Las Vegas, USA and Hilversum, NETHERLANDS, May 4, 2010 - XebiaLabs, the deployment automation company for Java applications, today announced the release of the IBM WebSphere Portal Plugin for its flagship product Deployit. The announcement was made this morning during IBM Impact Conference in Las Vegas.
With the IBM WebSphere Portal Plugin, developers and administrators are able to deploy new portlets, themes and skins, theme policies and various other portal settings to their test and production environments.
Deployit’s plugin for IBM WebSphere Portal covers the deployment of portal related artifacts:
- Portlets through the use of EAR and WAR files
- Themes & skins, including automatically applying IBM standards from the latest installed fix pack to custom themes and skins
- Configuration of theme policies
- Portal settings, including the configuration of mark-up and clients support
- Execution of XMLAccess, in order to correctly deploy access rights, pages, labels, URL mappings, resource bundles, property files and policies.
The plugin supports IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 and above.
According to Vincent Partington, CTO of XebiaLabs, the IBM WebSphere Portal Plugin is yet another milestone in supporting the IBM WebSphere platform in Deployit: “We are very proud to announce the new portal plugin during this IBM Impact event. By allowing our customers now to also automate their deployments to the IBM WebSphere Portal infrastructure, we have made a significant step in making life easier for both Portal developers and Portal administrators. By using Deployit combined with the new portal plugin, our customers can speed up their deployments to their portal environments about 3 to 4 times.”
The IBM WebSphere Portal plugin is demonstrated at the XebiaLabs booth, which is to be found at booth location S 2. Besides the portal plugin, other capabilities of the Deployit deployment automation solution are shown as well.
Deployit is a Deployment Automation solution that enables both Operations and Development to manage their software deployments in an efficient, secure and predictable manner.
Deployit automates Java deployments to IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, JBoss and Tomcat environments. This includes configuring other middleware components such as web servers, databases, security proxies, firewalls and load balancers. Deployit integrates with build frameworks like Maven, continuous integration tools like Hudson and Bamboo and with CMDBs like IBM Tivoli CCMDB and HP Universal CMDB.
Deployit provides a well-documented API framework to customize the behaviour of its built-in deployment best practices. Developers can also extend the Deployit platform to include other (custom-built) middleware stacks.
Recently, Deployit was awarded as most innovative software solution of 2010 by the German organization of independent IBM WebSphere professionals.
XebiaLabs is the leading provider of Deployment Automation solutions. With its flagship product Deployit, XebiaLabs automates Java EE deployments in an enterprise environment. Deployit allows organizations to manage their middleware environments by predictably executing and automating their Java application deployments.
XebiaLabs was founded in 2008, and currently serves various customers around the world.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, XebiaLabs is an international company with development and sales offices in the USA, France, Germany and India. In other countries, XebiaLabs works through a network of local representatives.