1. Opsera launches continuous orchestration approach to devops
10/15/2020 3:15:07 PM
Opsera launches continuous orchestration approach to devops
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Opsera launches continuous orchestration approach to devops



Brittany Hainzinger Brittany Hainzinger in Programming Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Opsera launched a new approach for software delivery that combines choice of any CI/CD tools with no-code automation across the DevOps lifecycle.

Opsera launched a new approach for software delivery that combines choice of any CI/CD tools with no-code automation across the DevOps lifecycle. By orchestrating tools, pipelines and insights through a single platform, Opsera speeds time to deployment, helps optimize resources and provides a holistic cross-functional perspective with KPIs that better correlate technical performance with business outcomes.

Opsera was founded in January 2020 and is backed by a $4.3 million seed round investment from Clear Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Firebolt Ventures.

“Continuous Orchestration is perfect for SREs and DevOps teams that are forced to manually code integrations of best-of-breed point solutions or feel stuck with single-vendor solutions that limit tool choice and cause lock-in,” said Chandra Ranganathan and Kumar Chivukula, co-founders of Opsera. “Through our work at Uber, Symantec and Adobe, we realized the need for no-code automation and freedom of tool choice to make DevOps successful. We built Opsera, and are pioneering Continuous Orchestration, with the goal to democratize DevOps.”

Here are the key elements of the Opsera Continuous Orchestration platform:

Toolchain Automation: You pick the tools you want from a self-service catalog of best of breed tools or bring your own, and automate any toolchain via Opsera’s one-click deployment. Eliminate manual scripts and save time with pre-built connectors, native APIs, easy life cycle management and automated governance.

Declarative Pipelines: Build no-code pipelines easily using drag-and-drop workflows, with quality and security gates in-built. You get out of the box integrations and pipeline visibility across all the CI/CD stages for various use cases, including software engineering, SaaS release automation (Salesforce/ServiceNow) and infrastructure-as-a-code pipelines.

Unified Insights and Logs: The platform provides comprehensive and unified analytics across your entire CI/CD ecosystem. Aggregated and contextualized logs and build blueprints for faster resolution and improved auditing and compliance. Intelligent and personalized dashboards with more than 85 KPI’s in six different dimensions (planning, development, security, quality, operations and source code, so you can make smarter decisions.

Here’s what industry experts that have previewed Opsera have to say:

“As software-based innovation advances beyond a focus on speed, CI/CD pipelines also need to evolve to address complexity, and offer greater governance and reporting,” said Jon Collins, VP of Research for GigaOm. “Faced with existing tool sprawl and challenges from adopting distributed applications and microservices architectures, the need for better orchestration that addresses both tool choice and automation will only increase to enable and enhance value delivery.”

“Centralized automation and Continuous Orchestration across the software delivery lifecycle are crucial to gain the velocity and visibility DevOps teams need to meet business goals,” said Eric Robertson, an industry evangelist for Value Stream Management.

“The investment into Continuous Orchestration will not only pay back in dividends, but also in the empowerment of developers to ship core features faster, and with fewer defects,” said Declan Morris, Global CIO, Cloud Operations Executive, and Technology Advisor.

“With Opsera’s Continuous Orchestration solution, the productivity of our engineers immediately improved by 25 percent. I can also see the development, security and quality metrics in a single dashboard,” says Kishore Gandham, CEO of KeyWest Networks, an Opsera customer.

“As DevOps matures and software teams look to adopt Value Stream Management, the need for orchestration and cross-functional analytics across disparate tools is critical,” said Michael Azoff, chief analyst for Kisaco Research. “We see significant value proposition from no-code platforms that integrate and orchestrate the tools teams want to use in a much more cohesive manner."