When development, test, and operations each deploy the same application at different time in the software delivery lifecycle to different environments, the process may be manual, time-consuming, and error-prone due to:
In addition, physical test infrastructure is often time consuming to acquire and configure, expensive to manage and maintain, and underutilized between tests.
The IBM deployment planning and automation solution, a new approach to application deployment that leverages cloud-based infrastructure to help quickly develop and test new software , can help organizations:
IBM Rational® Software Architect with Extensions for Deployment Planning provides a graphical environment in which to define the target topology and to plan activities to configure the machines within it and the middleware running on them.
IBM Tivoli® Application Dependency Discovery Manager helps you discover application dependencies and configurations, map applications and changes, and address compliance measures.
IBM Workload Deployer - is a hardware appliance that provides access to WebSphere virtual images and patterns for easily, quickly and repeatedly creating application environments that can be securely deployed and managed in a private cloud
IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere® - automates application deployment, configuration management, installation, and patching for the IBM WebSphere family of products, eliminating human errors, making deployment repeatable, and increasing speed of deployment.
IBM Service Delivery Manager - A pre-integrated software stack, deployed as set of virtual images that automate IT service deployment and provide resource monitoring and cost management in a cloud
IBM Rational Asset Manager implements a governance process and framework around topology fragments and automation workflows. It provides a definitive library to help organizations manage and control both the business and technical assets involved in software and systems delivery.
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