DevOps and continuous delivery in the cloud with JazzHub
The DevOps and continuous delivery in the cloud with JazzHub session at IBM Pulse focused on lessons learned while implementing solutions in the cloud and the importance of taking a DevOps approach. Ben Chodroff, CloudOne CTO, and Hari Vetsa, Rational Architect, spoke to the team’s migration from IBM SmartCloud Enterprise to SoftLayer. A major reason the team chose to move to SoftLayer is that the more malleable nature of SoftLayer proved a better fit for what they were after. Ben Chodroff advised that when moving to cloud, “make sure the cloud you pick will work for you - not all clouds are created equal”.
JazzHub began as an initiative to bring Rational Team Concert in the cloud to academic users. Due to its success, it expanded to the wider software development community so that anyone can collaborate with others to seamlessly plan, track, and develop software in the cloud. JazzHub provides a DevOps solution in the cloud that provides an open, rapid development experience that scales.
As JazzHub is built for DevOps, the CloudOne and Rational team decided that they would leverage it and be the first adopters. The journey started with automation of basic features such as stop and start applications using shell scripts. The team sought feedback from consumers and continuous delivery has allowed the development team to rapidly incorporate feedback into JazzHub. Since they began, the team continues to add capabilities and expand features to more robust tools like Perl, Python and Chef. The vision is to achieve full automation of operational activities - a vision they are certain JazzHub is capable of helping them achieve.