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Serena Release Automation
The DevOps movement is the logical result of decades of IT process and technology enhancements with a goal of instilling better interaction and productivity between application development (App Dev) and IT operations (IT Ops); and with the end result being that Dev and Ops deliver faster what the business needs – applications and services with significant customer value. It is this customer value that leads to revenue growth that is the real business growth driver of the future.
[Click to enlarge] Flexible Application Delivery for DevOps
Applications are the heart of the DevOps movement, as they have vital roles in how businesses fulfill their customer requirements. Improving communications and integrating processes between these long-divided groups is something the entire IT industry should be working towards, as the speed we need to deliver software today is ever increasing and at the same time the tolerance for application errors is decreasing.
The rise of new development methodologies -- from agile and scrum through to Kanban – has provided developers with the means to boost their productivity and meet these changing business requirements. But these methods have their own consequences and impacts on the overall process. There are still challenges to be faced around how demand for application functionality and updates are managed within the business, and also how this new development work is deployed into production.
These junctions – where requirements meet developers meet operations – are where hand-offs are fumbled, delays are experienced, and costs creep in. And it is these challenges that Serena Release Automation solves.
The technology focus today of the DevOps movement is all about delivering applications and application changes faster into production. Complexity arises from then volume of changes, the number of environments in which changes must be deployed, the variety of scripts that must be maintained, and the large number of people involved from change request to production delivery.
Whether following a stage gate delivery methodology or implementing continuous delivery or continuous deployment, Serena Release Automation helps you meet the application release challenge by providing tools that improve deployment speeds while simultaneously improving their reliability.