ARA Features Unique to Release Engineer

Collaborate Across DevOps Teams

Subscribe to an Application and track your 'to do' list

Key to a successful Continuous Delivery process is the ability for teams to easily share deployment information. Collaboration is particularly important between development teams and operational teams such as Testing and Production Control. Release Engineer uses built-in collaboration allowing users to 'subscribe' to an Application. Subscribing provides a 'social networking' experience that keeps the subscriber informed about all activities that occur to a particular software application including new versions, changes and deployments. The 'feed' is kept based on a timeline, so all actions are recorded and reported to all subscribers.

Release Management Timeline

In addition, Release Engineer provides each user a 'home' page that shows each users 'to do' list. The 'home' page is particularly important when the continuous delivery pipeline requires approval gates or a deployment requires manual tasks. This central location offers an easy method for everyone to stay connected and 'in the loop' without holding 'release meetings' and ensuring a critical step is not held up because an individual did not know that the deployment was waiting on them for an approval or manual step.

Enterprise Platform support

Release Engineer runs on a Linux or Windows server, includes a web based UI and supports software deployments to multiple platforms and can support a deployments that include cross platforms. It also supports WebSphere Deployments, database deployments and integrates with external repositories for retrieving binaries.

Platform Support Includes:

Windows 2008, Windows 2012
Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux
Ubantu, Redhat, SuSe, Debian
Tandem, Stratus, IBM iSeries, OpenVMS, Unisys, IBM 4690
z/OS
IBM WebSphere
Jetty, Tomcat, Cloud Foundry
Microsoft IIS
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle
Sybase