In many of today’s businesses, implementation of a new product idea or product enhancement takes months, if not years.
This is the result of complex IT environments and infrastructure; change control and the need for production stability and reliability, security considerations, for example. Wouldn’t it be great if one could implement a new product idea in weeks?
Ostia’s Portus technology is an answer to this problem
Portus is a technology for the creation of clever test systems on demand. It tackles the challenge of making complex IT test systems available quickly and on demand by creating simulations of the required links to the back office IT systems. This enables test systems to be made available sooner and in turn reducing the test timeline from months (according to our reference customers) to weeks or even days. This then translates to earlier delivery of new or enhanced applications with less risk and at reduced cost. Portus test systems can be created in days, on cost effective commodity hardware and software, and made available on demand and as required.
For the business, developers and testers, Portus removes the constraints of:
- Test resource availability; costly, restricted access and time taken to deliver test systems
- Test data quality; integrity challenges and not being fully representative
These constraints typically result in testing being squeezed towards the end of the development cycle.
Portus Web Services Platform
“The Portus platform, because of its flexible structure, made the task easier and faster because it has the ability to interface with web technology and is ready for the cloud right from day one.”
Tim Willoughby, Chief Technology Officer, Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), Ireland
CCA Software’s solutions and services are based on our Portus platform. Portus provides Ostia with its ‘Secret Sauce’ giving our customer’s rapid availability of data for cloud, mobile, social and analytics apps and testing.
Portus is the result of 50 person years of productised knowledge and experience wrapped in mobile standards. It is a next generation disruptive technology: simple to use, giving fast and reusable results delivery.
Portus has been created for the modern world where business and technology are inseparable, but where it has become necessary to accept the co-existence of multiple vendors.
Portus has been built using the tools, technologies and standards supported by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that has powered social media. Portus enables the rapid extraction of information from any number of sources, systems or databases (server or mainframe) so it may be combined and presented (and modified, if required) at the point of consumption on any network device – be it PC, tablet or mobile device. This is all achieved without making any application or database changes, creating duplicates of data or having to install any client software.
How does Portus achieve rapid availability of data for cloud, mobile, social and analytics apps?
- Easy to fuse: Configuration only / code-free
- Agile / Adaptive Integration: enables traditionally-built core IT systems to meet agile development demands
- Agnostic: platform, database and language – standards based
- Secure: firewall controlled access to data / logic sources
- Performant and robust: Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) levels of service / fully scalable
- Direct: accesses live data – no copies required
- Virtualisation: Virtual services and creation of synthetic data