With focus on growth and innovation in the business, this leading telecommunications company has embarked on an extensive integration modernization program to simplify the back office integration landscape by moving from a point-to-point architecture for systems integration, to one that is modern, standards-based and future-proof. By promoting re-use, visibility and efficiency across development projects, the new SOA architecture ultimately provides IT the agility to keep pace with the phenomenal rate of innovation, in the way of new product releases and launches, being driven by the business.
To support this rapid rate of innovation in the business, the organization established 5 concurrent development teams. However, with this many development teams in place, the business was finding the bottleneck in bringing new releases to market had in fact shifted from development, to operations.
Using Rubicon Red MyST, they have are implemented an innovative DevOps approach to automate the provisioning, deployment and configuration of middleware releases onto Oracle Exalogic. This solution enables them to deliver an enterprise-class Private Middleware Platform as a Service, running on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, in multiple Data Centers.
Automated Platform Provisioning and Configuration
Rubicon Red MyST provides a standardized, repeatable and automated process to consistently provision, configure and manage Oracle Middleware across all 24 environments. Typically, using a manual approach, it was taking at least 1.5+ weeks to stand up a single production like environment, primarily due to all the additional configurations that needed to be applied post-provisioning. Using Rubicon Red MyST to deploy each environment takes 90 minutes, drastically shrinking the time to provision all 24 environments to 34 hours. The results are compelling - 1.5 days using Rubicon Red MyST vs 250 person-days, manually. The declarative approach means incremental configuration changes are simple to make and propagate across all 24 environments.
With 120+ services in production and 4-5 production releases every year, this organization wanted to automate the build and deployment process to establish a standardized, repeatable and automated process, across all 24 environments. With approximately 6 releases each month, taking between 4-16 hours manually, depending, on the size of the code release, and the environment – the manual effort quickly becomes untenable. With releases taking less than 1.5 hours to deploy using MyST, and ~ 30 hours per release, manually, MyST delivers releases more than 20 times faster.
Implementing a fully automated Private Middleware Platform as a Service combined with automated Release Management has resulted in faster project start up time, improved developer and test team productivity and less configuration issues.