Release 6.8.5

The Clarive team is pleased to announce the launch of its product release 6.8.5. This latest release comes with a range of new features, most notable of these being:

  • Kanban SLAs
  • Snapshotting: import snapshot in new systems
  • Project configuration templates
  • Tracked assets
  • New event for send email failure
  • User suspension

You can download the binaries for the new release at http://clarive.com/software. You will need a support user in order to be able to download the software. Please feel free to contact us by email at [email protected] if you need a user account.

KANBAN SLAs

Clarive allows for the putting in place of SLAs associated with Topic Categories. These help in identifying thresholds exceeded by each Topic in its various lifecycle Statuses.

Kanban provides identification at a glance within each of its rows, including not only the Topic’s situation as shown in its current Status, but also its history.

SNAPSHOTTING: IMPORT SNAPSHOT IN NEW SYSTEM

Henceforth new instances may be created by importing existing ones via a snapshot file taken from a different Clarive instance. This aids in streamlining the configuration process for environments that we may wish to replicate.

The entire system or a selection of components that are of interest may be imported.

PROJECT CONFIGURATION TEMPLATES

Setting variables can get tedious, it often being the case that different Projects can contain the same variables, together with identical values. By grouping project variables in an Environment Template we can streamline Project configuration. We can also use this to set the Environment in which these are available.

This new feature allows the User to create a template containing the variables and values according to Environment, which can be imported within Projects in order to complete their configuration.

TRACKED ASSETS

Files sent to the servers can be checked for issues by activating the configuration tracking option in the Rule service.

In addition, files currently being tracked may be viewed within the Job:

This comes with the option of auditing files, which throws up an error should an issue arise with the file that is to be overwritten.

NEW EVENT: SEND EMAIL FAILURE

Until now it has been impossible to tell for sure whether an email generated by a notification has been sent properly. Clarive has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of a new event, allowing tracking of email send issues.

The event is triggered when the maximum number of failed attempts to re-send the email is reached.

USER SUSPENSION

This new feature allows suspension of active users in the tool, rather than their deletion, which makes it possible to keep hold of details of users no longer using the tool, as well as enabling their reactivation.

User deactivation results in the aforementioned user no longer having access to the tool and also no longer being able to interact with Clarive via his or her API key.

There are many more exciting features coming out this year, so please watch this space!

Clarive & Emerasoft

Clarive Software and Emerasoft announce a strategic partnership to provide the Italian market with a DevOps solution for End-to-End Lean Application Delivery

 

To hLOGO-3D-CMYK-300dpielp Italian customers to evolve their DevOps capabilities over the entire application lifecycle, Emerasoft signed a partnership with Clarive Software, a worldwide company which provides a single solution: Clarive.

Clarive is the only single-tool DevOps Lifecycle Management platform for the evolving enterprise, supporting Dev, QA and Ops on all their available platforms, from legacy to new, including mainframe, open systems, Unix, Linux, databases, ERPs, CRMs, cloud, internet of things, and mobile.

The Clarive platform provides end-to-end collaboration, orchestration, automation, integration and audit services with built in version control and change tracking, combined with ultimate real-time and dynamic insight.

Its unique rule-based approach to workflow, release and deployment management, makes it adaptable to organizations of any size or release processes of any complexity without additional external scripting. Learn more about Clarive.

Emerasoft mission is to provide its customers with new smart technologies and solve complex technical challenges. As leading distributor of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions and consulting services in Italy, it is expanding its DevOps engagement and products suite with the best-class solutions.

“Emerasoft has found in Clarive the rising star of DevOps.  We are very excited to introduce this technology in the Italian market and help our customers to accomplish their DevOps transformation.” – Riccardo Bernasconi, Emerasoft CEO

“DevOps is hot today, and Clarive has the technology if you are transitioning to faster and better deliveries. But one cannot champion DevOps with only technology. We found in Emerasoft a very experienced and knowledgeable application delivery partner that is capable to configure Clarive and coach clients to DevOps success” – Eddy Pauwels, SVP Clarive  Software.

About Emerasoft

Emerasoft Srl is an Italian company which provides software products and services. Emerasoft supports DevOps methodologies and selects easy to use and smart technologies, designed to encourage an approach for working collaboratively anytime, anywhere. The company operates in the fields of automotive, telecommunication, manufacturing, publishing, bank and insurance, with customers such as Ferrero, CNH Industrial, Finmeccanica, Ferragamo, Juventus. For more information: www.emerasoft.com[email protected]

About Clarive

Clarive Software is a Spanish company, founded in 2010 and named “DevOps Cool vendor” by Gartner in 2015. Clarive Software today has direct representation in Spain, Belgium, the UK, and the US. Through is rapidly expanding partner network, Clarive is represented in all continents.

For more information: www.clarive.com[email protected]

Wipro & Clarive

wipro

Wipro and Clarive joined forces and signed a partnership to deliver the only single tool DevOps solution around the globe.

Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT) is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company with 160,000+ workforce serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents.Wipro helps customers do business better by leveraging our industry-wide experience, deep technology expertise, comprehensive portfolio of services and vertically aligned business model.Wipro is globally recognized for its innovative approach towards delivering business value and its commitment to sustainability. Wipro champions optimized utilization of natural resources, capital and talent.

Transparency, a 500-mile Journey

Transparency, a 500-mile Journey

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There’s an entertaining story that has been going around for years in the sysadmin forums about how a University of North Carolina sysadmin gets a call from a user who’s growing desperate over a problem with the department’s email server: nobody in his department is able to send emails to destinations that are over 500 miles in distance. The sysadmin argues that’s just impossible, email is not bound by physical distances. However, the user insists he has researched the problem thoroughly.

The sysadmin gives in and decides to test the user’s hypothesis. To his upmost surprise, an email to Providence fails while one to New York works. He repeats the test many times over to similar results. To his amazement, the claim was true although it defied common sense.

The user also had a hunch. He pinpointed a system patch that occurred around those days. But the consultant that made the changes attested he “didn’t touch the email system.”

Digging deeper, these were some of the user assertions checked:

  • Emails won’t go past a 500 mile radius (confirmed)
  • System was patched recently (confirmed)
  • Consultant who patched says email is not involved (claim)

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Database Release Automation

Database Release Automation

Implementing a fully automated, continuous application delivery process requires that ALL configuration items, including those that are stored in a database, be version controlled and deployed as part of the full cycle.

Unfortunately, a recent survey showed that many companies which implement continuous delivery for their application code do not do the same for their database code.

Here are some of the database configuration items that Clarive is capable of managing:

1) DDL, schema

2) DB Scripts, Stored-Procedures, Functions and Triggers, such as PL/SQL or Mongo Javascript

3) Application Configuration stored in the Database

Data?

Why is Clarive concerned about managing data? Well, the answer is rather simple: a great number of applications, be it in-house or closed ERP products, store their configuration in the database. Configuration that affects how the application logic and interface behaves. Usually this means inserting or updating a few rows of data from one environment to the next.

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DevOps Broken Windows

devops broken window theory

Broken windows is a criminology theory that says that if you let one window to be broken in an unoccupied building, more windows will be broken — as the building degrades, sooner or later a band of squatters will settle in. In a short time, the broken-into building becomes a hub where crime gravitates in the neighborhood. The theory suggests that, by tackling petty offences, police officers can effectively reduce citywide crime.

But broken windows theory goes deeper that just patrolling officers and crime watching.

It deals with changes in the cultural and social fabric of a community. It deals with social boundaries and how people adapt to the increasing diversion that starts with one seemly trivial incident such as a broken glass (or graffiti, littering, etc.). When a person walks by a broken window, perception of the surrounding changes. The domino effect starts with how a person reacts to the proliferation of rundown areas. Most avoid them. Some feel detached from that part of the community. Others join in and break more windows.

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