the leading independent provider of application development and
delivery solutions throughout the SDLC for the most highly regulated
large enterprises (HRLEs), announced today the introduction of the new
release of Serena Deployment Automation.
Serena Deployment Automation helps customers implement application
release automation, DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices by
providing simple yet powerful ways to replace slow, error-prone manual
processes, reduce deployment times and automate complex application
highly regulated large enterprises, IT organizations are increasingly
under pressure to deliver customer value faster and with better quality
without jeopardizing compliance, introducing risk, or diminishing
These organizations are increasing looking to application release
automation as a way to kick start their DevOps transformation and
integrate their tool-chain.
Docker container technology
has seen a rapid rise in adoption within both Serena's enterprise
customer base and the broader enterprise market.
The ability of containers to deploy rapidly in both on premise and in
the cloud, with minimal footprint across multiple environments, and in a
repeatable manner has driven the rapid rate of adoption.
The added benefits of reduced dependency concerns, the ability to share
containers and inbuilt versioning all align closely with the needs of
progressive enterprise IT organizations.
With Serena Deployment Automation, enterprises can securely automate
and orchestrate Docker deployments across multiple applications, via a
graphically displayed, user defined pipeline, providing simple yet
powerful ways to replace slow, error-prone manual processes, reduce
deployment times and
automate complex application deployments.
The ability to define a successful container based deployment strategy
helps large enterprises move fast without breaking things.
am proud to announce that Serena Deployment Automation (version 6.1) is
We have specifically extended our plugin support for Docker so that
large enterprise can benefit from our active pipeline management
capabilities for container deployments, in conjunction with the
automation of their more traditional application deployments," said
Julian Fish, Director of
Products at Serena.
"The use of container technologies like Docker in association with
Serena Deployment Automation enables a much greater degree of pipeline
automation and also full stack provisioning, enabling customers to
deliver business value faster, with higher quality whilst also
satisfying the security
policies of large enterprises" he added.Serena Deployment Automation Version 6.1
enables pipeline compliant DevOps implementations by both automating
and simplifying application delivery across all of the environments in
your application lifecycle.
Key new features of Serena Deployment Automation include:
- CAC / PKI authentication:
Serena Deployment Automation now supports PKI certificates for user and
For example, users who use smart card readers can be authenticated for
login and deployment agents without valid certificates will not be able
to communicate with the server.
CAC / PKI certificate based authentication is a critical to heavily
- Enhanced Replication:
Serena Deployment Automation now supports the export of a subset of
data during system replication.
This gives you more control over the information shared between types
Replication enables the import/export of the entire deployment
automation object hierarchy from one server to another, which is
critical when logical security or physical network boundaries exist in
your deployment lifecycle / pipeline.
- DevOps Tool-chain Integrations:
Serena Deployment Automation provides out of the box plug-ins enable
end-to-end application and infrastructure tool-chain automation.
In addition to almost 100 existing plug-ins for application,
infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, network, and database
deployments, we've added and extended plug-ins for Serena Business
Manager, Email Client, Bamboo, and Docker and upgraded a number of
existing plugins to ensure
integration for all products in your entire deployment stack (here is
the full list)
- Automatic Update Technology:
Serena Deployment Automation can now detect and suggest server and
agent upgrades so that you know when your implementation is eligible for
upgrade to the latest versions.
This optional feature allows customers to ensure that their Automation
technology is running in a fully supported configuration of both Serena
Software and Operating System / Java / Database configurations.
next DevOps Drive-in webinar "Agile, DevOps and ITIL: Implementing
Enterprise Release Management with Agility and Control" on January 22,