How CI/CD providers help organizations deploy speedily, securely, and stably

by Joseph K. Clark

Senthil Nathan, product manager, HCL Software DevOps

Continuous delivery is one of the most efficient ways to help development teams to focus on delivering quality software. HCL Launch is the constant delivery tool within the robust HCL DevOps toolchain, enabling modernization for complex enterprises. With HCL Launch’s “deploy from anywhere” capabilities, enterprise DevOps teams are delighted to find they can automate deployments to a broad mix of environments such as mainframes, microservices, on-prem, public, etc. private, and hybrid cloud. HCL Launch works wherever, with a massive plug-in site that includes more than 300 integrations and easily connects source configuration repositories, change management systems, or middleware. 

Large organizations’ rapidly expanding significant data ecosystems demand more from their IT departments. Knowing this challenge, successful IT departments rely on HCL Launch features like automated audit history and governance to set deployment checks and approvals specific to their organizations. In turn, team members can standardize processes and speed up deployments. The critical audit log provides a view and stores the history of the “who, what, where, when, and how of those deployments”.  



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HCL Launch gives teams a powerful continuous delivery tool to rely on in their DevOps toolchain. HCL Launch also provides visibility by tracking where and when artifacts have been deployed. This allows organizations to quickly glance at the state of all application environments and make decisions based on real-time data. Developers can leverage HCL Launch templates to ensure that all applications’ configurations and security settings are standardized. The robust property reference system lets users store correct configurations in secure and versioned locations.

Viktor Benei, CTO and co-founder of Bitrise

Building mobile apps is uniquely challenging. Years ago, the three founders of Bitrise experienced firsthand the day-to-day struggles of mobile engineering due to the lack of a mobile-specific toolset. Hence, they decided to build their own CI/CD solution — specifically designed for mobile development. 

Bitrise enables thousands of customers to iterate faster, deliver higher-quality apps, achieve better app store ratings,, and increase competitiveness in a crowded mobile marketplace. By providing hundreds of integrations for native and cross-platform development, their platform helps developers automate repetitive manual tasks, ensuring consistent results and freeing up engineering resources better used to create real business value.

Besides their standard offerings, Bitrise also plans for customers to optimize their build times further. Their Velocity Plan unlocks speed by lifting concurrency limitations while giving access to the best, fastest computing options available on our public MacOS and Linux cloud. Moreover, the company recently introduced its new, second-generation — or Gen2 — Build Infrastructure running fully on macOS, with cloud-scale orchestration and enterprise-level security. They enable enterprise-level clients to speed up builds by as much as 50%. 

Today, many of the world’s most sophisticated mobile teams, such as Transferwise (now “WISE”), Virgin Mobile, Grindr, Tonal, Compass, Mozilla, Philips Hue, Babbel, and others rely on Bitrise to streamline their build-, test-, and deployment processes and are outperforming competition as a result. By eliminating the need for manual tasks, fixing errors, and performance upgrades, their customers confidently release and build apps used and loved by millions of users worldwide.

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