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Release Management Solaris Server


A large Swiss bank with over 45.000 employees.


Implementation of a complete new Release-Management-Solution for 5000 SOLARIS-Server to reduce the time to market for new application releases, enhance automation, enhance quality and reduce the costs. This included also a new Release Management process, and a new Change Management process, a complete new versioning, layering and component modelling approach.

This solution was created in 2001/2002, is still used by approx. 1500 users in operations and onshore/offshore development, supports three different deployment products and two different operation systems, has approx. 8000 target systems and deploys up to 150.000 packages a month.

  • Automated, process-controlled Installation/Upgrade of middle-ware components
  • Integration into the development toolchain including automated packaging and deployment also into test stages
  • Release,- and Change Management process spawning all test cycles and production
  • clearly said: this was DevOps (in 2001 !!!!) 


  • Re-Design und Documentation of the  Change-Management and Release-Management-Processes
  • Requirements Management for with engineering, application development, Production, Audit und Security
  • Lead Architect for the integrated solution
  • Project Management for several releases  (including budget control)
  • Implementation of several interfaces and extension