XebiaLabs Releases DevOps Platform Version 7.1

August 31, 2017

XebiaLabs has expanded the Dual-mode DevOps capabilities in its XebiaLabs DevOps Platform version 7.1. These features allow developers using Jenkins and other code-oriented tools to more easily tie Continuous Integration automation into their larger enterprise Continuous Delivery processes.

Scaling Enterprise DevOps with Dual-Mode
Successful DevOps initiatives need to scale across an enterprise and bridge heterogeneous technologies. In addition, DevOps is no longer confined simply to Dev and Ops personnel. It needs to incorporate technical and non-technical teams from across the business, from release managers and project managers, to security, compliance and risk teams, to IT management. To support all different types of users, too often companies must choose between code-oriented tools for developers and GUI-based tools for less technical users.

Environment as Code Enhances Options for Developers
Xebialabs’ dual-mode DevOps approach supports all DevOps users across the enterprise, no matter how they prefer to work. The company’s latest release, version 7.1, delivers a new “code-centric” feature, Environment as Code. This capability allows teams to define deployment infrastructure and environments in code, making it easier for Development and Operations to collaborate on configuration management. Technical team members have more flexibility to use code to manage their software delivery pipelines, while less technical team members in Operations and throughout the business benefit from XebiaLabs’ simple-but-powerful visual user interface and automatic capture of compliance data.

“To meet their ever-growing application development needs, enterprises require DevOps platforms that can scale and support both technical and non-technical users. The new Environment as Code mode makes it easy for developers who are already using other code-oriented tools such as Jenkins to tie into the broader software release and delivery process. It provides them with an easy ‘self-service’ capability, which is particularly important in IT organizations, where Development and Operations teams may share ownership of environment information,” said XebiaLabs CEO Derek Langone.

Environment as Code enhances XebiaLabs’ existing dual-mode DevOps functionality for Release as Code, introduced earlier this year. Both features work concurrently with XebiaLabs' highly acclaimed graphical user interface for release orchestration and deployment automation. Enterprises can now offer both methods – Dual Modes – so users can take advantage of the working style most suited to their preferences.

XebiaLabs Expands Developer-centric Tools such as Jenkins
Many core DevOps tools, such as Jenkins, Puppet and Chef, are designed for developers, and they offer code as the primary way to manage releases and deployment infrastructure. But a purely technical design doesn’t meet the needs of large enterprises scaling DevOps across hundreds of teams and thousands of users. Enterprises need a strong DevOps orchestration and automation platform to provide the control, visibility, decision support, reporting, compliance and security that are often lacking in these developer-oriented DevOps point tools. With XebiaLabs, teams can expand DevOps beyond developers and simple development pipelines, moving to full complex release pipelines that span the enterprise.

The XebiaLabs DevOps Platform version 7.1 is available now.

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