IBM Rational Helps Financial Services Holding Company Improve Time to Market and Lower Operational Costs
The financial services holding company needed to streamline the installation process for its IBM WebSphere software, its primary middleware component. Automating the WebSphere environment setup and code and configuration deployment processes would eliminate the requirement for the manual development of scripts, which is costly. They choose to adopt IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere for its WebSphere installation, configuration and deployment capabilities. The company used IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager to perform the base IBM WebSphere Application Server install and IBM Rational Build Forge and IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere to set up profiles, create clusters, manage configuration and deployment, and compare configuration. Reduced operating costs by replacing its manual processes with a repeatable, reliable and high-performing solution.