Top 8 Release Automation Tools
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The work items option is incredibly flexible.
You can have test cases in DevOps but not in JIRA. And, DevOps has advantages in terms of executing those test cases.
Being a game-changer in configuration management software is what has made Ansible so popular and widespread. Much of IT is based on SSH direct connectivity with a need for running infrastructure in an agentless way, and that has been a big plus. SSH has become a great security standard for managing servers. The whole thing has really become an out-of-the-box solution for managing a Unix estate.
We like that we can have an all-encompassing product and don't have to implement different solutions.
GitLab is very useful for pipelines, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It is also stable.
The stability is good. I haven't experienced any issues.
The most valuable feature is the snapshot functionality, which allows us to access previous versions of the artifacts.
The orchestration, building the release, and then just executing it and managing that pipeline — the orchestration capabilities are great for that.
Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member.
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.
You can design your workflows for your needs.
The IT process automation is the most valuable aspect of this solution.
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