The administration of your Polarion system requires continuous maintenance, depending on the size of the installation. This involves ensuring operation and low to no downtime, regularly updating the software and validating it, and processing support requests for performance.
For all these activities, we offer you suitable solutions to support the IT department. These tasks are performed outside Polarion and are the prerequisite for a stable Polarion installation.
We offer this support for both VM installations and the cloud.
The first apsekt of services under this heading is the transformation of your on-premis Polarion installation into your private cloud. Siemens offers you the product Polarion-X, but it is not effective for customers with their own extensions, because there is no possibility to operate several Polarion servers under one license (DEV/TEST/STAGING/PROD) and also the installation of own plugins is not possible.
By using the IaC software terraform, we have developed modules that enable Polarion installation in your cloud. We can show you our model live on AWS. We then adapt this model together with you and the result is a terraform configuration with which you can then easily create additional Polarion instances (training server, new feature server). The terraform module approach allows you to use any Polarion version.
The second aspect of digital transformation involves a model of procedure for the development and management of polarion extensions. You can safely control the following extensions with our procedure model:
- Java Plugins
- Project Templates
- Velocity Makros
The procedure model includes a project template for managing changes to any configuration file and web-based deployment from different servers (TEST/STATGING/PROD/TRAINING/…)
The release deployment also includes source code management in gitbub. We show you we edit the source code (hotfixes, feature branches, master, developer branches, etc.). After the commit, a new version of the plugin is created automatically and made available on the DEV server.
Analysis of your existing installation
You give us the opportunity to analyze your installation and we will provide you with documentation on
- the possibilities to improve the server installation (coordinator, polarion.properties, memory usage, optimization of database, etc.)
- Downsizing: Which of the extensions you use have entered Polarion out-of-the-box
- Switching from WikiPages to LivereportPages
- Enabling from Extentions: You get support in installing and integrating plugins from the Polarion Extentition side
You will certainly be able to add to this list.