September 26, 2017

High Anxiety: Automating deployments for 3,000 applications at Travelers Insurance in less than a year

Frank Canihuante has been building continuous delivery pipelines since before the term was coined, but never at the scale Travelers Insurance now required: 3000 developers, 3,000 applications and 6,000 deployment targets.

Learn how Frank led Travelers’ one year transition from a decade-old, custom system to UrbanCode, IBM’s scalable deployment automation solution and a simultaneous integration with Jenkins.

Learn the keys to success:

  • Gaining the trust of the developers through a POC
  • Re-using deployment patterns across projects
  • Optimizing pipeline operations
  • Planning for extreme scale

 Join Frank Canihuante, Technical Lead, Travelers Insurance and Eric Minick, Senior Product Manager, IBM to hear the details of the project: its many challenges, solutions, and lessons learned.








Frank Canihuante, Technical Lead, Travelers

Frank Canihuante currently provides technical leadership, solutions and strategy based on deep experience with and first-hand knowledge of CI/CD tools and best practices to architect DevOps solutions in a large enterprise with a mix of platforms including distributed systems on IaaS (Windows, Linux), PaaS (private/public), databases, mainframes, mobile, and desktops.

Frank has led small to large teams of onshore and offshore developers, QA, and DevOps engineers, and has been the lead developer and hands-on architect on a range of software development projects, including distributed systems, web, database, desktop, business intelligence and analytics.

Frank is skilled on all aspects of the SDLC, including requirements, analysis, design, implementation, operations and support, multiple project management approaches such as Waterfall, Agile, SAFe, and Kanban, and has worked with various programming languages, operating systems, tools, and technologies.





 Eric Minick, Senior Product Manager, UrbanCode, IBM

Eric Minick is a technical evangelist. He joined IBM through its acquisition of UrbanCode. He has spent the last 10 years helping organizations large and small adopt continuous integration, delivery and, now, DevOps. He is a frequent speaker on the topic, and co-authored “Application Release and Deployment For Dummies.” Prior to consulting, Eric was a developer, test automation engineer and support engineer, and has contributed to multiple generations of UrbanCode products.


Twitter: @ericminick