VMware Introduces vRealize Code Stream to Automate Software Release Process

By CIOReview | Friday, January 8, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Enterprises are increasingly adopting Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) and workloads are estimated to include traditional and cloud-native architectures. As greater levels of cost transparency and accountability are required to effectively deliver IT services, VMware announces the release of vRealize Code Stream Management Pack for IT DevOps 1.0.0 to help IT teams in implementing DevOps best practices of version control, unit testing and continuous delivery to infrastructure content such as VMware vRealize Automation service, XaaS blueprints and Orchestrator workflows.

Source control systems, automated testing, repository management and release pipeline automation can be combined for automating SDDC content lifecycle management, reports Erik Scholten, Founder of VMGuru.

vRealize Code Stream provides a path to model and automate the software release process. It also embeds a repository management solution, JFrog Artifactory Pro, which can store code or binary objects such as VM templates.

The product offers automated capture of infrastructure content  in text or binary formats, stores and versions the captured content in a common repository and provides automated rollout of content from multiple environments. It also provides release pipelines along with vRealize Automation’s Advanced Service Designer (ASD) forms and workflows.

The combined processes automate the capture of content from multiple environments in a consistent format and store it in a common repository. The stored and versioned content can be grouped and pushed to multiple environments in one request. The release pipelines from Code Stream will allow customers to automate the lifecycle of vRealize Automation content (blueprints, forms and workflows) and move them across various vRA instances as part of development, testing and production. 

vRealize is a cloud management platform that is  purpose-built for the hybrid cloud. Designed to deliver levels of agility, control and efficiency for the management and automation of Vmware products, the suite revolves around the themes of developer agility, infrastructure modernization and intelligent operations.