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Inc. All rights reserved. © Bronze Drum Consulting. 2006. Inc. 2006.Case Study: Trade & Order Routing Application Bottleneck 7 Business Problem 7 Solution 7 Benefits 7 Sound Bite 7 How do you maintain agile processes in the face of growing complexity? 8 How It Works 8 One Process: 9 MultipleEnvironments 9 Supporting Supple. Seamless Workflow 9 The Ad Hoc Solution 14 The DeployAgility Solution 15 Product Specifications 6 1 Package Options 16 Service Options 16 About Bronze Drum 17 Contents 2 © Bronze Drum Consulting. All rights reserved. 3 .
ROI Quick and Simple WebSphere. © Bronze Drum Consulting. every second. frequent releases . and the collaboration of numerous professionals – leading to lengthy project delays. All rights reserved. while coordinating globally distributed development and production teams. Inc. 5 . and adhering to strict compliance mandates. With multiple teams spread across diverse locations. Faster. Enhanced staff efficiency 4 © Bronze Drum Consulting. Inc. Higher application quality . Develop managers are under growing pressure to deliver high-quality products to market quickly. In today’s increasingly global development environment. Detailed audit trails . companies often find themselves bogged down by miscommunication and technical bottlenecks. 2006. 2006. A single coding error uncovered at systems testing can require several iterations back and forth.The Business Challenge Competitive enterprises know that every minute. All rights reserved. J2EE + DeployAgility™ = . quality assurance (QA) and production teams is intensified by geographical and cultural barriers. the professional and knowledge disconnect between test. counts in real-time transactions.
formally defining and linking artifacts.DeployAgility™ in Action Case Study: Trade & Order Routing Application Bottleneck Business Problem A leading brokerage services firm created an application for trade and order routing using the WebSphere administrative console. Sound Bite “Prior to DeployAgility. sometimes the application was installed to the incorrect server. QA and production environments in WebSphere. All rights reserved. The application included extensive JMS activity for routing trades to a series of different back-end systems. manual mouse clicks. Nothing worked. Once the off-shore developers sent the deployment documentation to the local Systems Assurance team. enabling multiple teams to collaborate more effectively. test. minor configuration errors in QA delayed deployment. What used to take more than a day now takes 20 minutes. 7 . deploy and perfect the application – before going into production. Inc. various team members were able to repeatedly 6 © Bronze Drum Consulting. DeployAgility™ then automates all resource and deployment requests. After configuring a single deployment request. sends uniform instruction packages to each deployment environment. Just one mistake could set us back hours. Benefits The application subsequently took five minutes to install and deploy. DeployAgility automatically ran the deployment package in the QA environment and generated an audit trail showing completed actions and problem areas. Lacking sufficient WebSphere and J2EE knowledge. © Bronze Drum Consulting. noting required artifacts and resources. 2006. well-defined deployment request was created by the developers using DeployAgility. at other times the JMS resources defined by the developers could not be located. All rights reserved. self-contained package. Developers configure the deployment request once. runs the request in each environment. Because the deployment document had to be manually tested in QA. 2006. our deployment process involved many detail-oriented.” —Erich Best BroadRidge Financial Services How do you maintain agile processes in the face of growing complexity? How It Works DeployAgility™ provides a standard programming script applicable across test. the Systems Assurance professionals had to contact WebSphere administrators and engineers to solve the issue – to no avail. Additionally. and sends a task log to key developers. any member of the turnover team could now deploy the application without needing domain-specific knowledge. managers and administrators. easy-to-understand documentation made it simple to find and fix configuration errors. Solution A standardized. The configuration meta-data and application artifacts were then handed off to the QA team in a single. Inc. Clear.
Inc. 2006. implement & maintain Manual Internal In-house solution DeployAgility Solution Manual Internal Solution Focused WebSphere Solution 8 © Bronze Drum Consulting. 2006. All rights reserved. achieves organizational goals Rapid. All rights reserved. © Bronze Drum Consulting. 9 . Inc. repeatable process Flexible infrastructure Few resources required to develop.Deployment Solutions & Outcomes Expected Savings Fully automated.
Accelerates bug fix Simple Rollback to Prior Version Deployment Team (2) No need to use WebSphere Console Mail detailed deployment log to mailing list Creates audit trail of all deployments Structures location of artifacts across all nodes Deploy Multiple applications Define Packaging and Deployment Standards for OffShore Projects Supporting Supple. Packages all deployment artifacts and delivers to QA. and find and fix errors earlier in the process. then “throwing it over the wall” to colleagues in QA. Deployment Team (1) Same process used in Dev. All rights reserved. 2006. QA and production team members no longer have to manually run deployment requests. . properties Uses standard J2EE ear file : Apply or generate bindings for EJB. making it easier to run more tests. deployment to next environment ensuring repeatability Development Team Deployment Team 11 Development Team (1) One Process: Multiple Environments DeployAgility™ enables developers to “configure it once. as a complete release Regenerates and deploys plugin-cfg.xml to web servers Test QA Production 10 © Bronze Drum Consulting. stop and uninstall existing ap- Generate audit reports of all deployments and all artifacts for each deployment Use standard deployment applications simple to configure and deploy at the corporate office. DeployAgility distributes artifacts to the correct server node via file transfer.xml to web servers Development Team (2) Deploy artifacts such as jar. All rights reserved. as a complete release Repeatable deployments Quickly separate environmental issues from application code issues. export applications. © Bronze Drum Consulting. on-demand. Seamless Workflow A one-time configuration is all it takes to clean out directories. manual deployment requests.Empower development team to work within a flexible. developers can generate a standardized script with defined artifacts that can run on its own. xml . then automatically e-mails a task log showing the routing information to the user. Inc. combine shared libraries and more. 2006. Production. Inc.” Rather than making multiple. plications. yet structured environment Single command completely deploys application Self-documenting process describe entire deployment Mail detailed deployment log to mailing list Regenerates and deploys plugin-cfg. QA. Production. WebServices Eliminates Environmental Dependencies: Packages all artifacts and meta -data for archive. Typically. DeployAgility can turn a 40minute manual task into a two-minute automated one. Prod Same process used for all applications No manual intervention Packages all deployment artifacts and delivers to QA.
2006. without interfering with each others applications Structures location of artifacts across all nodes Map WebSphere node and application server targets once Packages all artifacts and meta . All rights reserved. Prod Packages all artifacts and meta .data for archive. any time. Inc.data for archive. deployment to next environment ensuring repeatability Structured Around Deployment Best Practices Mail detailed deployment log to mailing list Simple Rollback to prior version Standardizes Deployment for All J2EE Applications No manual intervention Eliminates Environmental Dependencies Manage WebSphere Configuration and Deployment on Your Terms Multiple development teams can deploy applications to test environment on-demand. All rights reserved. deployment to next environment ensuring repeatability Creates audit trail of all deployments Packages all deployment artifacts and delivers to QA. QA. S Product Manager 12 Quality Assurance WebSphere Team Creates audit trail of all deployments Same process used in Dev. Production. Inc. . 2006. as a complete release Deploy standard J2EE ear file 13 © Bronze Drum Consulting.© Bronze Drum Consulting.
Inc. the entire deployment can be automatically rolled back to a prior version. Flexible integration with source control: DeployAgility™ integrates easily with source control systems and can validate. Minimize project risk . QA and production environments. • Intelligent: Built-in WebSphere expertise enforces best practices. Maximize Developer time . administrators and managers. and shares knowledge with developers. Multiple batches: Multiple applications can be deployed at a time from a single deployment request Simple disaster recovery: Since all artifacts are stored in the WebSphere application server repository. implement and maintain. DeployAgility™ Benefits . repeatable deployment . any issues that need to be resolved are tracked and notifications e-mailed to key users. Post-deployment. and enforces repeatable best pratices from “day one” 14 © Bronze Drum Consulting.5. Rollback deployment: If any issues arise with a new application version. WebSphere 4 or 3. guide. Accelerate product time-to-market . • • Lightweight: Easy to install. 2006. select and manage artifacts available in these systems to suit deployment requests. “Configure it once” philosophy . Flexibility: DeployAgility™ can accommodate non-standard applications such as those deployed on z/OS. Rapid. .and post-deployment validation: Before deploying an application.Features Automation: Standardizes WebSphere/J2EE deployment and resource requests across test. All rights reserved. and can be customized to meet individual client needs. Structure. Pre. restoring the WebSphere cell restores the entire application. Complete Audit Trail: Users and auditors can review the history of each application via detailed task logs. DeployAgility™ checks a detailed and customizable list of dependencies to ensure deployment success.
and Operations to ensure a “Best Fit” WebSphere Application Platform for your organization . Inc. 17 . © Bronze Drum Consulting.Accelerated Delivery . Identify and Implement Meaningful Quality Benmarks that Enable Acclelerated ROI from business appliations. SLA Professional Services . Load test new and exisiting applications to identify and eliminate bottlenecks . All rights reserved. We work closely with Development. Training . . Review. 2006. Total Solution Architecture. and Implementation 16 © Bronze Drum Consulting. Quantify Operations cost of existing applications Before and after DeployAgility . All rights reserved. Measure and Benchmark Development Process Tasks and Processes Before and After Implmentating DeployAgility. Service Contract . 2006. Integrate DeployAgility at offshore development facilities . implement and customize DeployAgility™ . Consulting Engagement to Analyze development process and ensure seamless integration of DeployAgility™ . Presentation. . WebSphere Engineering. Inc.
DeployAgility™ integrates seamlessly with leading application servers WebSphere and J2EE to speed deployment. By working closely with clients in diverse industries to maximize the performance of leading application servers WebSphere and J2EE. and require ongoing development to remedy defects as they arise. © Bronze Drum Consulting. At worst. Most often. a detailed action log generated after each deployment facilitates fulfillment of compliance mandates. a satisfactory solution is achieved that requires regular maintenance. Inc. 18 © Bronze Drum Consulting. 19 . committing untold millions of dollars. All rights reserved. wasting time and resources. Bronze Drum has created a simple. 2006. All rights reserved. an in-house solution will meet some but not all of the project goals. months and personnel – with little guarantee of success.The DeployAgility Solution The Ad Hoc Solution Many companies take it upon themselves to create a deployment solution. minimize coding errors. At best. and enhance application quality. 2006. Inc. In addition. the project fails to achieve objectives. comprehensive solution.
Product Specifications DeployAgility™ integrates with all software configuration management and source control systems. Inc. 2006. AMD) WebSphere application server 5.x.x Service Options Depending on your needs. and can be quickly implemented without making any changes to existing infrastructure. All options come with training and full maintenance support. 6. Inc. SuSe 32 bit. a new WebSphere server or simply set up DeployAgility™ to work with your existing server. © Bronze Drum Consulting. AMD) Windows 2003 server (Intel. All rights reserved.1. 64 bit) Package Options DeployAgility™ is available as: CD-ROM software to install on its own server or on the Websphere network An appliance that can be installed anywhere on the client network Solaris (Sparc. 21 . we can install and configure 20 © Bronze Drum Consulting. WebSphere application server network deployment 5. 6. All rights reserved. 64 bit. 2006.x. Intel) Windows 2000 server (Intel. Compatible Operng Systems Linux (Redhat 32 bit.
What OS does DeployAgility™ run on? DeployAgility™ runs on an number of operating systems. more smoothly and Doesn’t a solution already ship with WebSphere? While J2EE provides a powerful platform. and full product support is available. SuSe 32 bit and 64 bit) Solaris (Sparc.x with greater transparency. it is not highly intuitive and requires specialized expertise. AMD) Windows 2003 Server (Intel.x WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment 5. How does DeployAgility™ work? DeployAgility™ provides a standard programming script applicable across diverse test. etc.bronzedrum. For more information. Inc.bronzedrum. Enterprise Edition.1. please visit www. Inc. then implement and customize DeployAgility™ to suit your company’s unique needs. 6. Its structure requires frequent administrator permission for simple installation processes. We can help install WebSphere. 23 . 2006. DeployAgility™. market-leading application servers. and their demand is expected to continue to grow as businesses increasingly require support for multimodal transaction processing (e. Enterprise Edition (J2EE) with WebSphere. Inspired by a passage depicting the use of bronze drums to implement precise and effective long-distance military tactics in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. DeployAgility™. Intel) WebSphere WebSphere Application Server 5. All rights reserved. Training is provided to clients during installation. 6. Why focus on WebSphere and J2EE? WebSphere and J2EE are Windows 2000 Server (Intel. enabling clients to build and implement applications faster. What services are offered with the product? DeployAgility™ is a total workflow solution. specializes in providing tools to help businesses achieve workflow agility. AMD) http://www.Frequently Asked Questions About Bronze Drum Bronze Drum Consulting. including Linux. development and production environments in WebSphere. Linux (Redhat 32 bit and 64 bit. Focusing exclusively on WebSphere and Java 2. and Windows. © Bronze Drum Consulting. and can lead to irregularities and missteps between development environments – greatly slowing down productivity. client data processing. Inc. Solaris.x. insurance claims management. online trades. Consulting services are also available for WebSphere and other application server systems..com/faq 22 © Bronze Drum Consulting. 2006.com What is DeloyAgility™? Bronze Drum’s core product. Bronze Drum is dedicated to developing technology that enables companies to execute well-coordinated business strategies worldwide. Bronze Drum’s key product. improved workflow speed and efficiency. enables greater team collaboration. streamlines and automates the application development and deployment process for companies using the Java 2 Platform. All rights reserved. z/OS. and enhanced application quality.g.
25 . 2006. All rights reserved. businesses often spend much time and energy developing their own programs to fill in gaps in the J2EE framework. Inc. development team. For some companies. highly focused product that leverages WebSphere best practices from years of consulting experience for clients who wish to save time. DeployAgility offers a unique. quality assurance team and WebSphere managers. 24 © Bronze Drum Consulting. © Bronze Drum Consulting. Inc. All rights reserved. in fact. All rights reserved. may benefit from DeployAgility. 2006. 2006. It is designed to work seamlessly with J2EE to speed deployment. In addition. such as (but not limited to) claims data processing and online trade transactions. money and staffing resources. and enhance application quality. developing an effective program can take a year or more. including the product manager. What advantages can DeployAgility™ bring to my business? DeployAgility enables high-value technology to perform at its best – to serve as it was meant to serve – as a driver of business agility and growth.Can’t I just customize WebSphere in-house? Yes. minimize coding errors. Who benefits from DeployAgility™? Companies with multiple development teams who use WebSphere and J2EE to deploy diverse applications. © Bronze Drum Consulting. a detailed action log generated after each deployment facilitates compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley mandates. Inc. DeployAgility serves a range of stakeholders. deployment team.
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