A few years ago it was a funny cliche' when an organization could only release application code once per quarter or half of the year. Now, this is the kind of fact that can lead to the identification of an underperforming business. Zilker consultants are helping customers to define automated tools for the entire application deployment lifecycle (build, approve, release, test, and deploy) at a frequency that was simply not possible just a few short years ago.

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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 UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 6 – Provisioning a Multiple Instance Blueprint

The ucd_blueprint_designer_test example stepped through in blog entries Parts 4 and 5 is good enough to explain blueprint design, the provisioning process, and to demonstrate that things are operational and connected properly. However, in the real world, application environments will consist of multiple VM instances and not be as simple as deploying a component with no artifacts that prints “Connected”. In Part 6, we are going to discuss how to provision a multi-component web application. The development example will deploy all the components onto a single instance development environment. [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]


Zilker Technology Wins Prestigious Award at IBM’s Partnerworld Leadership Conference

ZILKER TECHNOLOGY NAMED TOP PERFORMING NEW BUSINESS PARTNER
Orlando, Florida – February 18, 2016   Zilker Technology (“Ztech”) was just named by IBM as its 2015 top performing new business partner from its largest distributor, Avnet, Inc.  The company was honored for its achievements in the areas of revenue performance, strong replicable solutions and excellence in customer success.
Zilker Technology is an IBM Software Solution Provider and Premier Business Partner focused on Hybrid Cloud and Digital Solutions, [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]