Today XebiaLabs announced the latest version of XL Deploy. XL Deploy 3.9 adds out-of-the-box support for additional middleware stacks and automates the self-service creation of on-demand cloud environments with a single click, accelerating development and testing and freeing up Operations resources.
Major highlights include:
- New Self-Service Cloud Pack Available
- .NET Continuous Delivery
- Expert Mode Operations Control with Plan Analyzer
- Updated & Enhanced User Interface
The new XL Deploy Cloud Pack for EC2, vSphere and other clouds, is an add-on that provides a self-service portal for Developers, Testers and QA teams to easily spin up and tear down the on-demand environments they need. XL Deploy 3.9 then automatically deploys your applications to new environments, accelerating development and testing. With XL Deploy Cloud Pack, IT Operations can eliminate labor intensive, manual provisioning tasks, free up resources and support development by providing complete environments for your delivery pipelines with a simple click.
XL Deploy 3.9 also adds native Microsoft Team Foundation Server integration and new additions to the Windows, IIS and BizTalk content packs. Now XL Deploy customers running Microsoft and hybrid environments can further accelerate time-to-market and consistently deliver high-quality features more rapidly by implementing fully automated Continuous Delivery pipelines.
For advanced users, an enhanced expert mode includes the new Plan Analyzer for expanded operational control and adds an additional level of technical insight for full, step-by-step clarity in the application release process. Plan Analyzer provides instant visibility and full control over the deployment plan generation process and provides a “dry run” of the actual deployment commands for power users.
3.9 also incorporated a lot of feedback from the user community.
New requested features included are:
- Keep track of all changes to made to CIs and visually compare a CIs revisions
- Restrict use of a dictionary to a specific container or application
- New, easy to read XML-based manifest format
- Support for deployments to WLS 12c / WAS 8.5
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