A DevOps Approach to WebSphere Deployments
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  ibmimpact application_deployment urbancode websphere devops
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You may be aware that IBM acquired UrbanCode last year for its capabilities in application release and deployment automation, which enhance IBM’s DevOps capabilities. However, you may not be aware of how nicely UrbanCode integrates with some of the products that you’re probably more familiar with, like WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
IBM UrbanCode Deploy's integration with WAS provides both automatic environment configuration and process automation. The product’s auto-discovery and auto-configuration features can prevent a huge amount of manual data entry, as well as manually introduced errors. These features allow you to add new WAS environments quickly, and to keep up with changes in the WAS environment with "one click" auto-configuration.
UrbanCode's expert team provide some great tips on how the WebSphere integration works on their new developerWorks blog. In addition, they have recently released some new educational resources that will help you better understand the technology. This 8 minute video provides a quick overview of how to WebSphere Topology AutoDiscovery works in IBM UrbanCode Deploy:
If you’re interested in going more in-depth, the team also recently held a joint webcast with the Global WebSphere Community, Taking a DevOps Approach to WebSphere Deployments with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, which you can watch on demand.
In addition, there will be some great content this year on UrbanCode/WebSphere integration at the Impact 2014 conference, so join us there and be sure to check out the Application Infrastructure track.