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DROPS for i

Release Management for IBM i

Best-in-class release management for IBM i applications. Deploy IBM i apps and database upgrades in sync with distributed systems – on prem, hybrid and multi-cloud. Transfer high-volume data with near-zero disruption of users. Manage critical data ‘as code’ with full audit trail. For Application Release Orchestration, use DROPS with enterprise tools IBM UrbanCode and HCL Launch.

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Solution Application Release Orchestration

Need maximum automation and security in IBM i application releases?

Orchestrate continuous deployment, on premise and cloud

Use DROPS for i for…

Software and database upgrades

Optimize the continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) of both IBM i software AND data. Accelerate the feedback loop for faster time-to-value.

Application-level release view

Gain real-time visibility over the status of multiple business applications. Manage interdependencies from a single point of control.

Drive value across your teams
AND your business

Power Development Teams

Power Your Development Teams

  • 100% automation of IBM i application deployment across multiple targets, on premise or cloud
  • Release Plans and Deployment Workflow
  • Automated rollback: return to a previous stable version of your application, in a single click

  • ‘DevOps for Data’: automated database upgrades
  • Keep critical data (parameter settings) under version control
  • Integrate DROPS via open REST APIs

  • No ‘vendor lock-in’: extend DROPS with your chosen technologies, languages and tools

Business Value

Deliver business value

  • Coordinate your Application releases with transparency for all stakeholders
  • High Application Resiliency: reduce risk of defects & downtime
  • Continuous Delivery -> rapid feedback loop, shorter development cycles, faster time to value
  • Governance: Traceability and audit trail of application release management process
  • Proven, repeatable process brings massive productivity gains in Release Management – reducing deployment effort by a factor of 3 on average
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We are well on track to achieve our original goal of a 40% saving in deployment workload, meaning a return on investment from DROPS in under 3 years. We have already reduced the time spent in deployment by a factor of 3

Vincent Le Guern Software Architecture Manager At System U

Vincent Le Guern

Software Architecture Manager at System U


Start deploying your applications!

  • New! Pay-per-Use feature*

    Pay as you deploy, predictable costs that scale with your business
    No hidden fees or billing surprises, ever
    *Available on Windows, Linux, UNIX
  • Easy setup

  • Comprehensive & real-life scenario

  • Guided hands-on tour of key functions

  • Obligation-free

  • Support and Consultancy included

  • New! 50 deployments for free
    3750, – per 250 deployments

Optional DROPS modules add unique functionality for IBM i

DROPS for i complements your existing release automation tools

Enhance your deployment toolstack with DROPS unique capabilities

ibm urban code deploy
Extend IBM UrbanCode Deploy
hcl software devops
Extend HCL Launch

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Datasheet ARCAD pack for i

ARCAD is a key differentiator for UrbanCode making the product unique on the market for automated BUILD & DEPLOYMENT of IBM i applications.

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Datasheet ARCAD DevOps for IBM i

Unique solution for automated Build, Test & Deployment of IBM i applications.

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DROPS offers a unique solution for the management and orchestration of application and systems software deployment.

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System U cuts application deployment costs by 40% using DROPS
on IBMi and Linux

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Major Canadian financial institution accelerates their time-to-market on IBM i, delivering higher-quality features 3 times faster using ARCAD for DevOps and Git

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