Easing the integration of DevOps

DevOps toolsets have seen a large growth in the sector in recent years and are projected to still have the largest growth potential with more organisations adopting the DevOps strategy.

According to Gartner Inc., DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25% of Global 2000 organisations by the end of 2016.

This projection is now being visualised by Automic as it launches new capabilities to drive the adoption of ARA (Application Release Automation) to aid clients in their DevOps journeys.

Earlier this month, Automic announced the integration of new capabilities within its product and service offerings for ARA.

“We are simplifying how our customers execute on their DevOps journey by specifically targeting all of the applications across an enterprise with the goal of driving the digital transformation required by our clients”, said Chris Boorman, Chief Marketing Officer, Automic.

Practical blueprint

These new capabilities include: a practical blueprint that enterprises can use to determine their roadmap to continuous delivery, new visualisation tools, opensource community driven content, marketplace integration, online maturity assessments and a multi-tenant cloud sandbox for businesses to try before buying.

Benefits of application release automation

ARA now allows enterprises to serve multiple departments and clients in isolation from each other on a single shared platform. Also, users now have access to the new action builder plugin inside the product that lets them build and package their own custom scripts along with a new plugin manager that allows users to deploy plugins directly from the marketplace.

“As DevOps continues to evolve, our clients ask how to scale in terms of culture and technology. The Automic blueprint provides a clear model for embracing this cultural change while the enterprise capabilities of Automic’s Release Automation platform brings speed and agility, alongside reliability and control to enable the modern agile enterprise,” said Andy Cureton, Founder and CEO of Forest Technologies.


Written by Jordan Platt