ARCAD Pack for UrbanCode
Deployment automation for IBM i and multi-platform
Tools for multi-platform deployment automation
ARCAD Pack for UrbanCode contains a full set of tools for deployment automation across IBM i, z/OS, UNIX, Linux. Many ARCAD tools can be bought individually to solve specific problems but packs yield a better ROI.
ARCAD Pack for UrbanCode is specifically designed to provide the specific IBM i technology needed in the IBM UrbanCode Deploy product. The pack enables UrbanCode Deploy to be implemented successfully in an IBM i environment.
ARCAD Pack for UrbanCode is Compatible with any existing IBM i Source Code Management tool already in place, such as ARCAD-Skipper, Rational Team Concert (RTC), Subversion (SVN) or Git.
IBM UrbanCode Deploy is part of the wider IBM DevOps solution targeting continuous release and deployment. IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, database and configurations into development, test and production environments, speeding the deployment process while making it easier and more reliable.
IBM UrbanCode Deploy can automate deployments across z/OS, UNIX, Linux and Windows. ARCAD modules add the functionality needed for a complete deployment automation solution on IBM i.
ARCAD-Builder automates dependency-based recompile for IBM i applications, ensuring that only, and all, dependent components are recompiled. It takes into account pre and post compile steps, object attributes, dependencies, access rights, and ownership. ARCAD-Builder also automates the transfer of data from old to new file structures during the compile.
ARCAD-Datachanger enables configuration data to be managed in a similar way to source code changes. With ARCAD-Datachanger, it becomes easy to identify and maintain a list of configuration data, including definition of files, fields and data areas. Configuration data can be packaged into versions, and transferred to development, to test and to production the same way you would with source code, with a complete audit trail. It is possible to see which configuration data elements were changed, see before and after images of the change, when changed and who changed. If a critical problem occurs ARCAD-Datachanger can perform a rapid rollback of configuration data to a known correct version.
ARCAD-Integrater analyses the impact of third party software changes before they are installed in production, to enable a more controlled roll-out. It can perform an automated, independent impact analysis of new service packs, new releases and versions, to show a list of impacted components and how they are impacted if the changes were to be installed. It thus summarizes components and their interdependencies in an easily understandable way.
ARCAD Deliver is an IBM i based deployment automation tool for rapid, reliable and repeatable transfers to production. Automation is the key:
- Flexible, customizable delivery templates.
- List managers which can work with custom groups of components.
- Automated transfer to test, to reference and to production.
- Transfer history logs which provide a reliable audit trail of all transfers.
- Rapid rollback which allows a return to a previous stable state in the event of error.
- A status console which shows the real-time status of all components.
- Support for 24X7 environments with huge files.
- IBM i and multi-platform support.
- Proven in some of the world’s toughest development environments.