Hybrid Cloud Accelerator for Process Transformation
Providing quality care and a superb patient experience is the key to any health care provider. For a nationwide kidney care provider, their goals are no different. Whether it be at home or “in-center”, their objective is to provide a world-class patient experience that reduces unnecessary paperwork and reduces costs. Utilizing Zilker’s Hybrid Cloud Accelerator for Process Transformation, they were able to do just that. Using Zilker’s technology and health care experience, [more]
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Leveraging Enterprise Service Bus, APIs, DevOps, & Message Driven Technology
Being able to offer debt management and recovery solutions for consumers and property owners is what Encore Capital is known for. In an effort to ensure those solutions remain competitive and continually updated with feature enhancements, Encore decided it needed to build a flexible and secure business platform that would allow it to effectively serve its huge customer base and engaged Zilker to do so. [more]
Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 7 – Using an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
In Part 6 of this blog series we demonstrated how to provision a two-instance environment where we provisioned our own MySQL database. At the risk of losing some cloud portability, there is BPD support for the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). In this blog we are going to demonstrate how to change our database from a deployed version of MySQL to a RDS service provided by Amazon. Two use cases are provided – first, instantiating the RDS as part of the provisioning and second, [more]
Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 3 – Building a Lab Environment
Now that we have covered connecting to AWS and understand agents and agent relays, it is time to take a step back and look at how to construct a lab environment for IBM UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) and the IBM Blueprint Designer (BPD). There are a number of options to consider and in this blog I will step through three potential approaches.
Option 1 – Partial Home Setup 1
It is possible to host IBM UrbanCode Deploy on a laptop with a combination of the laptop’s native OS and virtual machines. [more]
Deploying IBM UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 1 – Connecting to the AWS Cloud
This blog series is about deploying your first IBM UrbanCode Deploy Cloud application using UCD, the Blueprint Designer, and Amazon Cloud Services. IBM used to refer to the Blueprint Designer extension with UCD as UrbanCode Deploy With Patterns (UCDP) but seems to have dropped that distinction after bundling the applications post version 6.1.1. It is now simply referred to as the Blueprint Designer (BPD). To begin, we assume that you already have the BPD product components installed and you have an AWS account. [more]
IBM UrbanCode Blueprint Designer Value Proposition: Eliminating Manual Configuration in IBM UrbanCode Deploy
Over the last couple of releases, IBM UrbanCode Blueprint Designer has undergone significant evolution to become a real enterprise scale cloud deployment tool extending the “traditional” use cases of UrbanCode Deploy. There are now examples of some very complex implementations between Apple and IBM dealing with dozens of cloud instances. To date, the use of IBM Blueprint Designer is relatively small and completely new within enterprises currently using IBM UrbanCode Deploy. This blog entry talks about identifying the value proposition of using IBM UrbanCode Blueprint Designer over “traditional” UrbanCode Deploy when deploying applications to the cloud. [more]
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Companies that incorporate DevOps practices deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competition and less than 50% of their deployments fail. In this webinar, Zilker Technology will provide an overview of what DevOps means in 2016, what IBM is doing to address the latest trends and how clients are using IBM tools to achieve the full DevOps cycle. Also in this webinar, Zilker will introduce a special guest to give you an in-depth look at IBM’s Urban Code. [more]
Rational Automation Framework (RAF) is out of support. What will your next move be? Will you be falling back to your old scripting ways to manage your middleware and if so at what cost?
Avnet, the original authors of RAF, have created a next generation middleware configuration management tool called Talos. Talos is a plugin available for IBM’s UrbanCode Deploy (UCD) orchestration engine allowing users to create tokenized deployable templates across 14 different middleware platforms.
Learn how UCD + Talos compares to RAF and how a migration would look. [more]