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New Control-M Workbench enables a Jobs-as-Code approach for application developers
HOUSTON — June 14, 2017 — As part of its strategy to empower developers and continue to drive DevOps innovation in multi-cloud environments, BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today introduced Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service, standalone development environment. This new capability accelerates application delivery and improves application quality for organizations driving innovation to market in an ever-increasingly competitive digital business economy.
Control-M Workbench expands the capability of the Control-M Automation API introduced in 2016. Control-M Automation API is a set of programmatic interfaces that allows developers and DevOps engineers to automate application workflows in a self-service manner within the agile application release process. Control-M Workbench can be deployed in minutes, giving developers the autonomy to code, debug, and test workflows the same way that any other coding activity is performed.
Control-M Workbench supports Digital Business Automation, which BMC believes is a new adaptive approach to IT automation that simplifies managing hybrid multi-cloud environments.
DevOps Accelerates with Jobs-as-Code
When using this approach and leveraging Control-M Workbench, organizations can:
Closer collaboration between development and operations
Control-M Workbench fosters skill-sharing and collaboration between development and operations. This new capability gives developers access to build, test, and debug batch automation in a sandbox environment, and seamlessly integrate with their preferred Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools and methods, including JSON, Git, Jenkins, and others.
BMC customer Carfax has adopted this new DevOps approach with developers across varying applications. “A Jobs-as-Code approach is paramount for anyone doing agile development and DevOps,” said Robert Stinnett, Automation Analyst, IT Operations at Carfax. “We have been using Control-M for years in operations, and now the product gives our developers full ownership and control of their jobs in a coding environment that is familiar to them, so they can define the business processes they want to automate in production.”
“The key to being agile in a multi-cloud environment is for companies to adapt to the challenges posed by diverse infrastructure, disparate data, and accelerated applications to deliver true Digital Business Automation. One of these specific challenges is better collaboration in the Dev to Ops application hand-off process,” said Gur Steif, president, digital business automation at BMC. “With our latest innovation, Control-M Workbench, developers and DevOps engineers can shift left and deliver applications faster and with better quality to drive business growth and a competitive advantage.”
To download Control-M Workbench, click here.
1 Enterprise Management Associates, “Jobs-as-Code Approach Infuses DevOps Focus into Scheduling, Workload Automation”, 2017
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