April 13, 2011 Leave a comment
I am very pleased to inform you about the IBM Announcement yesterday which extends the ability of Rational Automation Framework to support managing configurations and application deployments for other IBM and non-IBM middleware environments. In this announcement letter, IBM announced the MidVision extensions to IBM® Rational® Automation Framework for IBM WebSphere®. IBM Rational Automation Framework (RAF) already supported WebSphere Application Server and Feature Packs, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Registry and Repository, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere HTTP Server for install, patching, configuration and application deployment.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with RAF, it is a customizable and extensible framework for management and control of complex middleware environments. It provides a tool for middleware environments that can deliver automation and consolidation capabilities for administration of development, Q&A, staging, and production. The framework helps businesses increase productivity, improve speed, quality, and consistency of application delivery, and reduce costs of standards compliance, IT governance, and disaster recovery.
With MidVision Extension to IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere Connectivity, IBM now extends IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere to offer core automation benefits to two key middleware environments from the WebSphere Connectivity portfolio:
- WebSphere MQ Series
- WebSphere Message Broker
In addition, IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere for the first time offers support to non-IBM middleware platforms with two additional MidVision extensions:
- Oracle WebLogic Application Server
- RedHat JBoss Application Server
RAF leverages the Build Forge Automation technology. Those of you that are at Impact should stop by the Deployment, Planning and Automation Pedestal to check the new product out.