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Multi-Platform Deployment Automation with IBM UrbanCode

Posted by George Price on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

Despite the need for greater agility and multi-tier integration, many organisations struggle to respond to market forces and effectively deliver high quality applications.

Multi-platform applications are laden with manual, rigid and error-prone processes that lack repeatability, scalability and speed, as a result slow deployments to test environments leave team waiting and unproductive and a lack of visibility and control over configuration and application changes leads to errors and rework.

All of these delays result in missed opportunity, delivery of composite applications requires a highly repeatable and reliable deployment process to synchronise all tiers from mobile front end on public cloud to the on premise back end services on z/OS, today mainframe and distributed teams use separate tools and processes making coordination across platforms and environments difficult.

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Topics: IBM, UrbanCode

Jenkins, Chef, Puppet and Ansible and UrbanCode: DevOps Happy Together

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Today I am in Las Vegas at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (more on the reasons we are here later on in another post!) whilst my team are back in the UK at IBM's site in London's South Bank running an Open Day which we titled "Integrating Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment". We have previously explored some of the definitions of some of the 'continuouses' that are out there, but what's happening today is that around 20 organisations are going to work through some hands on labs showing how Jenkins and UrbanCode work together, and why you would want to do this.

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Topics: Jenkins, Continuous Deployment, UrbanCode, continuous delivery, DevOps

Hiscox See the Value of DevOps and IBM UrbanCode

Posted by Paul Hancock on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 20:11 PM

I attended the IBM Developer Connect event at Twickenham stadium on Thursday 6th November. With various Industry, IBM and Business Partner speakers there was plenty of choice, but the afternoon session that caught my interest was DevOps at Hiscox.

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Topics: DevOpstastic, UrbanCode, DevOps, Case Story

UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 13:10 PM

What is UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns?

IBM UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns is an environment management and deployment solution that enables users to design, deploy and update full-stack environment for multiple clouds. Containing UrbanCode Deploy and a cloud pattern designer, UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns optimises your continuous delivery throughput by automating infrastructure on the cloud and uses open standards defined by OpenStack. Organisations use UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns to holistically manage and control their application workloads while users can design, deploy, and reuse environments quickly with improves collaboration, lifecycle management, and cloud portability.

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Topics: Patterns, IBM, UrbanCode

What is UrbanCode?

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 @ 17:10 PM

Although we have written many different blogs about IBM UrbanCode and the large number of plugins available for UrbanCode, we have never actually written a blog on what UrbanCode is. In this blog we will be looking at UrbanCode what it is and its two main features.

Before we dive into the technical stuff, let’s start with an interesting fact about UrbanCode, UrbanCode was named by one of the 3 co-founders of the company and wife of Maciej Zawadzki as stated in this Innovate 2013 interview.

UrbanCode is Application Release Automation (ARA) software which is made up of two main components IBM UrbanCode Deploy & IBM UrbanCode Release. UrbanCode software products enable organisations (both large enterprises and smaller companies) get from development into production faster.

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Topics: IBM, UrbanCode, application release automation

What’s New in UrbanCode Release Version 6.1?

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

IBM UrbanCode Release (formerly called uRelease) 6.1 is here, but what's new?

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Topics: IBM, UrbanCode, application release automation

UrbanCode Plugin for Rational Test Workbench (GreenHat)

Posted by Paul Hancock on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

UrbanCode is Application Release Software from IBM that enables organisations to release more software faster. Green Hat is software from IBM that enables organisations to virtualize services and systems which are for example unavailable or expensive to provision. This is often referred to as 'Service Virtualization' or Application/Component Virtualization.  

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Topics: GreenHat, Service Virtualization, UrbanCode, continuous delivery, DevOps, application release automation

MORE NEW WebLogic Plugins for UrbanCode

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 15:05 PM

Following our blog earlier this week announcing the new WebLogic Application Deployment pluginfrom IBM UrbanCode, a series of other plugins for Oracle customers has been announced:

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Topics: WebLogic, UrbanCode, application release automation

The NEW WebLogic Plugin for UrbanCode

Posted by Helen Beal on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

IBM just released a new native plugin for UrbanCode for WebLogic as an update to the WLDeploy Ant task previously available in UDeploy - lots of our customers and prospects are WebLogic users so this is great news for them and us. You can download the plugin here. It provides steps to support the automation of deployment and management operations as follows:

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Topics: UrbanCode, application release automation

Building & Deploying Mobile Applications with UrbanCode and Worklight

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 14:05 PM

Hello to IBM UrbanCode

IBM UrbanCode is an Application Release Automation (ARA) tool consisting of two parts:

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Topics: Mobile, Worklight, UrbanCode, application release automation