XL Release 5.0: Advanced Release Orchestration Brings Order to Pipeline Chaos
Yesterday we introduced XL Release 5.0’s super new feature group, Release Dashboards. Today we’ll talk about Advanced Release Pipeline Orchestration.So as you’re undoubtedly aware, with today’s popular Continuous Delivery approach, software releases now happen more often but contain fewer features. Microservice architectures are also driving enterprises towards smaller units of code… but the pieces still often depend on each other. Now instead of having one giant release every 6 months or once a year, companies opt for many small releases that have complex dependencies between them. All of these pipelines – possibly hundreds or even thousands – need to be orchestrated and synchronized to make an application work. As these trends evolve and grow, it’s becoming impossible to manually track all of the different interdependencies, even at slower, more traditional delivery speeds.
- Automatically orchestrate dozens of related releases
- Manage dependencies between releases
- Group related releases
- Reuse existing release processes
XL Release 5.0 provides many powerful benefits for teams:
- Manage pipelines at enterprise scale with improved release coordination and better control: with our new subrelease capability, individual teams can build their own release pipelines and string them together into one pipeline, giving them freedom while maintaining overall control.
- Manage business features at a holistic level, regardless of how many pipelines comprise them
- Work more efficiently: you can now easily make (small) modular releases and combine them into a big release and still keep track of the big picture
- Save time and reduce errors with automation: automate release kick-off and dependencies so release steps flow at maximum velocity… and without error
- Automatically enforce release dependencies and relationships between releases so you can be sure dependencies aren’t missed and avoid costly failures
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