DevOps on the Mainframe: How IBM and Rabobank Created an Automated CI Pipeline with End-to-End Tests
DevOps is considered the Holy Grail to achieve highly effective and flexible IT support for business processes. Transaction processing on a mainframe, however, brings challenges to harvest the benefits of DevOps.
An application architecture designed for consistency and high performance leads to dozens of inevitable interconnections. These trigger the need for end-to-end testing and complicate automation. See how IBM and Rabobank cooperate to achieve an automation pipeline for transaction processing systems. Including automated testing and deployments with Rational Test Virtualization Server and UrbanCode Deploy.
Date : Tue, May 22, 2018
Time : 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6300149240751535873
About Peter Claassen
Peter Claassen has worked in IT for more than 20 years and has been working in various areas: development, testing, project management, and business analyses. This wide experience and insight helped him to identify where efficiency can be gained by automating work and processes. The last 4 years Peter has been actively involved and responsible for test automation of the Payments area within Rabobank. Starting with a vison on what would be ideal, he picked this up with a team of Rabobank and IBM experts. This vision is now step by step getting achieved. The considerable efforts in changing the way of working are translation into considerable benefits in speed, effort and reliability. And we are not done yet!
About Ralph Van Beek
Ralph van Beek is a DevOps architect within Rabobank. He is responsible for the architecture of the IT process within Rabobank Payments. The scope of his responsibility is the process of software creation, testware creation, and execution and provisioning of test environments. His special focus point is the challenge to translate all DevOps concepts to z-systems, while respecting the strength and special characteristics of a shared z platform (as compared to a distributed platform). In his role as architect, Ralph is engaged in multiple co-creation initiatives to further strengthen IBM's product portfolio in this area.
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