Dynamic DevOps

Dynamic DevOps

Highly reusable Build, Release and Deploy DevOps Solution for the Enterprise

OpenMake® Software delivers an intelligent and integrated build, release and deploy tool chain that is designed specifically for the large organization. It eases the disruption that this level of critical change can create by supporting older scripted build and deploy process while providing a clear road map to a 21st century, model-driven and transparent process.

A Dynamic DevOps Ecosystem for Shared Knowledge Across the Enterprise

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The OpenMake Dynamic DevOps Ecosystem aligns operational tasks between software developers and production control teams through a method of shared knowledge.

It includes Release Engineer for Release Automation and Meister for Build Automation with CI.

Meister's build meta data is used for identifying change impact for planning and budgeting purposes and delivers an audit trail showing matching source to binaries based on their production environment.

Release Engineer (ARA) packages the application for release,  pre-validates the release prior to delivery, allows you to easily manage large server environments without hundreds of remote agents, minimizing the errors and bottlenecks often associated to frequent, continuous deploys in large multi-platform organizations.

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Achieve a Higher Level of DevOps Maturity

Our solutions support your existing build and deploy scripts while providing you a road map for achieving a higher level of DevOps Maturity including standardizing workflow automation across teams,  moving away from one-off scripts to model-driven processes, audit and trend reports that cannot be easily gathered from build and deploy logs resulting in continuous process improvement and transparency across the organization.

 

 

 

 


 

Key Benefits

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Collaborate between Development and Production Operations

Meister and Release Engineer aligns the hand-off of operational tasks between your Development teams and Production Control teams. By centralizing the steps around building, packaging and deploying software, the Production Control team can easily repeat processes defined by developers for building and deploying software.  By using a community developed knowledge base of information, diverse teams can stay aligned and in the loop

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Smaller Builds and Releases  with Incremental, and Roll Forward Processing

Get the intelligence you need to manage your builds and releases in smaller, less risky increments. Through Meister's source and library dependency management, you can perform incremental builds for faster less risky builds. Release Engineer enables incremental deployments using its unique “Roll Forward” approach to determining which Component Versions of an Application requires updating.  Incremental processing is supported in most languages including Java, C#, .Net, C++, and C-Unix.benefit

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Model Driven with a Domain Architecture

Our solutions are designed for the high-level of reuse required by the enterprise. Using a unique model-driven, domain architecture we provide a centralized solution from which to manage, configure, control and report on all elements of the Build, Package and Deploy process. The domain model enables organizations to securely implement, inherit and reuse any element of the Build, Deploy and Release process, including; Packaged Applications, Bespoke Applications, Configurations, Technology Frameworks, Application Containers, Application Components, Artifacts, Third Party Connectivity, Data, Database, Credentials and Actions

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Increase Efficiency with Agentless Delivery  

Release Engineer prevents you from needing to  manage hundreds of remote delivery agents on each end target server which is both costly and error-prone. Release Engineer  supports the enterprise by eliminating the extra cost and effort associated to an agent-based solution. Each server, or end point, in an organization’s infrastructure has an associated cost; procurement, provisioning, packaged solutions, networking, security, configuration, support and maintenance. Release Engineer reduces customers’ operational costs by enabling deployments to take place without having to rely on agent technology being installed, configured and maintained on every end point within the organization. Think ‘Plug n Play’.

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Intelligent, Model-Driven Control Over Low-Level Tasks

Smart control over low-level logic is critical to driving your builds and deploys and creating a highly repeatable DevOps process.  Other DevOps solutions’ rely on one-off script-driven processes that impede the hand-off of operational tasks between development and production control teams. Both Release Engineer and Meister provides a model-driven design that standardizes build and deploy activities so your DevOps process becomes both highly repeatable and 100% predictable.

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Achieve Higher Levels of DevOps Maturity

Our solutions support your existing build and deploy scripts while providing you a road map for achieving a higher level of DevOps maturity including standardizing workflow automation across teams, moving away from one-off scripts to model-driven processing, audit and trend reports that cannot be gathered from build or deploy logs resulting in continuous process improvement and transparency across the organization.

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Accelerate Your Builds for faster processing

The compile and link process - referred to as a software "Build" is all to often the bottleneck, particularly in agile environments where the build is executed frequently. Meister's Dynamic Framework allows you to execute builds in parallel reducing build times by as much as 50%.

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Fast. Distributed Continuous Integration

Executing your Continuous Integration process on a single machine can be slow and inefficient. When your CI process is complex you need to span multiple machines and use machine clusters to determine which machine in the cluster has the most available processing power. You can define each step in an operational process to a machine or cluster of machines and automatically determine the most efficient machine in the cluster on which to run the process.

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DevOps for the complete Life Cycle

Builds and releases need to be executed across the lifecycle, even when you are working in an agile environment. Seldom is there the case where only one version of the application is used. For example, development is always newer than production. When production breaks, new features should not be included in an emergency fix just because the build can only be done at one lifecycle phase. Meister allows you to perform builds and releases that support a life cycle environment, including Emergency builds and releases.

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Schedules and Calendars

Release Engineer’s Calendars and Schedules can be utilized to automate an ‘out of hours’ Release. Calendars can also be utilized to block Releases & Deployments – this can be especially useful when preventing Production Releases during business hours, or preventing system changes for the duration of a testing window.

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DevOps Metrics

Centralized logging, Build Audit, Matching Source to Binary report, Impact Analysis, Trend Analysis, Environment Configuration,  Build Difference Reports, Metrics Reports and Graphs are just a few of the reports that our solutions provide. These reports track the progress, time measurement and results of your Build and Release Steps.

Improved Workflow Processing of Operational Tasks

Define complex steps needed to support your build and deploy logic including if-then else logic and step dependencies.  Conditional logic allows you to carefully define processing to prevent the execution of a given step if the prior step fails. Your deployment steps can be prevented if your testing step fails. This level of control allows you to define the unique logic required to address your DevOps needs.

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Life Cycle Support

Builds and releases need to be executed across the lifecycle, even when you are working in an agile environment. Seldom is there the case where only one version of the application is used. For example, development is always newer than production. When production breaks, new features should not be included in an emergency fix just because the build can only be done at one lifecycle phase. Meister allows you to perform builds and releases that support a life cycle environment, including  Emergency builds and releases.

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Administer Users and Groups

Define Users and Groups and assign priviledes using Meister's Administration. The administration features allows you to restrict build and workflow executions to certain Users and Groups. You can also restrict who can be defined to standardize build best practice and control what dependency directories can be referenced in builds.






 


 

 

Customer Success Stories

Major Health Care Provider Centralizes enterprise builds with Meiter

See how a Major Health Insurance Provider implemented a centralized build process using Meister.

 

100% Build to Deploy automation that is Developer Driven

See how a Major Insurance Company implemented a secure, developer driven, build to deploy process using OpenMake Deploy+ and CA SCM r12. This demo has an excellent example of how Deploy+ with Remote Agents can parallelize the build to deploy process.

 

Meister added Transparency to the process...

"The implementation of Openmake Meister for build management allowed  BNSF to directly address one of their biggest challenges in the area of IT controls. This technology automated the team’s build processes, providing a  complete audit trail of changes, progression and approvals through each lifecycle stage. Finally, the implementation team used MKS Integrity Manager’s capabilities to manage the implementation itself." BNSF Technology Services Division - Learn More

Meister Standardized the compile process across the enterprise at UCLA ...

"UCLA's challenge was to standardize how builds and releases were processed, regardless of the development language used. OpenMake Meister provided this across the enterprise." University of Southern California, Production Control Team Lead - Learn More

 

Meister allowed developers to be more efficient saving money and time...

"As a company who specializes in process improvement we look for the most efficient ways to manage changing resources and requirements. We found this quality in Openmake Meister. Meister has allowed us to improve our development process by providing a streamlined, agile and 100% transparent build environment across the application lifecycle." Chris Lank, Ivis President and CEO, VP Worldwide Sales, Togethersoft

Meister accelerated builds across multiple remote machines...

"OpenMake Meister drastically reduced the cost of supporting our builds.  Meister allowed our build team to increase the number of builds supported using only 1/2 the staff, configured across 100 remote build agents."   Production Control, Major US Bank

Meister added consistency across multiple languages...

"Meister provides us a standard rules-driven build process regardless of platform, compiler and operating system. We selected Meister because it is the only enterprise-wide build tool that can thoroughly support our mission-critical Java, C/C++, and .NET applications.”   Todd Athorp, Sr Programmer, FIS

Meister allowed for more control in a 'fast evolving' development environment...

"Meister offers us increased productivity and quality  compared to manually controlled builds. Meister also completes the configuration management process through it's central build capabilities allowing Fortis to fully control all internal and external software assets within our fast evolving J2EE world.”  Matthias Pyck, Fortis Bank - Learn More