Translate this website:
Search this website:

UC4 Software ‘redefines’ the Application Release Automation market with acquisition of Ventum

UC4 challenges the “Big 4” IT Process Automation Vision.


Date: 15 Feb 2012

UC4 is redefining application release automation by combining planning, control and automation through the acquisition of Ventum Solutions, a software provider specializing in enterprise release management. Application release automation is a key capability for organizations struggling with DevOps, IT as a Service, Cloud and Big Data initiatives.

“UC4’s ONE Automation platform is well suited to address the growing demand for application release automation accelerated by new technologies and models such as cloud and virtualization,” said Jason Liu, CEO, UC4 Software. “With the acquisition of Ventum, UC4 now has an end-to-end solution that unifies the application release process with operational IT process automation in the datacenter. The UC4 automation engine provides a seamless way to deploy and maintain applications and their infrastructure.”

According to Gartner, over the next four years, 25 percent of large IT organizations that develop custom applications will establish release teams that span application development and production and are focused on continuous delivery. With some release processes having as many as 400 different automation tasks, an ARA tool adds reliability to the deployment process-- with less custom scripting and by documenting variations across environments to reduce configuration errors and downtime.

“We've been closely following the application release automation market since we identified it as the critical link between development and operations and a major driver for IT process automation," said Rachel Chalmers, RD Infrastructure, 451 Research. "The addition of Ventum’s release planning and coordination capabilities to UC4’s deployment engine offers an intriguing new prospect for IT and application development organizations that must combine agility with central management, security and control."

UC4 Application Release Automation is an end-to-end solution for planning, coordinating and automating software releases, including automated deployment of applications across large-scale server environments. It streamlines application release workflow management for even the largest enterprise environments while reducing deployment cost in the process.

Ventum’s enterprise release management software adds key capabilities to UC4’s solution:
· · Application and component modeling minimizes failures by identifying unmet dependencies
· · Test environment scheduling ensures required test and staging environments are available at the right time, preventing unnecessary project delays
· · Centralized approval process eliminates errors and provides great visibility into the release process
· · Resource conflict identification eliminates process resource contention

Already integrated with UC4’s Application Release Automation, Ventum’s solution enables release managers to initiate a deployment using UC4’s automation engine from within Ventum’s UI. Tighter integration is currently being developed to provide even greater efficiencies and cost savings.

« Previous article

Next article »

Tags: Applications

Related White Papers

15 Apr 2011 | White Papers

Flattening the Data Center Architecture by Juniper

The Juniper Networks QFabric Architecture A Revolution in Data Center Network Design Download white paper

15 Apr 2011 | White Papers

The Cloud-Ready Data Center Network by Juniper

Applying the lessons of cloud computing to vastly improve conomics of networking and the user experience Download white paper

Read more White Papers»

Related News

30 Sep 2015 | Applications

29 Sep 2015 | Applications

28 Sep 2015 | Applications

Read more News »
Related DCS TV & Audio

23 Apr 2012 | Applications

Chris Shipley, Guidewire Group on Mobility and Collaboration - 60 Second Insights

Chris Shipley, founder of the Guidewire Group provides perspective on how mobility and collaboration are both making our world smaller but also more expansive as part of Intel's 60 Second Insights ( f...

23 Apr 2012 | Applications

International Case Competition - Indiana University

A fun video produced by the team from Indiana University, who competed in the 2011 International Case Competition at CA World, November 14-15 in Las Vegas. For information on the International Case Competition, visit

16 Apr 2012 | Applications

Mark Hatch, TechShop on Mobility and Collaboration - 60 Second Insights

Mark Hatch, TechShop shared his insights on what mobility has meant for collaboration as part of Intel's 60 Second Insights forum ( Running TechShop (, a business that thrives...

More DCS TV»

More Audio»

Related Web Exclusives

25 May 2015 | Applications

11 May 2015 | Applications

20 Apr 2015 | Applications

13 Apr 2015 | Applications

Read more Web Exclusives»


Latest IT jobs from leading companies.


Click here for full listings»