IGT implemented Industry’s first “TPF Cross Functional Impact Matrix” enabling quick identification of the dependency of each program on multiple functions for a leading GDS provider.
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- Migration from legacy TPF to open systems z/TPF platform.
- Key applications to be migrated:
– Passenger Services System(PSS)
– Passenger Name Record Complex systems (PNR)
- Leveraging existing knowledge of TPF systems
- Utilizing a proven approach to handle large-scale z/TPF Migration
- Developing a well defined migration plan (utilizing phased approach)
The client is a leading Global Distribution System (GDS) providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the travel industry
Complex architecture of the existing system, driving significant challenges to the implementation:
- Multiple dependent projects to be integrated into the overall z/TPF Migration program for successful completion
- Unavailability of resources was an additional challenge
Single source – maintaining one set of source code that will run on both TPF 4.1 and z/TPF
- Defining/updating rules in TPF Toolkit: IGT team worked on creating their own rules in TPF Toolkit that required some replacements and auto fixes
- Removed compilation errors and warnings for TPF4.1 and z/TPF LINUX
- TPF4.1 production loads: Groups of remediated application segments were tested and moved to the TPF 4.1 production environment in smaller packages.
- Debugging (4.1 and z/TPF Regression Test)
- Prepare for implementation of code on z/TPF Environment: This includes Pro-active involvement by the IGT z/TPF Migration team in any diagnostic needs during implementations on z/TPF Test and copy systems
Repeatable test processes were developed that were used to test and Regression test the single source application code throughout the z/TPF upgrade. This process was executed at various intervals during the Program.
- Baseline functional 4.1 test executed against the as-is TPF 4.1 environment
- TPF 4.1 regression test executed after the z/TPF single source modifications were completed
- z/TPF regression test executed in the z/TPF environment once the operating system updates were applied
- Migration to zTPF with 99.99% success rate with up to 10% cost savings
- 96,000 prebuilt functional testing scenarios resulting in less time to market
- 40,000 TPF modules single sourced in 9 months
- Reduction in license cost and maintenance and upgrade cost
- Innovators of customized accelerators
– Industry’s first “TPF Cross Functional Impact Matrix” enabling quick identification of dependency of each program on multiple functions
- Utility and EXECs to ensure data integrity
- Migration of 26 programs per month per developer