DevOps Essentials: An Introduction to Pipelines, Toolchains, and Application Release Orchestration

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the last few years, companies in all industries have woken up to the reality that, to stay competitive, they need to excel at delivering a good experience to customers online and in apps.

To optimize software delivery, enterprises are rapidly adopting DevOps practices to improve team collaboration and employ automation throughout the application lifecycle. But executing all of the functions needed to release an application requires a multitude of specialized tools and processes. And to better deliver user-facing software, these moving parts need to work in harmony, work quickly, and most importantly, not break.

With so many tools and activities in release pipelines, how do you keep everything coordinated and in sync? Teams can’t just automate processes… they need to orchestrate and automate their automation!

As quickly as Application Release Automation (ARA) rose to prominence to reflect the challenges enterprises face with automation, Application Release Orchestration (ARO) has emerged to help enterprises address the orchestration of all of their software releases.

With so many new terms and technologies in a rapidly evolving market, how do you keep them all straight? You can learn the basics about DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Pipelines, Toolchains, and the newly-coined but long-existing ARO market-space by reading our new white paper, “DevOps, Pipelines, Toolchains, and Application Release Orchestration: A Short Primer.”

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DevOps, Pipelines, Toolchains, and Application Release Orchestration

In the last few years, companies in all industries have woken up to the reality that in order to stay competitive, they need to excel at delivering a good experience to customers online and in apps. And to deliver user-facing software, many moving parts need to work in harmony, work quickly, and most importantly, not break. Read more.

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Lisa K. Wells

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Lisa K. Wells is the Vice President of Product Marketing at XebiaLabs. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience in software, Lisa is laser-focused on creating value in the software development pipeline, crafting go-to-market plans, honing company messaging, and spearheading general cat-herding activities. After starting her career as an Applications Engineer, she moved to the "Dark Side" – product marketing – where she developed a passion for helping companies effectively build, market, and sell technology that provides life-changing value to customers. Over the last 12 years, Lisa has been at the forefront of building winning product strategies and messaging for some of the world’s leading software tooling companies, working with SmartBear and CloudBees before joining XebiaLabs in 2015.