Release Automation Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Mohamed Sadek says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Lead DevOps and Release Engineer-L2 at ITWORX
* Linking the project teamwork (bugs, tasks, user stories, test cases ) with the code, build, release, delivery * It's a matter of integration to have only one platform for all your software development life cycle. View full review »
JoeGarcia says in an Ansible review
Principal Engineer at CyberArk
I really love the user interface: * The first time I started to use it, I found that it was well-built and very easy to navigate around. Things were were I expected them to be. I didn't have to go clicking around too much to find what I wanted to do. * The documentation on their website is well done. Anytime that I need to, I can pull up its six tabs. For example, I wrote my first Ansible playbook with no Internet on a plane and those six tabs cached in my phone's browser. Red Hat has always done a great job with their documentation. However, I sort of grew up around most of their products. As far as the dashboard is concerned, it is a nice, quick, easy look without having to dig in, deep dive into the different metrics, etc. I obtain a quick presentation of what's failed and what's been successful. Having an operator and/or admin get that quick of a look is beneficial because they can quickly act and react to job failures, etc. View full review »
Eric Greene says in an Ansible review
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It is very extensible. There are many plugins and modules out there that everybody helps create to interact with different cloud providers as well. Roles that sum up all the playbooks that you might have. You might have a giant playbook which is doing a lot of things just for one app. However, there may be other people who have also tried to do the same thing. So, they create these roles, and you're able to automate easier without needing all those playbooks. You can have role declaration with a couple of Rs. View full review »
Enterprise Architect at Spar BusIness Services
What we like about the product is that it is more or less an umbrella system that allows us to integrate many different systems into our heterogeneous environment. View full review »
Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would say the traceability part of it. With this feature, I know which environment is running what. Which version of the binaries; that is key because then we know what to fix. View full review »
reviewer1224447 says in a XebiaLabs XL Deploy review
DevOps Consultant with 11-50 employees
The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is vendor-agnostic and it has a file called Manifest, which makes it possible for developers, ops people, and system admins to cooperate. View full review »
Project Manager at a financial services firm
The agents are one of the solution's most valuable features. I like agents for file transfers so you can transfer the files from agent to agent on the different platforms. The event monitor is very good. You can monitor when the file is created so you can pick up the file once it's done. The interface is good. View full review »
Chiefcat46 says in a XebiaLabs XL Deploy review
Founder and Chief Catalyst at Catalink
Ensuring our deployment techniques are no more people dependent and scalable automation are clearly the most important to us and our business needs. Overall the key features from which we benefited are 1. Model based deployment automation and speed of deployment 2. Agentless 3. Visibility and Insights on the Deployment process 4. Self Service deployment for our teams 5. Ensuring compliance View full review »
ITSysManageri867986 says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
IT System Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Repos, Wikis, and pipelines are all excellent features. View full review »
Cldengin57 says in a GitLab review
Cloud Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
In GitLab, the most valuable feature is using information with a repository and using a containerized approach. You can use containers to create different jobs. The dashboard and interface make it easy to use. View full review »
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to interact with various other Azure services like for a deployment or using CICD was very helpful because when we leverage it for Azure IT helps. There's no CICD pipeline available. They provided us with some of the plugins to deploy that onto the Azure IOT edge. View full review »
Ove Holmberg says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Enterprise Agile Coach at Knowit Require
The most valuable feature for us at this stage is the Azure Boards. I really like the user interface. For comparison, I have been using JIRA for several years now, and I am rather skilled at using that tool. The reason for my using Azure DevOps is because my client uses it. My first impression of DevOps, after using JIRA, is that it has a much better, more intuitive, and more user-friendly interface. That first impression is still valid, today. View full review »
Software1701 says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Software Architect Consultant at a tech consulting company with self employed
All of the features related to release management are very good. We use release management and dev management, and the dashboard is good. The ability to specify multiple platforms in release management, by using Docker, is valuable. View full review »
Vlad Glukhovskiy says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Senior Project Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The two most valuable features are Azure Pipelines for DevOps automation, and Azure Test Plan for test management. It is quite easy to create a pipeline, from continuous integration to automated testing, to continuous delivery, performance testing, and continuous deployment. It's graphical representation and tools are easy to use. The automated testing in DevTest is the big advantage of Azure DevOps. View full review »
IrvingGreen says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Senior Director at Cloud Technovation
I would say that Pipelines is Azure's most valuable feature. Also generally, Azure enables us to create a staging environment through to a production environment in an easier way and then get the code and run that. It also has decent pull requests and things like that. View full review »
NeerengSys44 says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I like the management features and the user interface is very friendly. View full review »
Daniel Hall says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Technical Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
CI/CD pipelines and repositories. View full review »
Yves Vindevogel says in an UrbanCode Deploy review
Rollout Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, the most valuable thing is that we have a full overview of our environment, where we have deployed what, when it went okay, when it went wrong, etc. These kinds of things. It is very easy to make a software release. It used to take us at least a couple of hours to make a release, now we went to production with a new one last night. This new release took me five minutes. It makes it easy to select what we want to deploy and to follow it up afterward. The reports that we get when something goes wrong work very well. View full review »
David Rojas says in an Ansible review
Automation Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The countless modules and products supported. View full review »
Murat Gurkas says in a Microsoft Azure DevOps review
Product Owner
* Dashboard * Query * Sub-tasks configuration * Extensions library * Visual Studio and other MS product integrations. View full review »
AwsConte413b says in a Chef review
AWS Content Support Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the language that it uses: Ruby. Regarding integration and configuration of the product, they're pretty manageable. The layers are really easy to configure. View full review »
Stefan Nava says in a Chef review
Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Its most valuable feature is automation. View full review »
Mike Silva says in a Chef review
Senior Operations Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Its versatility is the most valuable feature. It's not necessarily the end all or be all solution for configuration management, deployment, etc. However, for what we use it for, it fits right in and it doesn't bloat our infrastructure (or any of our instances) that we deployed to. View full review »
Mohamed Ibrahim says in an Ansible review
Senior DevOps at RubiconMD
Ansible Tower offers use a UI where we can see all the pushes that have gone into the server. It is very easy to grasp. Multiple users on my team can utilize it without me giving them a thorough tutorial. This has been helpful. View full review »
Anshul Somani says in a Chef review
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
The community. View full review »
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