Finally, CrossVista’s own Workflow layer operates much like orchestration layers of other tools. This is the part where some of our critics might say, “Look, you DO use scripts.” To them we say, “Yeah… take a closer look. We all know it’s not the same thing.”
The fundamental difference is TEAM Server’s DevOps Engine takes care of the messy stuff for enterprise applications. When we want to deploy a single Informatica PowerCenter Transformation within a step in our Workflow, we just “deploy” and we know it is being deployed within “context. If we need to “rollback”, we “rollback”…. no need to look up the Informatica PowerCenter API and write a new script to do it. And, because all of the complex work is taken care of within TEAM Server’s DevOps Engine, TEAM Server can also reuse the same exact workflow for all of our projects. No additional scripting is required.
If your organization has standardized on a script automation tool like Jenkins, IBM UrbanCode, or CA Release Manager, then you can keep using those tools with TEAM Server. TEAM Server offers a robust API which TEAM Server’s own Workflow leverages to perform it’s orchestration functions. This means that TEAM Server’s processes can be called to/from these other script automation tools… or even implement your entire process using those other orchestration engine calling out to CrossVista’s API. These other script automation tools can be very useful to your organization, CrossVista just adds a DevOps Engine for working with enterprise applications.
CrossVista’s Workflow (and all of CrossVista’s functionality) also integrates and can be driven by a ticketing solution. CrossVista bundles it’s own lightweight ticketing into TEAM Server but also supports integrating with Jira, ClearQuest, HPQC, TFS, and more. This Workflow provides an extension for incorporating automated Test Tools, Governance, Program Management, and more. This results in a fully auditable, enforceable, and extensible end-to-end process.
By bundling together the functions of Version Control, Change, Configuration, and Release Management, CrossVista TEAM Server provides one solution for managing your end-to-end DevOps lifecycle for enterprise applications.
Please contact MakeItEasy@crossvista.com for more information.