Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Application Release Orchestration

Published: 07 October 2019

ID: G00373920

Analyst(s): Chris Saunderson , Daniel Betts , Hassan Ennaciri , Christopher Little


ARO tools enable DevOps teams to automate application deployments, manage continuous integration/continuous delivery pipelines and orchestrate release workflows. I&O leaders must assess the capabilities of these tools to improve application delivery cadence and support digital business initiatives.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Broadcom (CA Technologies)
    • Chef
    • CloudBees (Electric Cloud)
    • GitLab
    • IBM
    • Microsoft
    • XebiaLabs
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Deployment Automation
    • Pipeline and Environment Management
    • Release Orchestration
  • Use Cases
    • Release Manager
    • Application/Product Owner
    • DevOps/Application Operations Team Member
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Vendor Changes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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