- VMware tc-Server (Tomcat)
- Java and .NET
- DataPower with DP Buddy
- Microsoft Enterprise SQL Server
- Microsoft Team Foundation Server
- Dynatrace (APM)
- HP / NeoLoad
- XL Deploy
- XL Release
As New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group (NJM) upgraded core technology platforms, they looked to accelerate software delivery in order to align delivery practices with business demands for upgraded solutions. With their volume and cadence of work increasing, they quickly reached their limits as they tried to scale their entirely manual software deployment processes.
Maintaining and demonstrating compliance––without introducing more painful manual processes––was also a top concern for this large insurance company. NJM needed a reliable way to streamline software deployments and at the same time ensure compliance controls were maintained. Their ultimate goal was to automate the release of high-quality software while reducing complexities and minimizing overhead.
There is a lot more going on in the new world than the old world. We didn’t need another problem. We needed a solution, and that was the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform.
—Vito Iannuzzelli, Assistant VP of IT, NJM
NJM successfully implemented deployment automation with XebiaLabs, which accelerated and standardized software delivery processes while helping them more easily demonstrate compliance. This initiative reduced operational overhead and streamlined deployment processes so NJM could scale.
- Reduced deployment times dramatically
Non-production deployment – from days to minutes
Production deployments – 30%-50% faster
- 1,000-1,500+ deployments per month through automation with XebiaLabs
Three years ago, all releases were handled manually
- Continuous, scheduled, and self-service deployments
Eliminated reliance on specially-skilled technicians to deploy software.
QA, developers, and trainees are now handling deployments
- No-hassle compliance
Highly visible, zero-touch process that is fully traceable and auditable
“XebiaLabs increases everyone’s visibility into the overall process, from Dev to Ops to product owners to management. We can now do more with the same number of resources, and those resources do not require in-depth knowledge of the solution.”
- Accelerate and automate software delivery
- Reduce operational overhead––lower total cost of ownership
- Streamline end-to-end deployment
- Manage the software lifecycle
- Create a single system of record that spans from the minute a deployment is initiated to the minute it is completed… in a repeatable process
- Enforce control and gain visibility to more easily meet audit and compliance requirements
“I wanted to provide a single system of record of what happens from the minute we request a deployment until the minute it is completed––all in a repeatable way with visibility, control, and proper record keeping. With XebiaLabs, we have introduced a highly visible, zero-touch process that is fully traceable and auditable.”
—Vito Iannuzzelli, Assistant VP of IT, NJM
NJM is now doing anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500+ automated deployments per month with XL Deploy. They have reduced deployment times dramatically: non-Production deployments have dropped from days to minutes, while Production deployments happen 30-50% faster. “Hundreds of people depend on the functionality that XebiaLabs provides, and several new areas are interested in getting access to XL Deploy,” said Vito. “We have also reached a stage of enabling self-service within the organization.”
“Now we’re shifting our focus from the deployment process to the overall software release pipeline. We’re moving beyond XL Deploy and into Release Orchestration, expanding further into the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform with XL Release,” said Vito. “We need a tool that automates our entire pipeline, not just deployments. XL Release provides end-to-end visibility, reporting, and control across all our tools. We expect XL Release to deliver the same benefits across the entire software release pipeline that we’ve seen for deployments.”
“As we continue to move applications to the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, total cost of ownership continues to go down as productivity increases. If you’re looking to improve, accelerate, and streamline your end-to-end software delivery, and enforce compliance requirements in a repeatable, auditable process, you want XebiaLabs.”