DevOps is starting to attract mainstream attention, but there is still confusion about what DevOps is and what it takes to have a successful DevOps initiative. Some companies have tried to automate their way to DevOps success; many others are trying to stay true to the core DevOps CAMS (Culture, Automation, Measurement, Sharing) principles. Unfortunately, most information available is related more to web 2.0 companies than more complex enterprise environments.
These stories are starting to emerge with more enterprise-friendly content
Having spent many years of my career in both IT operations and application development, I’ve seen both sides of the problem. I remember quite vividly the late night weekend heroics onsite implementing a new release or being woken up at home on a failed release. I’ve also experienced the intense deadline pressure as a developer to deliver the new features that will help ensure that the business makes its quarterly number. From each perspective I always viewed the other team as … well,
An excellent blog post on the events that led to Knight Capital’s bankruptcy in just 45 minutes was forwarded to me. Most of us in the industry have heard the story. It has been used either by vendors as an example of why tools and processes are critical or by others as an example of how things can go very wrong.
With the release of the SEC report, we now have more information than we had
We are proud to announce the latest update to Serena Release Automation (SRA). Advancements have been made in several key areas:
I recently read a fantastic article by Jens Segers on infrastructure as code. I’m already a big believer in infrastructure as code and agree with Jens that it doesn’t matter which tool you use as long as you strive to have an infrastructure as code initiative.
That leads to an interesting question. Where do infrastructure as code tools such as Puppet or
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:
I am very pleased to announce that Serena’s Release Automation tool has recently been named a winner in this year’s Network Products Guide Awards in the Application Delivery category. This award showcases our continued charge as a leader in the adoption of Release Management and DevOps. This is the third consecutive year that a Serena solution has been a part of the awards finalists’
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
I am very pleased to announce that another Serena solution has been recognized by the industry. This time our Serena Release Automation solution is in the spotlight for being named a finalist in Network Products Guide’s annual Hot Products Awards for the Application Delivery category. This is the third consecutive year that a Serena solution has been part of the awards finalists’ circle.
There is a term that has been floating around the internet in the past year or so which illustrates a profound change in how we need to think about applications and how they are released.
That word is “Appification”.
Think about how you use apps on your smartphone. App updates don’t come on regular release schedules; they come when they are needed. The driver could be a fix for something that is broken or it could be in response to having fewer downloads of an app and