Friday 2 July 2021

3 reasons to migrate away from Broadcom CA Lisa and deploy in Docker and Kubernetes

At Traffic Parrot, we have helped several firms plan for and evaluate solutions that complement Broadcom CA Lisa Service Virtualization of IBM MQ, and in some cases, migrate away from Broadcom CA Lisa

As a technology offering, Broadcom CA LISA has a long and impressive track record and many satisfied customers. It’s been in use in mission-critical functional and performance testing at many large firms, in some cases for more than a decade.

One challenge that has led IT teams to approach Traffic Parrot is that the paradigm for deployment infrastructure has been shifting away from manually provisioned VMs and bare hardware to automatically provisioned container-based solutions like Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Infrastructure as code is the process of managing and provisioning computer data centres through machine-readable definition files, rather than physical hardware configuration or interactive configuration tools“. Using an infrastructure-as-code approach allows for lower development and maintenance costs, lower risk, and faster time to market.

  • Docker frees developers from application and infrastructure dependencies, significantly accelerates the software development lifecycle, and enables substantial improvements in infrastructure cost and efficiency.”

  • Kubernetes allows for: 

    • Faster time to market (by on-demand scalability, declarative infrastructure approach and automated provisioning and releases)

    • IT cost optimization (by maximizing capacity and automation of manual processes)

    • Improved scalability and availability (by adopting to demand and automated service uptime rules)

It’s clear that for many companies, this new paradigm offers a superior competitive advantage in responding to their customers' emerging needs promptly and effectively.

Cost is another factor that has driven many IT teams to replace Broadcom CA LISA.

Because Broadcom DevTest CA Lisa is used in mission-critical applications, an 18-24 month migration may be needed to ensure complete verification of all use cases. This project timeline allows the new environment to be fully verified against what has been successfully used by many teams in key projects for years.

To this end, we have developed a migration planning service that helps companies:

  • Understand current development organization roles and governance

  • Scan MARs, project files, and environments to scope the migration project

  • Plan for the shift to containers

  • Execute and orderly migration in phases

  • Verify the “new world” results

If you are exploring migrating away from CA Lisa, we would be happy to do a 20-minute Zoom webinar for your team sharing our experience on how to do a successful migration. Please reach out to us by replying to this email, filling in the contact form, or calling +44 20 3239 7753.

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