Release orchestration sequences
these automated tasks into
end-to-end process chains to
connect different tools, pipelines
and environments to provide a
holistic view of the software
delivery process while improving
More advanced release
orchestration solutions can help
transformation by collecting
evidence and insights across all
software delivery value streams
to optimize processes.
8 Benefits to Expect from Release Orchestration
Reduced internal friction
A unified platform to coordinate releases provides visibility and control over the entire development and deployment process. All stakeholders can meet their own requirements without disruptions to their existing workflows or tooling.
Consistency and certainty
Practitioners can model releases into products in their own right, offering a self-service catalog to improve onboarding time by promoting the reuse of best practices with established guard rails for development teams.
Confidence in release decisions
Repeatable pipelines deliver the data that practitioners need to make the final decision when pushing code to production and ensure that all the necessary automated and manual gate conditions have been satisfied.
Automated tasks that are not connected lead to gaps in release advancement. Orchestration prevents this by visualizing data that exposes these hidden risks so practitioners can see and rectify emerging bottlenecks.
Early problem detection
Practitioners get full visibility over the entire software development process allowing them to spot and handle emerging issues before they become full-scale problems.
Security and compliance
An orchestration system is aware of all the steps in your release process. Fine-grained access controls and traceability ensures all objects are documented so that security teams and auditors can quickly assess which security decisions were made, when, and by whom to satisfy compliance requirements.
Better intelligence through analytics
Orchestration gives practitioners a bird's-eye view of release health across the entire technology portfolio, enabling them to quickly analyze key metrics to relay to stakeholders at short notice.
Scalability and flexibility across all environments
An effective orchestration platform dynamically scales with your environment, whether that be on-prem or in the cloud, and supports both traditional and Kubernetes based applications.
Building a Better Value Stream
Beyond these tactical gains, leading orchestration solutions offer a broader strategic benefit that underlines its importance to the software function and its stakeholders: contribution to the value stream.
Effective release orchestration enables value stream management by providing the contextual intelligence needed to see beyond how an organization automates aspects of the delivery process to concentrate on the "why." This frees software teams to think about:
What kind of value they want to deliver to the customer
How they can improve the processes that support that delivery
How to measure those improvements
How CloudBees helps with release orchestration
With release orchestration, modern organizations can release code with confidence at scale. CloudBees takes this to the next level, going beyond the sequencing of releases to offer:
Higher-order visibility to enable centralized management across teams, processes, features, pipelines, releases, and release dependencies.
The ability to ingest data—beyond just basic DORA metrics—across all tooling in a single view to enable correlated insights and improve effectiveness.
Enterprise-grade security and governance realized through traceability and access controls across all objects in the SDLC. Practitioners can collect evidence in real time and generate compliance audit reports with a single click.
Why release orchestration is the gateway to modern software delivery
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