Collaboration & Automation for DevOps
CollabNet Deploy with UC4
An integrated application within CollabNet TeamForge
- Productivity & Agility: Transform manual deployments into lean, secure and efficient automated processes that take minutes instead of hours or days.
- Compliance & Governance: Automate end-to-end tracking and reporting on all deployment activities and segregate roles and authority.
- Efficiency & Cost Savings: Reduce risk by eliminating deployment-related outages and lost time to configure, deploy and fix defects.
Make Software Releases a Repeatable and Reliable ProcessCollabNet Deploy with UC4 is a deployment automation solution providing a 360 degree DevOps process. Deployment is not just release to production—that last mile in operations, but continual and overlapping releases with feedback loops. From an Enterprise DevOps perspective, deployment is typically done to a series of different targets where consistency and repeatability is key -- from development to test to operations. A flexible, cross-platform solution, CollabNet Deploy with UC4:
- Handles upgrades, changes, patches and first-time deployments—from development through multiple intermediate stages to production
- Gives visibility and control across all application releases, enterprise-wide.
- Provides full control of the process (pause, continue, stop) and integrates with enterprise ticketing and management applications.
- Limits disruption to IT and Development resources with more accurate data on failed deployments.
- Governs all this in an auditable manner with built-in rollback capabilities
Extend Agile Development Frequency & Innovation to Deployment.
Development is primarily concerned with creating new applications or features as rapidly as possible. The adoption of Agile Development is a driving force in DevOps with the need for a common collaboration platform to integrate Operations into the pace of Agile Development activities. The value to Development organizations is significant:
- Speed & Agility: Deploy changes to production quickly, with minimal red tape, minimal risk, and minimal blowback
- Transparency: Know when code changes have been successfully (or unsuccessfully) deployed to production
- Consistency: Gain deployment symmetry between development, testing, staging, and production environments
- Traceability: Tie work items, code changes, and deployment steps directly to deployed production assets
- Tool Affinity: Stay in the work environment of choice, with minimal context switching between tools
- Collaboration: Develop, test, and debug deployment code in conjunction with the Operations team
TeamForge, the Common Denominator for DevOpsCollabNet Deploy integrates with TeamForge through CollabNet Connect, an open framework to embed or synchronize your tools within TeamForge. This enables central governance, control and traceability across application lifecycle – without redundant maintenance of data.
CollabNet Deploy with UC4 is integrated at the Site Level in TeamForge and displayed in tool tabs with SSO (Single-Sign-On). A powerful portal exists to provide a common view into the deployment process – secured through role-based access controls. UC4 has also added a new Run Book specific to the TeamForge flow to their library of over 500 workflows.
- The Deploy portal is displayed as a new tab in the TeamForge project workspace for centralized access to the extended toolset.
- Elements pertaining to automating release and deployment are available for TeamForge associations, providing end-to-end traceability.
- Cross tool boundaries to permit event- or data-driven actions during deployments -- even to cancel transactions.
Expert Guidance on DevOps
CollabNet customers have an unparalleled record of success in improving productivity, quality, visibility and ROI through our portfolio of training, consulting and implementation services. With this new DevOps initiative with UC4 Software, CollabNet is able to offer a comprehensive set of services to expedite your implementation of CollabNet Deploy with UC4.
- ALM and Agile Transformation: Consolidate and integrate your software assets into a single platform and implement a community architecture that encourages high-performance, collaborative software development with expert guidance from CollabNet
- Application Release and Deployment automation: UC4 Global Services and their partners provide experts for the duration of the implementation lifecycle to help you deploy new applications and functionality faster, driving business value and increasing your return on investment.
UC4 and CollabNet will be part of your implementation team conducting workshops and training to guide your journey to a successful DevOps integrated environment.