Continuous release and deployment

Enable frequent application delivery at reduced cost and risk

What is continuous release and deployment?

Continuous release and deployment practices help organizations relieve bottlenecks for accelerated application delivery and help to decrease time to feedback. IBM® UrbanCode Release, IBM UrbanCode Deploy, and IBM UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns solutions provide these capabilities, with the successful implementation of continuous release and deployment practices.

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Continuous release and deployment practices help to drive down costs and reduce waste by eliminating errors and rework with an accelerated time to market using automated, transparent, repeatable deployment processes.

Continuous release and deployment solutions:

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    Continuous testing

    Balance application quality and speed using simple virtualized test environments that can be quickly deployed, shared, and updated as systems change.

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    Collaborative development

    Integrates requirements management, quality management, change and configuration management and project planning and tracking into a common, unified platform.

How to achieve successful implementation of continuous release and deployment practices

Many organizations, including those that adopted agile development practices, struggle to deliver quality applications to production in the time required. DevOps, an enterprise capability for continuous software delivery, addresses this struggle and can help organizations respond more rapidly to market forces while still delivering high-quality applications.

IBM UrbanCode Release and Deploy solutions, part of a suite of IBM® DevOps offerings, present key features and capabilities to help organizations achieve continuous delivery of multiple, interdependent applications to complex environments such as cloud, mobile and mainframe.

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These solutions are designed to help organizations achieve the benefits of continuous release and deployment, including reduced risk, faster time to market and improved productivity.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configurations and database changes into development, test and production environments. This tool offers self-service functionality and can help teams to deploy either on demand or on a schedule.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy with Patterns

Is a full-stack environment management and deployment solution that helps users to design, deploy, and update full-stack environments for multiple clouds. This solution can help you reduce errors and rework, automate manual processes, and improve productivity. In addition, it can help you to design and provision environments quickly with improved collaboration, lifecycle management and cloud portability.

IBM UrbanCode Release

Transforms error-prone and chaotic release planning into defined release events. Rather than spreadsheets, use this collaborative solution to help facilitate communication and support more frequent releases at lower risk.

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How Insurer Improved Application Development Processes with UrbanCode

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What UrbanCode Customers are Saying

A selection of research findings from TechValidate of Release and Deploy customers

Fidelity Worldwide Investments

Learn how Fidelity Worldwide Investment reduced the time required for software releases by 99 percent, from 2 - 3 days to just 1 - 2 hours, and achieved cost avoidance of more than USD2.3 million per year.

Healthcare Information Provider

Learn how this Healthcare Information Provider implemented IBM® UrbanCode Deploy software to automate and improve its application deployment processes, achieving faster, continuous delivery of new functionality and value to customers.

Copyright Clearance Center cuts deployment time by 83 percent

Learn how this not-for-profit organization implemented IBM UrbanCode software to automate application release and deployment, eliminating months of manual work, and ultimately decreasing the time needed for deployments by 83 percent.

Data Sheet: IBM UrbanCode Release

Read more about how UrbanCode Release manages the release of complex interdependent applications, infrastructure changes and simultaneous deployments of multiple applications.

Data Sheet: IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Read more about how UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configurations and database changes into development, test and production environments.

Application Release and Deployment For Dummies

This book defines the basics of application release and deployment, and provides best practices for implementation with resources for a deeper dive.

Continuous Release and Deployment with IBM UrbanCode Solutions

IBM UrbanCode Release and Deploy solutions, part of a suite of IBM® DevOps offerings, present key features and capabilities to help organizations achieve the benefits of continuous release and deployment, including reduced risk, faster time to market and improved productivity.

Learn Faster: Deploy What You Have – Virtualize What You Don’t

See how to leverage successful integration testing patterns into your deployments.

Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

See how large enterprises can best leverage the principles of continuous delivery despite typical struggles such as silos, and older legacy applications.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy with Chef

Learn how IBM’s UrbanCode Deploy works with Chef to automate cloud application delivery, helping organizations accelerate software changes and reduce time to customer feedback.

Adapting Deployment Pipelines to Complex Applications

Explore the limitations of the build promotion model, architectural approaches for adapting applications to that model, and deployment approaches that realign the release pipeline around the migration of value, rather than the migration of builds.

Avoiding Another Dreadful Release Weekend

See how effective release management practices can shorten your release time, improve communication channels, and reduce the risk associated with your release.

Fundamentals of Application Release and Deployment

Learn how automating application release and deployment can speed time to market, drive down costs and reduce risk.

Continuous Delivery to Cloud – Exploring Scope and Scenarios

Explore the different use cases of DevOps that are enabled or enhanced by a Cloud platform, and the different ‘scopes’ of adoption by organizations adopting Cloud and DevOps in an iterative manner.

Deliver Cloud Applications Continuously with DevOps

Learn how IBM's DevOps solution helps organizations maximize their ability to drive software innovation by leveraging the flexibility, scalability and services offered by a Cloud Computing solution.

Declare Death to Manual Deployments in 2014

Manual processes tend to be error prone, inconsistent and inefficient. This can make achieving consistent deployments seem impossible. The cost of this struggle is lost time, late breaking defects, and uncertainty.

How to Build a DevOps Toolchain - There and Back Again

Discover the best practices of assembling a DevOps tool chain across your software delivery lifecycle.

7 Proven Practices to Strengthen Release Management

Learn seven best practices that can strengthen the way applications are released to production.

The ABCs of continuous release and deploy in a DevOps approach

Learn how establishing a DevOps approach with a continuous release and deployment path can help reduce time to customer feedback, improve governance, and balance quality and cost.

Continuous Application Delivery to WebSphere Application Server

Read how UrbanCode plug-ins allow for continuous delivery to WAS.

5 Reasons to use IBM UrbanCode Deploy if you are already using Chef

Discover why Chef alone isn’t enough and how the combination of Chef with IBM UrbanCode Deploy will provide you with superior deployment capabilities across application and middleware.

Deployment Automation Basics

Your guide to understanding the limitations of manual deployments, common failure patterns, the benefits

ROI: The Value of Deployment Automation

Read about the benefits of a deployment automation solution and use the formula for calculating the return on your investment (ROI).

Why Switch to Automated Release and Deployment

Learn how you can accomplish more in less time, increase the frequency of software delivery, and produce higher quality software; all without adding overhead!

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