Avnet Services:IBM

How We Do It

Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere (RAFW)

Infrastructure Automation (RAFW)

The Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere (RAFW) is a new product offering from IBM Rational that enables you to scale scarce WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and WebSphere Portal (WP) Server administrative resources along with your growing WebSphere middleware environment. Clients typically experience a reduction of costs through efficiencies that are realized in one month or less with a typical ROI in 4-6 months or less.

Avnet Services has invented and implemented underlying technology for dozens of IBM middleware customers across the globe.

Needs Addressed:

  • Shrinking middleware operations budgets combined with growing demand for middleware administration
  • Costly troubleshooting cycles due to environment synchronization issues
  • Delayed time to market resulting from long release cycles

Key Capabilities:

  • Environment comparison and synchronization
  • Application deployment automation
  • Product installation and patching automation
  • Configuration auditing, versioning and rollback

RAFW is based on technology developed by Avnet Services and we have extended base WAS/WP support to include:

  • WebSphere Process Server
  • WebSphere Business Monitor
  • WebSphere ESB
  • WebSphere Commerce
  • WebSphere Datapower
  • Lotus Connections