the needs of your business applications,
today and in the future
Walk past your data center, and you might hear a soft, plaintive call: “Feed me, feed me…” It is not your engineers
demanding more pizza. It is your servers and applications. And the call is growing louder.
Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your
business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric.
And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on
it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second
(Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).