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Opsera and Octopus Deploy deliver modern DevOps solution

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 10 Mar 2022

Opsera has announced its partnership with Octopus Deploy. With this integration, software delivery teams can create a no-code orchestration layer for end-to-end software supply chain management.

According to the company, organisations are facing the complexity of deploying applications across multiple clouds and environments to keep pace with innovation and customer demands.

To address the need for deployment efficiency, Octopus provides one tool to accelerate repeatable and traceable deployments across clouds and on-premises. However, adding an orchestration layer to deployment processes is critical to ensure continuous deployment is achieved, the company states.

Expertise in multiple proprietary scripting languages, domain-specific languages and configuration files are typically required to orchestrate delivery tasks amongst tools.

Using Opsera's no-code orchestration solution reduces this complexity and allows organisations to rapidly scale DevOps processes with their choice of tool choice and fully automated deployment pipelines and workflows. Opsera also eliminates the need to write manual glue code and custom scripts.

Overall, according to the company, the Octopus and Opsera integration offers users the following benefits:

Increased velocity and reduced barrier to entry: Octopus offers a simple Configuration as Code solution that balances Git with Octopus. Opsera then provides further benefits by giving developers the ability to manage Octopus deployments across multiple clouds and environments in parallel (i.e. VMs, Kubernetes, EC2, AKS, EKS, Functions, serverless, database deployments, etc.) via no-code orchestration platform.

Improved security and compliance: Octopus offers built-in manual intervention steps which Opsera extends on so software delivery teams gain reporting and tracking via a single source of truth to ensure strict audit and compliance measures are met. Opsera provides no-code scripting that enables developers to insert approval gates into the pipeline process (security, quality, change management, etc.) for repeatable, auditable and compliant software delivery.

Security and secrets management: Octopus provides built-in support for managing configuration variables and secrets that vary as software releases are promoted through environments. Opsera extends this functionality through its integration with third-party secrets management solutions, such as HashiCorp Vault, with support for any deployment type in just a few clicks.

Hashicorp Vault secures, stores, and controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys, custom deployment scripts, and for protecting secrets and other sensitive data. Opsera offers built-in integration to Hashicorp Vault and it enables customers to integrate Vault variables to Octopus deployments quickly and securely.

Customisable reporting and metrics: Octopus provides dashboards that show users what version of an application is deployed to what environment. Users can see who deployed which release to what environment, when they did it, and if it was successful or not. Opsera complements this with 100+ KPIs adhering to the set standards from DORA, DoD, and NIST DevSecOps metrics.

Opera head of product Vishnu Vasudevan says, “The Opsera and Octopus integration offers the speed and control software delivery teams need to keep pace with modern DevOps.

"Multi-cloud and multi-environment deployments are challenging but proliferating in the enterprise. Combining the flexibility of tool choice and no-code automation of Opsera with Octopus Deploys exceptional deployment automation capabilities means release engineers and developers can deploy across environments faster, better and secure with strict security and compliance measures in place with 360 degree visibility from planning to operations including Value Stream Management.”

Octopus VP of product Colin Bowern says, "We're excited to see Opsera's integration of Octopus Deploy. This will allow customers to take advantage of Octopus Deploy's strengths in continuous deployment automation. With this new integration, software teams will be able to orchestrate their CI/CD pipelines with Octopus deployment capabilities.”

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