A DevOps approach speeds IBM Watson solutions to market

Transforming constant change into continuous innovation and continuous value creation

Published on 23 Oct 2013

This is why pundits extol the virtues of DevOps—smart coordination across the teams' three dimensions of core technology, client solutions and managed services can have amazing impact.

Carl Kraenzel, director of the IBM Watson managed services group, IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM

Customer
IBM Watson

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
United States

Overview

A global computer products, services and solutions company based in the United States, IBM operates in more than 170 countries and has nearly 427,000 employees.

Business need
To develop leading-edge client solutions based on the IBM® Watson™ cognitive computing platform, IBM needed to establish software development and deployment practices to support constant, rapid change.

Solution
The IBM Watson teams used a DevOps approach, including IBM Rational® software, to support continuous delivery of complex new releases.

Benefits
The teams are moving from 9-week to 3-week sprints and pushing every sprint release to production, resulting in three times greater delivery velocity, reduced costs and fewer disruptions for clients.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Rational Team Concert

Hardware
Power 750

Solution
Agile Software Development, Business Continuity, DevOps

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