Claims to help businesses better control creation, testing and performance of services
IBM has unveiled new software integrations, through which organisations can manage and automate processes across their development, test and operations teams. Reportedly, the new integrations give clients better control over the services they provide to customers while lowering the overall cost of delivery and shortening the time to market for new services.
IBM said that it has integrated the components of its Rational and Tivoli software offerings to help organisations improve the development, production and delivery of services by integrating and automating processes across their development, test and operations teams. Rational automates the build cycle during the development phase and then releases it to Tivoli to automatically deploy it onto servers in production and manage overall quality and performance.
The combination gives businesses better control of the creation, testing and performance of the services they provide to customers and shorten the time to market of new services, and make it easier for organisations to demonstrate compliance with industry regulations, the company said.
IBM is also offering new business services for implementing a service management strategy. The planning and implementing phases utilise IBM’s global intellectual capital, reduce the cost of technology integration, and improve service levels. The IT Management Consulting Services helps clients establish an IT service strategy with a defined IT service portfolio and a service catalog.
According to IBM, the new integrated software offerings include Rational test lab manager and Tivoli provisioning manager and Tivoli application dependency and Discovery manager; Rational performance tester and Tivoli composite application manager; Rational asset manager and Tivoli change and configuration management database; Rational clearquest and Tivoli service request manager; and Rational software architect and Tivoli application dependency discovery manager.
In addition, IBM is also introducing new and enhanced software delivery offerings to improve the automation of development tasks and team collaboration, provide a deeper view of IT building blocks, and streamline asset lifecycle management making approved assets accessible to collaborative development teams. The new and enhanced products include Rational system architect and Rational focal point; Rational quality manager; and Rational team concert and Rational asset manager.