If you didn’t see the news yesterday, our friends at CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins company, announced further strengthening of their partner program to delivery continuous delivery success to software development and IT organizations around the world.
It was a pleasure to be quoted in the release, because I firmly believe that continuous delivery isn’t about any one particular process you automate or tool you buy. Instead, to achieve continuous delivery speed and quality, you need to seamlessly connect your processes and tools into a DevOps toolchain that eliminates bottlenecks, manual steps and errors.
Of course, I believe that our deployment automation and release management solutions are critical components in that toolchain, but those products need to plug-in easily and work collaboratively with adjacent tools such as SCCM (e.g., Dimensions CM, PVCS, Subversion, Git), continuous integration (e.g., Jenkins) and infrastructure configuration management (e.g., CFEngine, Puppet, Chef).
If you are near Chicago, San Francisco or Washington DC in the next month, I invite you to come to one of the continuous delivery summits or Jenkins user conferences we are sponsoring with CloudBees to learn more about this subject and see these products working together for DevOps success. I also invite you to attend our next DevOps drive-in webcast on October 30th with Mark Burgess, founder of CFEngine, on the future of configuration management.
“We are excited to partner with CloudBees to deliver world-class Continuous Delivery automation for the world’s largest and most important companies,” said Ali Kheirolomoom, senior vice president of R&D, Serena Software. “Serena provides application deployment automation and release process management solutions that seamlessly integrate with Jenkins-powered CloudBees products, whether in the cloud or on-premise, to enable our mutual customers to speed up application delivery, increase software quality and, most importantly, better respond to the demanding needs of their customers.”
I am pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership agreement with QualityPark (QP), a Serena requirements management partner for over 10 years. Under this agreement, QualityPark will assume software development for Dimensions RM, Serena’s Requirements Management product, and its companion product, Prototype Composer.
This is excellent news for our customers who will benefit not only from QP’s extensive expertise in the Requirements Management market but also their domain knowledge in embedded software, automotive & aviation industries, and the financial, banking & insurance industries. They have a broad footprint in Europe and US with a strong business presence in complex, highly regulated and standards-driven organizations across the globe.
Serena and QP are already collaborating on the next generation of Dimensions RM. Stay tuned for the exciting direction we’re taking the product! In the meantime, feel free to post any questions you have in the Comments section below.
We’re proud to announce the Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5 release. The updates ensure customers can continue to use PVCS with confidence while platform currency provides continued co-existence within their broader development tool ecosystem.
Below are the major highlights from the Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5 release:
Updated platform and integration support with Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5:
Obtaining the New Version & Documentation
Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5, along with the accompanying Readme, Release Notes and Documentation, can be downloaded from My Downloads under Serena Support.
I’m proud to announce that we have delivered ChangeMan SSM 8.4!
ChangeMan System Software Manager (SSM) 8.4 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency. Changes include:
How to Obtain the New Release
Please go to the Support Website to obtain the documentation and software for ChangeMan SSM 8.4. (Note: You must be signed into the site to access this link.) On this webpage, you can choose the ChangeMan SSM 8.4 release.
If the above link does not work for you, please log into http://support.serena.com, click the “My Downloads” tab, then select “ChangeMan SSM” in the “Please Select Product” drop-down box.
I’m proud to announce that we have delivered StarTool IOO 3.1.5!
StarTool IOO 3.1.5 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency, including:
To obtain the latest release and documentation for StarTool IOO, please go to the Download section of the Support Website and choose “StarTool IOO 3.1.5” release. Customer login is required to access the site.
Alternatively, you can go to www.serena.com/support, click the “My Downloads” tab, then select “StarTool IOO” in the “Please Select Product” drop-down box.
I’m proud to announce that we have delivered Serena Release Automation 4.5.1!
Serena Release Automation 4.5.1 represents significant new and enhanced release automation capabilities within Serena’s leading Release Management solution, including:
New User Interface
Extended Cloud and Infrastructure Provisioning Capabilities
Intelligent Polling for Enterprise Scalability
Enhanced Integration with Serena Business Manager (SBM)
You can read the detailed release notes for SRA on the Serena Support website.
After seven great years here at Serena, I am thrilled to announce my new role as Senior Vice President of Products, where I will lead all product development and strategy across Serena’s award-winning portfolio of technologies. Our core purpose here at Serena is to advance the business value of IT by orchestrating application development, delivery, and support. In my humble opinion, Serena has never been so relevant to the industry and solves today’s tremendous market needs.
Needless to say, I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to continuing to bring the industry the most innovative ALM, enterprise DevOps, and IT service management solutions available today.
Most recently I served as GVP & GM of SBM Products & IT Service Management where I worked to develop and launch the Serena Service Management Solution, which received the coveted Pink Elephant Innovator of the Year Award last year. Prior to that, I was VP of SBM products here at Serena where I defined the strategy for process-based visual application assembly and developed the SBM Platform to fulfill the orchestrated IT solution strategy for Serena.
In the year ahead, I plan to help Serena continue our great journey of strengthening Serena’s leadership position and will focus on automating and streamlining the supply chain process of application development, delivery and support. We plan to further leverage Serena’s underlying PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) to empower Managed Service Providers and Online Enterprises looking to deliver differentiated process-based application content to their cloud (Process-as-a-Service). Stay tuned!
We’re proud to announce that the significant advancements made to our Orchestrated IT solution set are now generally available. Serena Orchestrated IT 4.0 was specially designed to help agile enterprises take full advantage of mobile, social and cloud capabilities.
For the Front Office, Development, and Operations, Serena Orchestrated IT 4.0 consists of Serena’s major solutions, including Serena Dashboard, Request Center, Demand Manager, Requirements Manager, Development Manager, Release Manager, and Service Manager.
New and enhanced Serena solutions to enable Orchestrated IT for the agile enterprise include:
You can read the detailed release notes for all the Serena solutions on the Serena Support website (customer login required).