XebiaLabs for Docker and Other Containers

Essential tools for managing complex deployments and release processes

Challenge:

Docker and other container architectures seem to make a lot of things simpler at first glance. But as you look deeper, you’ll discover a number of challenges that early adopters are already facing. These complex scenarios are exactly the kinds of situations our tools were built for.

Your release process doesn’t go away after you implement containers. In fact, virtually all of the common problems enterprises face – getting software through a release pipeline and deployed to multiple environments – stay the same.

Solution:

Without XebiaLabs tools, it’s nearly impossible to scale to handle complex container scenarios. Our products let you handle multi-container and hybrid deployments – and multiple interdependent release pipelines – with ease.

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Compliance, security, reporting, audit trail, and process enforcement

These crucial enterprise capabilities are missing entirely from today’s containers and frameworks. XL Release and XL Deploy make sure your processes are followed and logged, and that compliance, governance and security are enforced for all apps and components…. as well as for new deployment targets as they come online.

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Hybrid Deployments

The reality is, enterprises have hybrid environments: all have mixture of containers, virtual machines, and traditional environments, not just containers. It will be a long time, if ever, before any company is 100% container-native for all their apps. In the meantime, enterprise teams need a deployment model that automatically adjusts for any environment… and that’s XL Deploy.

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Dependencies and complex process management

As applications are broken into smaller chunks, it’s critical to be able to manage the relationships between all services and components. Container and microservices architectures often have many more moving parts and often involve more releases, so there is a much stronger need for release and deployment platforms that manage dependencies and give a holistic view of what’s happening in your process and that manage the details. XL Release and XL Deploy provide these capabilities and support advanced release processes such as release trains.


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Visibility

With so many moving parts, you need an integrated view of what’s going on where and when: both for release processes and deployment artifacts. XL Release and XL Deploy excel at providing visibility into your systems, as well as up-to-date release and deployment status. This insight improves communication and collaboration, and also helps you find and fix problems quickly when they occur.

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Standardization of release and deployment processes

With XL Release, you know your release processes will be followed and rules will be enforced; XL Deploy ensures that deployment processes are followed across all deployment targets, not just your containers. Once your deployments are modeled in XL Deploy, you can be sure they will work repeatably – regardless of whether you introduce new targets.

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XL Deploy and Containers

XL Deploy is the most advanced deployment automation tool available today, automating and standardizing complex deployments to any target environment. It automatically handles complex multi-container and hybrid deployment scenarios, integration with your CI/CD pipeline, environment-specific configuration and more. XL Deploy lets you handle multi-container and deployments to any target with ease…

XL Release and Containers

XL Release lets you automate, orchestrate and get visibility into your release pipelines – at enterprise scale. It allows you to easily define and run delivery pipelines for multi-container, microservice and hybrid scenarios, with templates for decoupled release trains, coordinated master and subreleases, and other advanced release patterns. As you scale, you will need XL Release to manage your complex release pipelines and dependencies between components…

"With XL Deploy we were able to automate the deployment process end-to-end. Deployments can be repeated more readily in other environments, and deployers do not have to spend so much time on administrative tasks."

~ Ronald Bosch, Group Manager, Air France-KLM

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More Information:


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