Serena Software released Serena Release Manager v5 back in December and I blogged a brief overview of the features and functions of the release and how it can help organizations start to transform their culture and begin to support the main principles of DevOps. The results ultimately need to transform into improving operational efficiencies and being more responsive to the business. We have seen customers improveRead More
The DevOps Drive-In FAQ webcast with Gene Kim was a great success. As usual, Gene provided a huge amount of valuable information. I came out of the webcast feeling even more positive about the future of DevOps, which will surprise some people as I’m sure they didn’t think I could become more enthusiastic.
There were a lot of excellent questions which may well inspire future blog posts, but for now I’ll reiterate my thoughts on three tips toRead More
In our recent Mainframe Virtual User Group (VUG) meeting, guest speaker, Westaedt CEO and Chief Architect Benny Westaedt discussed “How ChangeMan ZMF’s ERO option saves you resources and money.” Benny stepped our audience through the Enterprise Release Option (ERO) of ChangeMan ZMF and made a very compelling case for how ERO does save time and resources in a manner that was accessible toRead More
Recently, I was talking to a financial services company during one of Serena’s DevOps Drive-In webcasts. It was a wonderful story of the evolution of a release process over time and the benefits that were realized.
The company went from having multiple teams that did release management in a slightly different way and communicating via email, to communicatingRead More
DevOps is something that is talked about frequently but what does it really mean? How would you react to the folowing statements and questions?
What if I said all of the above were at least partially true?
Now that you areRead More
2013 has been an exciting year in the evolution of the DevOps movement, and at Serena we predict even more exciting developments in 2014. Based on information collected from conferences across the globe and from our customers, we put forward three DevOps predictions for 2014:
Prediction 1: IT organizations realize that DevOps is more than just automating deployments.
At DevOps conferences worldwide there has been a strong emphasis on addressing culture, as well as automation, in order to be successful.Read More
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:
Earlier in December, Kurt Bittner, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., participated in the December DevOps Drive-In webcast, “12 Ways of DevOps.” A couple of the “12 ways” were thought-provoking for me. When people talk about DevOps and Continuous Delivery, it is frequently in the context of applications that are hosted in the cloud and are relatively easy to iterate quickly.
I findRead More
In February, Infrastructure as Code takes center stage in Europe. On February 3rd and 4th in Gent Belgium there is a Configuration Management Camp. As expected the leading providers of infrastructure as code solutions will be there. There is a lot of innovation in this space and these solutions fit in nicely with Read More