To be competitive, organizations are looking to use technology to drive innovation into their products and services, and simultaneously deliver efficiencies. While it’s clear that technology must be at the center of innovation, IT itself can be a barrier, often failing to deliver the required transformations either on-time or on-budget. Development teams are adopting agile practices in an attempt to deliver solutions faster, yet they are often blocked by the capacity of IT Operations to provision “Production like” Dev and Test environments in a timely way. Research shows, moving Dev/Test to the cloud can reduce development time by an order of 11 to 20 percent, with some projects experiencing 30%+ time savings.
Delivering Dev/Test in the Cloud has Challenges
The promise of cloud is that development and test environments are delivered as a service on demand, ready to consume. The reality is not so straightforward - replicating existing manual and semi-scripted approaches to configure and set up cloud infrastructure that mirrors your on-premise production environment is time-consuming, error prone, and does not scale.
On the path to production, application code will often be deployed 100's of times into Dev and Test environments. When performed manually, this process is highly error prone and inconsistent, adding both additional cost and time to a project. This is compounded by the fact that in most large organizations different teams are performing these tasks in each environment. To successfully move Dev/Test workloads to the cloud, requires organizations to change existing build, deployment and configuration practices.
Frictionless Deployment On Cloud and On-Premise
To unlock the commercial and speed to market benefits of developing in the cloud, the process of taking code developed and tested in the cloud and deploying it on-premise needs to be frictionless. The two key prerequisites to achieving this are, consistent environment configuration across cloud and on-premise and having a standardized automated process for building and deploying code across all environments.
Rubicon Red MyST delivers automated platform provisioning and configuration for Oracle Middleware, on-cloud and on-premise. MyST uses a declarative approach to automation, meaning users create a “platform definition” that defines the desired goal state of your middleware platform; which, at the push of a button, is provisioned and configured by MyST.Read White Paper
Automated Configuration and Deployment to Cloud
Application Blueprints are used to define the artifacts that make up your application, configuration requirements for the artifacts as well as configuration changes that need to be applied to the Oracle Middleware platform. Application Models are used to capture environment specific values.
Within MyST, Release Pipelines allow you to quickly establish a standardized process for automating the build, deployment and configuration of Oracle Middleware solutions on-premise and in the cloud of your choice. The powerful configuration management features in Release Pipelines enable platform configuration-only deployments as well as combining multiple applications and configuration deployments into a single release. This capability makes it very easy to automate deployments across cloud and on-premise.
We went from waiting 2-3 months to get a development environment to same day... this plus the Continuous Delivery capability was key to the project delivering on time. Project Manager, Leading Australian Bank
Deploy to your Cloud Platform of Choice
Speak to us today to discuss how our team of consultants can develop a strategy and architecture to allow you to take advantage of the cloud platform of your choice, to accelerate delivery to market. We have helped customers implement Oracle Cloud Platform leveraging Oracle SOA Cloud Service, Oracle Integration Cloud Service and Oracle Java Cloud Service for their Dev/Test environments while running Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle WebLogic Server in Production on-premise.
Alternatively, we have customers leveraging their enterprise AWS environments to deploy Oracle SOA Suite to Dev/Test in the cloud. Our skilled consultants can design an architecture that is right for you and can leverage Rubicon Red MyST to deliver these solutions in a consistent, repeatable and scalable manner to local, dedicated and shared cloud environments.Learn More
Faster Time to Market and Cost Optimization
Rubicon Red MyST was used to deliver a Middleware Platform as a Service (PaaS) running on AWS to quickly and consistently provision highly available Oracle Middleware environments in the cloud for this large oil and gas exploration company.Read Case Study