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DevOps-Ready Release Management Requires Orchestration, Not Just Automation

Published: 23 August 2018

ID: G00368794

Analyst(s): Colin Fletcher, Christopher Little


The proliferation of DevOps product teams and growing toolchain complexity are transforming application release activities. To maximize value from this momentum, I&O leaders’ focus must shift from task automation to release activity orchestration — automated arrangement, coordination and management.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Need to Manage Release Activities Is Driving Task-Focused Application Release Automation Strategies to Include Orchestration
  • Leading Application Release Automation Tool Vendors Are Offering Orchestration Capabilities

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