SOURCE: XebiaLabs


January 12, 2016 08:30 ET

XebiaLabs' New Version of XL Release Improves Release Orchestration Across People, Processes and Tools

Latest Version of XL Release Offers More Control and Enhanced User Experience to Speed Up the Software Release Process While Reducing Application Errors

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) - XebiaLabs, a global DevOps and Continuous Delivery software provider, today announced a new version of its software release orchestration product XL Release, which improves release orchestration across people, processes and tools. The new version includes features such as "Dynamic Data Management", enhanced ALM integration and usability improvements for non-technical users. These enhancements make it easier for teams to dynamically manage the information used in the software release process and significantly simplify how enterprise IT teams can manage large and complex software releases.

XL Release allows companies to automate, orchestrate and get visibility into software release pipelines at enterprise scale. Andreas Prins, Manager, Lease IT at ING Bank, says: "XL Release reduced our cycle time to production from 6 weeks to 34 minutes. The release orchestration and pipeline visibility it provides are crucial for us to meet our Continuous Delivery goals."

This new 4.8 version of XL Release accomplishes the following business goals:

  • Delivers full control of information between people, processes and tools
  • Allows users to more easily automate their releases to a greater degree
  • Provides improved abilities to control release flow in real time
  • Helps non-technical people to better interact with the release process

"Enterprises are starting to realize that doing DevOps right requires involvement from many groups beyond Dev and Ops, as shown by increased interest in DevTestOps and DevSecOps. Current tools don't give these groups the user-friendly interface they need to interact with the Continuous Delivery process," said Andrew Phillips, vice president, DevOps strategy, XebiaLabs. "With this new version of XL Release, we are giving everyone involved with DevOps a seat at the Continuous Delivery table, allowing them to interact and dynamically modify relevant information during the release process with much greater flexibility to manage complex, distributed releases."

Amy DeMartine, senior analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals for Forrester Research, was one of three analysts recommending that companies automate the delivery pipeline to improve speed, flexibility, visibility, and control. "Creating a standard delivery pipeline as a service removes variability from the delivery process, creating checkpoints where you can apply visibility and control. But it also needs to be easy to use," she wrote along with analysts Kurt Bittner and Diego Lo Giudice in a December 2015 report: Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance. "Visibility across the entire pipeline gives an easy and instant view of release health."

XL Release 4.8 Feature Highlights:

  • Dynamic data management: New global and release specific variables allow release administrators to more efficiently manage complex releases and easily update data in real time as it becomes available throughout a release.
  • User-friendly design for non-technical users: Non-technical users can also take a bigger role in getting software out the door and into production by designing more advanced release flows.
  • ALM integration: Enhanced integration with Service Management tools such as JIRA and ServiceNow. A new, enhanced JIRA plugin allows users to query open tickets from within XL Release, resolve or comment on them, and then update the tickets in JIRA.
  • Usability enhancements: XL Release 4.8 also includes numerous enhancements that improve the user experience, including an updated user interface and new action menus

Watch the short video for a feature walkthrough and join XebiaLabs for an upcoming webinar: "The Latest in Advanced Release Orchestration for DevOps and Continuous Delivery".

Adding to its momentum, XebiaLabs also announced this week the latest version of XL TestView, the market-defining, first of its kind test analytics software for data-driven release decisions. Learn more about what's new.

XL Release 4.8 is available immediately. Download a free trial at

About XebiaLabs
XebiaLabs develops enterprise-scale Continuous Delivery and DevOps software, providing companies with the visibility, automation and control they need to deliver software faster and with less risk. Global market leaders rely on XebiaLabs to meet the increasing demand for accelerated and more reliable software releases. For more information, please visit

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