No engineering leader wants a silo. I should know, because I’m an engineering leader myself, having built a successful engineering team in Prague over the past two years. Silos represent the lack of communication – and communication is a must when listening to internal customers, responding quickly to feedback and most importantly delivering high-quality code with agility to the market. In our Prague office, we’ve established many practices to bust silos, but none more important than treating all teams, systems, and tools as peers.
That’s why I’m consistently surprised at how few of our enterprise customers realize that while they’re automating their own silos and stacks, how much is already available to them when it comes to automating the legacy side of the house, such as COBOL and Java code maintenance and development housed in the mainframe platform. The vendor community has not sat still.
Together CA and Automic (which is now a part of CA) have been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation, Q3 2017. Our vision is quite simply an end to end, mobile to mainframe approach to automating the toolchain – such that your teams can communicate with the same tools to do the same work across multiple platforms.
Today, you can:
- Automatically build, test and deliver code changes to production across the enterprise. The CA DevOps for Mainframe solution enables your team to deliver with more efficiency, productivity, speed, and repeatability.
- Get feedback loops with Application Release Automation, driving improved quality and reduced mean time to resolution (MTTR) and reduced time to market.
- Visualize the continuous delivery pipeline from mobile to mainframe with Application Release Automation.
- Integrate your mainframe source code in CA Endevor simply and efficiently into a continuous delivery process.
As a customer recently told Forrester:
“There is no consequential difference between mainframe applications and distributed applications; the same techniques, like continuous integration, test automation, and automated releasing, can be applied.” (Application delivery manager, large financial organization)1
I invite you to check out the new Forrester Continuous Release Automation Wave and get in touch with us to learn more.
1 – Digital Transformation Needs Mainframe DevOps, Forrester, June 2016, Kurt Bittner, Rob Stroud