Release automation is a hot topic. This is pretty exciting to witness since I have worked in the industry for a long time and crafted quite a few deployment solutions by hand. However, there may be too much focus on release automation and not enough on release management holistically. Pushing bits to servers with a small amount of process management around it is where most release automation tools stop.
Process management, visualization and traceability are all critical, especially as the number of releases
Have you heard the news? Serena just launched a raft of new capabilities that help our customers embrace DevOps. Release automation targets now include VMware ESX and ESXi, plus Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, to go along with an expansive existing set that includes Windows, Unix, Linux, Mainframe and Amazon’s cloud platform EC2. Developers have great new self-service capabilities, now including
I was inspired to write this article when I kept seeing organizations do exactly the opposite of what they should be doing to develop and deliver applications efficiently. Essentially, they weren’t practicing DevOps principles that would provide value to customers faster and more reliably. Check out the list of Eight Mistakes that Prevent DevOps Success, published on CM Crossroads, and make sure you haven’t overlooked any. As
We premiered our latest video in front of 1,500 people this week at the Pink13 conference. You never know how these things will be received until they air, especially when they’re supposed to be funny. I like to think I know funny, but I’m darn sure I know laughter, and I’m pleased to report that the Change & Release Dino video triggered uproarious
I am thrilled to announce Serena has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in its latest Wave ALM Report! This is a great accomplishment, as Forrester is one of the premier technology analyst firms in the world. Serena was recognized for its unique Orchestrated ALM offering, strategy and market presence and, even better, Serena scored a perfect five out of five for our integration and customization capabilities.
Here are some of the key excerpts from the Wave ALM report: