Serena Release Management with Nolio
Release Management Challenges
Information technology environments serve multiple business functions, consist of large application portfolios, have significant custom development for these applications, and must deliver greater efficiency and quality of service for the business. The IT environment is highly complex with multiple platforms and n-tier applications that have growing interdependencies.
In order to release and deploy new capabilities into these complex environments, large-scale updates to multiple systems and integrated software releases are necessary. This requires considerable coordination and orchestration to minimize the impact to production, delivery schedules, quality imperatives, and compliance mandates.
Automating release management addresses these challenges and delivers dramatic boosts to an organization's competitive edge. It optimizes the path to production, reduces costs, and reduces risk.
Serena Release Management
The Serena Release Management solution provides business process driven release management that enables you to release across platforms, environments, and application tiers with confidence and integrity, be audit ready, and communicate more effectively.
Key benefits of Serena Release Management include one-click deployment for improved production uptime and increased release efficiency, start-to-finish traceability with a single system of record for fast audit responses, and dramatically increased end-to-end visibility. Core components of Serena Release Management include Release Control, Release Vault, and Release Automation.
Release Control, using workflows designed for your release policies, orchestrates planning, tracking, and release approvals. It houses critical information in a single system of record that enables you to be audit ready while ensuring process enforcement. Notification and reporting to all release stakeholders occurs automatically, ensuring that the status of releases is communicated accurately and promptly, and that there are no surprises regarding release schedules.
Release Vault provides a secure storage location from which Release Control can deploy code into either the production or pre-production (test) environments. Objects to be deployed from the Release Vault can come from multiple software change management (SCM) tools. Among the many features is automated rollback, which allows developers to remove changes and revert back to a prior state when there is a failure during the deployment of code.
Release Automation reduces downtime and application failures caused by human error by automating application deployment. It enables DevOps to deploy, maintain, remediate, and recover multitier applications across physical, logical, and cloud servers. Role-based permissions from Release Automation allow you to control design and execution privileges across development, QA, and operations.