I’ll be heading to London next week for the Gartner Data Center Summit from November 25-26. Serena Software is a sponsor and we will showcase our soon-to-be-released Serena Release Manager v5.
In a 2012 Gartner DevOps survey of over 200 CIOs, release management was rated the number one issue. No surprise that our customers tell us pretty much the same thing; they need to improve visibility, reduce rework and errors associated with manual task execution and ineffective handoffs, and increase the reuse of assets such as runbooks.
With Serena Release Manager v5, the bar will be significantly raised in support of release management. Serena has taken a lifecycle approach towards addressing the challenges of scoping, building, deployment, and supporting software application releases. Serena Release Manager is built on the foundation of Serena Business Manager (SBM), which is in use at over 1600 companies globally for work management and is fully integrated with our application release automation technology into Serena Release Manager v5.
Out of the box, Serena Release Manager v5 delivers nearly 50 reports and KPIs in the form of a fully customizable dashboard. The default processes around release trains, application releases, approval and handoffs (turnovers) all have their own workflow and are each first-class citizens in our reference model. If you want to modify one of our workflows, no problem; the drag-n-drop composer tool is simple to learn and use.
If you plan to attend the London Gartner event, please stop by the Serena booth and say hello. Plus, ask to see Serena Release Manager v5! Or, meet us at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas from December 9-12; we’ll be there as well.
Keep an eye on www.serena.com for more news and information about a v5 introduction webcast in the near future!