Orchestrated Application Delivery
Blue Turtle offers three Serena™ Orchestrated Application Delivery solutions. Each solution is powered by a flexible business platform that can orchestrate development work across your existing tools and processes.
Quickly capture and prioritise demand from multiple stakeholders to get a real-time view of all IT work and resources across the application and service delivery lifecycle. IT can refine business requests into easily understood visual prototypes so that both IT and the business have a common understanding of the requirements at hand. Team members can leverage Serena’s capabilities for requirements definition, requirements reuse and requirements traceability. Serena offers integrated capabilities for request management, requirements definition, and requirements management.
Improve development time by enabling distributed and mainframe development teams to manage and track changes to requirements, software configurations, and timelines. Serena offers solutions for agile software development, continuous build and integration, mainframe development, and software change and configuration management (SCCM).
Automate the continuous delivery process across multiple platforms, environments, and application tiers. IT organisations can increase release frequency and reduce risks with Serena’s automated release planning, release calendars, and release audit capabilities.
By connecting traditionally siloed processes and applications, Serena process orchestration helps you achieve greater visibility, insight, and traceability into the entire application delivery process. It provides process automation and integration, common dashboards and metrics, and social IT collaboration capabilities.
Blue Turtle provides Serena solutions that offer the following:
- Speed releases: We offer Deployment Automation that allows single-click deployments for continuous delivery.
- Global development: We offer Application Development, which enables orchestration, visibility and compliance for global development.
- Easy automation: We offer IT Process Automation, which provides smart work management that connects people, processes and systems.
- Cross platforms: We offer Mainframe Development; it provides change and release management you can trust.
Serena Orchestrated Application Delivery helps IT organizations efficiently capture stakeholder needs, easily manage requirement changes and software configurations, and deploy releases with speed and confidence.
Comprehensive Requirements Capabilities
Orchestrate your entire requirements definition and management process, giving customers what they really need through streamlined reviews, complete traceability, and KPIs for all stakeholders.
Accelerated Development with Control
Increase the speed of application development across disparate platforms, departmental processes, and development tools.
Deliver releases continuously without sacrificing quality, reliability, or control with comprehensive deployment automation and continuous deployment capabilities.
Serena DevOps solutions are revolutionising the delivery of software by automating deployments and environment provisioning. The result: A more rapid cadence for revision delivery, increased agility, greater control, and improved compliance.
Manage the deployment of application changes into test, QA, pre-production, and production environments with continuous delivery and production releases for more agility, faster delivery of application changes into production, and reduced risk.
End-to-End Release Management
Plan, control, and automate your release management processes from definition to deployment with a visual release calendar and an automated approval process for mainframe, distributed, and cloud environments.
Bring development and operations together for greater collaboration with integrated solutions that increase business agility, reduce costs, and increase revenue.
Serena Orchestrated Ops helps IT organisations streamline the entire process of capturing, routing, fulfilling and releasing IT services while increasing visibility, improving SLA performance, and lowering TCO.
Integrated Change and Release Management
Bring together application development and operations teams to speed business change requests with streamlined change and release management processes that help capture, triage, and prioritise requirements and speed deployment.
Process-Based IT Service Management
Automate IT service management with a simple yet powerful interface for all service desk users that provides complete visibility into the status of issues across the end-to-end service lifecycle.
Release Management for IT Ops
Increase the flow of operational releases into production while improving release quality, reducing deployment costs, and driving additional revenue as applications go online faster.
What is DevOps?
DevOps is a movement to bring about collaboration between the members of development and operations groups. DevOps is community driven, and it has brought together many expert practitioners across the globe to work on best practices designed to help deliver value to customers faster. Serena is committed to the DevOps movement and providing solutions to help enable DevOps success in your organisation. Whether you are interested in Change and Release Management, or are looking for DevOps automation or a Continuous Deployment solution Serena has solutions that can help enable your DevOps success.
Why DevOps matters
Software development is constantly evolving and agile development methods have become increasingly popular. This is changing the way software is delivered. Gone are the days when a product has a couple of releases per year at most. And, this agile, iterative development can quickly overwhelm existing processes that support software development.
Companies like Flickr, which has releases on the scale of “10+ deploys per day,” along with companies that have transitioned to more frequent releases on a smaller scale, all have one thing in common: The number of releases coming to operations from the development side of the house has put significant strains on both QA and operations staff. Removing obstacles without sacrificing quality or control by working closely together is a part of the solution to quickly deliver value to customers.
Benefits of DevOps
DevOps initiatives can help avoid the chaos that can occur with rapid development cycles. Instead of having to break down silos over and over again, DevOps enables an orchestrated flow from business to development to operations.
Some DevOps benefits reported by Serena customers:
“We have increased quality and driven down deployment time by 50%.”
“We have decreased the amount of manual work it takes to create a release and deploy it by ~90%.”
“We have standardized and automated our end-to-end coding and release process to reduce human errors.”
Part of creating an environment where DevOps can be successful is having a process that works equally well for both development and operations. Serena’s release management technology can provide a layer of abstraction that allows Dev and Ops to share the same process but work in their own way. Add in some dashboards and there is visibility into the processes and releases, no matter if you are a practitioner, a manager, or an executive.
In order to keep releases flowing, release automation is key. At Serena, we can provide first-class deployment automation technology, sophisticated release pipeline management, and self-service environment provisioning. Our solutions can also integrate with your existing continuous integration and testing solutions to help you get even greater benefit.
Serena Release Manager’s release automation capabilities enable you to realize the benefits of DevOps. By managing your processes and automation and integrating with your existing tools, you can innovate quickly and still maintain visibility, reliability, and control.