An organizations source of competitive advantage is increasingly defined by the IT Systems that underpin how its products and services are delivered to the end customer. As a result, organizations are looking to reduce the time to market for product innovations and improvements. To compress the timeframes required to deliver business innovations to market, companies are increasingly adopting agile development practices to deliver smaller and more frequent releases.
The Need for Agile Operations
Whilst development practices are improving; IT Operations - who still rely heavily on manual configurations, custom scripts, cloning approaches and golden images to manage their Oracle Middleware infrastructure – are struggling to scale to meet development demands. As a result, the adoption of Agile Practices has simply moved the bottleneck from development to operations, preventing Agile from realizing its potential and leading to increased conflict between development and operations.
DevOps is about extending many of the concepts of agile development to operations, plus fostering greater collaboration between Dev and Ops. That means that the core best practices of Agile Development - like automation, version control and continuous delivery - are applied to the creation, configuration and on-going life cycle management of your Oracle Middleware platform.
Infrastructure as Code
Rather than manually provisioning environments, making configuration changes or using one-off scripts to make infrastructure adjustments, the operations infrastructure is managed instead using the same rules that govern application development. A concept referred to as treating infrastructure as code (IaC). Agile operations should not be performed in isolation; rather the processes for managing infrastructure as code need to be integrated with your agile development processes such as continuous integration / delivery. A key aspect of this is providing a self-service experience to developers, so they can provision and re-provision their own dev and test environments. Removing the need to involve Ops – allowing them to stay focused on running production. DevOps makes your business more agile, eliminating silos and improving collaboration across teams.
DevOps for Oracle Middleware
Rubicon Red MyST is the most advanced and intuitive DevOps solution for Oracle Middleware. It enables you to quickly establish a standardized, repeatable and automated process across your organization for provisioning and managing your Oracle Middleware infrastructure / platform as well automating the build and deployment of Oracle Middleware applications. All with Zero Scripting.
MyST uses a declarative approach to automation, meaning users simply define the target state of the Oracle Middleware infrastructure to be deployed; which, at the push of a button, is automatically provisioned by MyST. The declarative approach means incremental configuration changes are simple to make and propagate across all environments. Users just update the required target state; MyST will determine and perform the required steps to apply the necessary changes. With MyST there is no need to maintain complicated scripts or workflows for each configuration change, eliminating errors and simplifying on- going maintenance.Learn More
MyST allows us to have complete confidence that each release is Production ready because the environments and build processes are identical across all staging environments from Development and Test, all the way through to Production. Project Delivery Manager
DevOps for Oracle SOA
Using Rubicon Red MyST, Rabobank has transformed a highly complex, manual, error prone process that could not support their agile development practices into an automated, predictable process that enables them to rapidly deliver new functionality to market.Read Case Study