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Sterling Order Management System on PureApplication


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PureApplication and IBM Sterling Order Management pattern by Icon Solutions.

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Sterling Order Management System on PureApplication

  1. 1. Exploiting Hybrid Cloud to Better Manage Retail Workloads and Lower Management Costs BIN-4237 Thursday 26th February 2015 BIN-4237
  2. 2. Icon and PureApplication Skilled PureAppllication Practice •Focused on the needs of current and prospective customers •Includes ex IBM Hursley Lab contacts Leader in PureApplication Patterns •First Internet Banking pattern (award winning) •First MQ Broker plugin •First WS Commerce & Sterling Order management pattern •First Software AG webMethods pattern Specialist in DevOps •UrbanCode and PureApp integrators •SDLC enablers •Practical experience with large global insurer Owners of the European Pure User Group •An independent community for PureApplication customers to share user experiences, exchange best practices and help shape future plans 2
  3. 3. 3 Retail topologies are complicated…
  4. 4. 4 Users
  5. 5. 5 The technology can be even more confusing!
  6. 6. 6 The development lifecycle challenges are all too familiar….
  7. 7. 1 It takes too long to deploy test and dev environments 2 Errors creep in between development, test and production environments. 3 Too much IT resource and budget is spent on low-level, routine tasks Just some of the challenges 7
  8. 8. 8 PureApplication creates a transformation
  9. 9. Simplifying the IT project lifecycle Transforms provisioning, speeds up application deployment and reduces IT costs Uses ‘Patterns’ to lock in the knowledge of installing and configuring an entire solution Enables you to deploy new instances of the solution in hours not weeks 9
  10. 10. PureApplication Patterns Building blocks which can be used to configure the software you want to deploy onto a hardware topology You can create repeatable solution infrastructure designs which can be deployed as many times as needed More time is available to work on higher value solutions 10
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  13. 13. 13 What’s in a Pattern
  14. 14. Your Topology Product Suites Software components The 3 Pattern Levels Installs & configures a single product Captures multiple software components into potentially complex suite installs Bespoke pattern which potentially uses product suites & always uses Software Components 14
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  18. 18. 18 Delivering Deployment Benefits
  19. 19. 19 CLEAR ROUTE-TO-LIVE
  20. 20. Clear-Route-To-Live: A Definition Ensuring consistency between: Why? If applications haven’t been developed and tested on the same configuration errors creep in… 20 Dev Test Prod
  21. 21. Clear-Route-To-Live: A Definition 21 Dev Test Prod True customer story: Bug in system took 6 months to surface and took down complete production environment. Why? Different environments between Test and Production !
  22. 22. Route-to-Live 22A Developer uses one instance of a pattern
  23. 23. Route-to-Live 23A Tester can use the exact same pattern but adds on a test client
  24. 24. She then adds on a scaling policy for performance testing
  25. 25. A production administrator then takes the testers pattern, removes the test client and alters the DB to point to the production DB
  26. 26. We can see how there is now a very clear route from the dev pattern to the prod pattern
  27. 27. 27 Extending applications to Hybrid Cloud
  28. 28. Scenario 1: Clear route-to-live 28 This scenario is using the cloud for development and the on-premise for production. But Patterns maintain the same clear-route-to-live.
  29. 29. Scenario 2: Cloud-Bursting 29 When the on-premise solution needs temporarily expanding the cloud can be used for those peak times.
  30. 30. 30 Scenario 3: Global reach I no longer need data centres cross the world. Softlayer has them for me and deals with the specific data protection policies in those regions.
  31. 31. STERLING OMS & WS COMMERCE 31 PureApp and Hybrid Cloud in practice
  32. 32. KEY CHALLENGE Deploy environments quickly, reduce the risk of errors and deliver faster time to value The client: Leading UK retailer The challenge: Needed to get their Commerce & OMS website up and running for the Christmas period - it was already March. 32 Didn’t have the skills and services available to meet this timeline. Commerce & OMS projects already running Taken 6 weeks+ to deploy new environments
  33. 33. 35 OMS + WebSphere Commerce (a HUGE retail product suite!)
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  35. 35. 37 That’s 1000+ pages of configuration This is the Commerce pattern – which already saves you weeks of work.
  36. 36. Combining Commerce and OMS takes the best of both products
  37. 37. Commerce & OMS Topology 39Prior to patterns: users found commerce/OMS so complex they shared resources between dev/test/prod because they found it so hard to build
  38. 38. 40 Icon Commerce/OMS enablement With our pattern you can just add in a script to commerce and be up and running!
  39. 39. KEY CHALLENGE The need to faster deploy environments, reduce the risk of errors and deliver faster time to value. The results: • Cut deploy times of Commerce/OMS topology from 6 weeks+ to under 3 hours. 41 • Self-service development environments now an option • Systems can be upgraded in hours not days.
  40. 40. 42 Questions?
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