Application Release Management For Faster More Reliable Deployments

Wesley Pullen, UC4 Vice President of ARA Technologies
Watch Tom Flitter, Applications and Integration Manager for TASC, and Wesley Pullen, UC4 Vice President of ARA Technologies, as they discuss how an automated application release solution can turn a manual, cross-functional set of activities into a well orchestrated, automated and predictable process.

Register for this one-hour webinar and learn:

- The three critical components needed to be successful at automating the release process
- The four major benefits of a centralized solution built on an enterprise class automation engine
- How TASC is using the UC4 platform to roll out consistent innovation with new applications and features for their customers
- Why now is the time to Rethink Application Release Automation
Jun 25 2012
53 mins
Application Release Management For Faster More Reliable Deployments
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    •Equilibro de carga elástico (Elastic Load Balancing)
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    •Creación y configuración de un equilibrador de carga elástico
    •Zonas de disponibilidad múltiples con Amazon RDS
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    Building a high performing DevOps organization requires change. Leading this transformation will require both a change in mind-set and the tools required to help you control the environment and processes.

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    - Extend continuous integration build with deployment automation
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    Join Scott Willson, Sr. Solution Architect, as he discusses how to automate the release and deployment processes across the organization to eliminate the human error factor from deployment activities and reduce deployment times by up to 90%.

    Register for this webcast and learn how to:

    •Completely automate deployments and reduce manual efforts by 90% and more
    •Integrate automated deployments with organizational release processes and avoid risk
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  • Achieving Zero Effort Compliance with Application Release Automation Recorded: Oct 4 2012 37 mins
    Traditional application release processes based on running scripts or manual updates expose companies to risks of noncompliance with a host of industry and government regulations, such as HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, SSAE 16, SAS 70, PCI and Basel II.

    Join Stathy Touloumis, Senior Solutions Architect at UC4, to learn how IT organizations can leverage new application release automation technologies to ensure regulatory compliance while keeping up with the pace of application changes.

    Register for this webinar and learn how to:

    1. Enable segregation of duties in the data center
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    In 30 minutes, attendees will learn how to:

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    - Develop strategies and approaches to optimizing the processes required to deliver business critical applications in every stage of the release process
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    Implementing release management best practices in pre-production and production helps IT organizations increase release velocity and achieve a repeatable, predictable release process. Contact me directly with any questions.
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  • Gartner IOM Summit: UC4 Presents on Application Release Automation Recorded: Jun 27 2012 2 mins
    Wesley Pullen, Vice President Global ARA Technologies for UC4, presented at Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit on June 13, 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany. In his session, "Application Release Automation for DevOps: End-to-End Visibility, Control and Agility," Mr. Pullen discusses how traditional application release processes, based on running scripts or manual updates, expose companies to risks of non-compliance with a host of industry and government regulations (e.g. HIPAA, Dodd Frank and Basel II/III) and how new and unique release automation technologies address these challenges.
  • Application Release Management For Faster More Reliable Deployments Recorded: Jun 25 2012 53 mins
    Watch Tom Flitter, Applications and Integration Manager for TASC, and Wesley Pullen, UC4 Vice President of ARA Technologies, as they discuss how an automated application release solution can turn a manual, cross-functional set of activities into a well orchestrated, automated and predictable process.

    Register for this one-hour webinar and learn:

    - The three critical components needed to be successful at automating the release process
    - The four major benefits of a centralized solution built on an enterprise class automation engine
    - How TASC is using the UC4 platform to roll out consistent innovation with new applications and features for their customers
    - Why now is the time to Rethink Application Release Automation
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