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Has Cyber Monday a taste of Black Monday for some companies?

After black Friday where American citizens can buy at low price goods in most of the shops comes the Cyber Monday. On that day eShops make incredible discount on their products via the web which attract a lot of cyber customers. This has for consequence a short and huge increase of the load of all servers owned by these companies. This sudden load increase is also called peak load.

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QuickStart with DevOps on IBM SmartCloud Application Services

In this blog, I will explain how you can quickly start with DevOps on IBM SmartCloud Application Services.

The IBM SmartCloud Application Services contains all software you need to run DevOps.

You have access to the ‘Collaborative LifeCycle Management Services’ (CLMS) which will provide the Rational suite (RTC/RRC/RQM). You can also enable the ‘Workload Service’ (WS) which will allows you to quickly deploy a pattern on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise platform and to connect the dots, you can use the Rational Application Developer (RAD) image available in the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise public catalog.

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DevOps at work with IBM SmartCloud Application Services, IBM’s platform as a service

The DevOps methodology consists of a number of use-cases to manage application development. DevOps covers three areas: development, quality insurance and technology operation. All three are offered within IBM SmartCloud Application Services, IBM’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering. Adopting a DevOps methodology will provide a reduced change scope, will increase release coordination, and speed automation.

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Pattern-type (Part 12): Call a service to insert parameters in the vm topology.

The provided Java API has a number of interfaces, one of them is the PostProvisioner on which I already wrote a blog (Pattern-type (Part 11): Add a post processor to a deployment) another one is the ServiceProvisioner. With this interface you can insert parameter value in the vm topology.

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Why choose IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Service instead of scripts?

Through this blog, I would like to explain the extra benefits you can get from IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Service (SCAWS) versus creating your own scripts with the provided IBM SmartCloud Enterprise API to deploy a topology on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Continue Reading ->