Reduction in errors, increased speed, less busy work. These are all well-known reasons to automate the deployment of applications and infrastructure. While previously stated reasons are absolutely beneficial it cannot top the fact that without automation you cannot take advantage of the new container technologies. Concepts such as ephemeral containers, software defined networking, and dynamic workloads make it impossible to run an IT shop based on manual deployments. Our team of consultants can help you evaluate the different automation solutions available to you and leave you with a plan of action to guarantee success.

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REDUCING THE PAIN OF THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

 
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]


BUILDING ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS THAT BRIDGE THE GAP

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]


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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]


Stop by our booth at IBM InterConnect 2017!

Zilker Technology will have a booth as well as be presenting many sessions.  We will be updating our site daily as we learn our booth number and session schedule.  We hope to see you at the conference!  If you haven’t already registered you can do so by clicking on the icon below.
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DevOps – A Lot More Than Just Deployment Automation

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]


Life After Rational Automation Framework

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]