The topic of this IBM i DevOps TechTalk podcast is “Getting Started with DevOps.” It features Andrew Clark, DevOps Product Manager, and Senior Solutions Architects Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley as they discuss why every IBM i shop should be moving to DevOps and how to get started:
- Basic Steps you can take today
- Leveraging your non-IBM i team
- Key recommendations around tools and process
- RIO gains
- How Arcad tooling and pipeline integration can create the ‘automagic’
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Solution Architect, ARCAD Software
Alan has been in support and promotion of the IBM i platform for over 30 years and is the Presales Consultant for DevOps on IBM i role with ARCAD Software. Prior to joining ARCAD Software, he spent many years in multiple roles within IBM from supporting customers through HA to DR to Application promotion to migrations of the IBM i to the cloud. In those roles, he saw first hand the pains many have with Application Lifecycle Management, modernization, and data protection. His passion in those areas fits right in with the ARCAD suite of products.
Senior Consultant, ARCAD Software
Ray is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner. He has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.
DevOps Manager, ARCAD Software
Andrew Clark has been working on the IBM i platform for more than 30 years, beginning with the “secret Mankato Project” on a pre-release version of os/400, and an internship at IBM Rochester working on the Query team. He has development expertise in more than a dozen languages on multiple platforms, as well as a background in green-screen, Windows, mobile and web development. His major responsibilities included coordinating developers from four different offices in three different continents while still maintaining Architect responsibilities. He is proficient at everything DB/SQL on IBM i, and has extensive experience in the entire DevOps lifecycle.