New ARCAD for DevOps release enables rapid automation of IBM i application build and deploy within any existing Azure DevOps toolstack
Peterborough, NH and Annecy, France – 7/12/2020 – ARCAD Software, international leader in DevOps and Modernization solutions, today announced the integration of its IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) technology with Azure DevOps, the all-in-one development platform from Microsoft spanning collaboration, source code control, work tracking, and continuous integration and delivery.
This latest integration from ARCAD meets the needs of those organizations seeking to accelerate and streamline application delivery using one single DevOps toolstack and pipeline across all development technologies, both IBM i and distributed systems.
With ARCAD’s plugins to Azure DevOps, organizations can now rapidly create IBM i application build and deploy tasks within an existing Azure pipeline in a single click. Application artifacts can be pulled from the Azure DevOps artifact repository or GitHub making it easy to hook up IBM i deployment using a fully authenticated secure service connection. For maximum flexibility the solution supports both graphical editing or YAML configuration as code. Substitution variables are managed automatically to enable true continuous integration on IBM i.
Philippe Magne, ARCAD CEO commented on the new integration: “Applications developed in RPG or COBOL on IBM i still underpin core business transactions today and the trend is to move away from risky application rewrites or replacements and focus instead on modernizing existing assets. Modernization means incorporating IBM i application development into standard DevOps pipelines already in use on other platforms. IT leaders need a single, end-to-end, all-inclusive view to pilot diverse applications and manage complex dependencies automatically. This ‘single toolstack’ approach reduces risk and is a massive boost to team productivity. By integrating ARCAD solutions within Azure DevOps we help IT leaders accelerate value delivery across their entire application portfolio, while empowering them with the metrics and intelligence they need for continuous improvement and maximum ROI”.