Release management process is often performed manually raising the likelihood of error-driven disruptions and deployment bottlenecks and leaving a gap between Development and IT Operation teams. Server environments vary between Development, QA, Staging, and Production, and these differences often cause problems when applications are promoted between them.
Validata SAS Release Coordinator enables IT organizations to automate the process of application updates, resulting in shortened release cycles, application configuration alignment, and automated updates across groups.
The tool actually speeds the overall application delivery process and enables users to plan, orchestrate and automate application releases with complete visibility. Release Management is integrated with the ALM platform, leveraging the tool’s unified Central Repository and Dashboard, promoting full traceability and version control and reducing the requirements risk by linking them to development tasks. The net result of these capabilities is shortened release cycles, enabling organizations to achieve faster time-to-market.
Advantages and Benefits:
|Faster deployments: Shorten release cycles to better support the business|
|Greater business agility: Faster respond to changing market conditions and competitive threats|
|Improved user experience: Enable instant delivery of feature requests and enhancements|
|Aligned Development and IT Operation teams: Ensure worry-free deployments by leveraging process visibility, measurement, and management to improve communication between Development, QA, and Operations|
|Reduced application downtime: Prevent configuration errors and accelerate troubleshooting|
|Lowered costs: Eliminate labour-intensive manual and script-based deployment processes|
|Auditing and Governance: Detect and remediate changes and demonstrate effective policy enforcement|
|Defining properties and interdependencies for complex applications and environments|
|Promotion rules for package deployment across environments and teams|
|Access control for administrators based on role, environment, package or their properties|
|Integrated Alerting mechanism with automated email notifications upon predefined system event.|
|Schedule the Release Planning and reporting for all Tasks statuses supporting multiple teams and locations.|
|Impact analysis reporting of the unfinished and uncovered software development requirements.|
|Packaging and Automation updates integrated to environments|
|Configuration control across pre-production and production environments|
|Environment-specific Transaction Safe Deployments – Pre-screening for any potential errors in any environment prior to committing changes, and rollback of changes upon failure or at user request|