SOURCE: XebiaLabs


July 14, 2011 16:03 ET

Karavel Group, the Leading French Online Travel Agency, Achieves 8x Faster Time to Market for Online Applications, With Deployit

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - XebiaLabs, the leading provider of application release automation, has helped leading French online travel agency to support their growing online activity while significantly reducing deployment operational expenditure. By adopting Deployit from XebiaLabs, Karavel can standardize and fully automate the deployment of 80 Java applications across all middleware and cloud environments delivering more applications with the same amount of resources.

"Application Deployment is now easier for people at all stages of the deployment process, now that we are leveraging the Deployit product. Application Deployment which had become a bottleneck for the growth of this company has now been put under control and can be executed seamlessly, allowing us to acquire new companies and release new offers faster and with confidence while staying ahead of the competition," said Guillaume Postaire, Manager of IT Operations, Karavel.

Karavel is a 400M Euros company and is the leading online travel agency in France for travel packages. Karavel deploys an average of 50 application releases to production, per week. Historically, the IT Operations team had developed a rigid script that turned out to be inefficient when the company migrated to more fragmented SOA applications. Manual errors were becoming frequent while trying to cope with the growing number of releases produced by an agile development approach. The IT Ops team started to evaluate several deployment automation solutions including Open Source and Commercial ones. Karavel finally chose XebiaLabs due to its cost efficient and scalable approach to application deployments and short delivery time to market for applications.

Benefits that Karavel saw since implementing Deployit's Unified Deployment Engine:

  • 3x increase in resource utilization.
  • 8x reduction in time to market.
  • Integration of Deployit with Maven so that the Deployment Packages are continuously generated after the build phase.
  • Increased ability to correlate application deployments with performance issues.
  • Continuous delivery enabled with the same package deployed to the different environments.
  • Improved governance on environments through LDAP integration for management of access rights and permissions.

"We are very pleased with Karavel choosing our deployment automation solution. They are already experiencing accelerated time to market and productivity gains and we have, yet another, happy customer," Richard Mathias, Regional Manager, XebiaLabs/France.

About XebiaLabs:
XebiaLabs is the leading provider of application release automation. XebiaLabs' flagship product, Deployit, automates Java EE deployments in an enterprise environment, allowing organizations to manage their middleware environments by predictably executing and automating their Java application deployments. Headquartered in the US, XebiaLabs is an international company with development and sales offices in the USA, France, Germany and India. In other countries, XebiaLabs works through a network of local representatives. For more information, please visit or contact one of our offices.

About Karavel-Promovacances: With 4.5 million unique monthly visitors (source Mediametrie / NetRatings September 2010), Promovacances is the French No. 1 selling holidays online. To fully control products in its catalog, in terms of price, quality and availability, Promovacances itself produces some of his visits, negotiating directly with airlines and hoteliers. This is one of the new economy companies that created more jobs in France (700), with locations in the cities of Paris, Nice and Vichy. In 11 years of existence, has made travel Promovacances 2.5 million customers around the world . In the second half of 2010, Promovacances made its entry into the exclusive club of top 15 ecommerce sites most visited in France alongside heavyweights Amazon, Private Sale, C Discount Price Minister or the Redoute (FEVAD Barometer November 2010). Website:

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