Ranger4 DevOps Blog

ARA: Considerations at Implementation Time

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 16:02 PM

Implementing ARA and DevOps requires change - and change can be painful and is often resisted. Here are some pointers on how to make your ARA implementation project go smoothly.

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Topics: UrbanCode, DevOps, application release automation

ARA: What to Look for in a Vendor

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 15:02 PM

Many organizations have already tried to tackle Application Release Automation (ARA) themselves to a greater or lesser extent by building their own tooling. We see 5 steps on the ARA maturity scale:

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Topics: UrbanCode, DevOps, application release automation

10 Drivers for Application Release Automation (ARA) Projects

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Many of our customers recognize the benefits of application release automation (increased frequency of releases, doing more with limited resources) as a standalone solution, often initial implementations part of a larger project with more identifiable direct business impact.

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Topics: UrbanCode, DevOps, application release automation

Why Do Application Release Automation?

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 13:01 PM

Automating the release process using an ARA tool has a number of high-level benefits:

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Topics: UrbanCode, DevOps, application release automation

Results of Ranger4's 2013 DevOps Readiness Survey

Posted by Helen Beal on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 15:12 PM

We ran a DevOps Readiness Survey towards the end of 2013, taking a snapshot of the industry's current maturity to allow us to understand more about areas of improvement to give us a baseline to compare against in the future. We used our DevOps Maturity Index (DMI) formula to allow us to score the respondents against a number of organisational, cultural, process and technology attributes and indicators.

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Topics: DevOps Maturity, DevOps Readiness Survey, DevOps, application release automation