Serena Software refreshed this week its Serena Release Management Solution, for automating software release processes across multiple platforms.

Serena Release Management Solution enables IT organisations to gain control over release processes and reduce application deployment costs, the company said. The suite enables developer operations personnel to manage the implementation of software changes to mainframe, Unix, Linux and cloud production environments, Serena said.

The upgraded Release Management Solution features improved versions of Release Control, for release governance, including release planning; Release Vault, for integrating with multiple repositories and Release Automation, for application deployment across a data centre. Release Automation is based on technology from Nolio. Serena describes the suite as offering the "only" comprehensive solution for release control, vaulting and automation.

"Lowering application delivery costs is top of mind for dev ops teams around the globe. Effective release management gets enterprises a step closer to achieving this," said David Hurwitz, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Serena, in a statement released by the company. "Any IT organisation struggling to become more agile must improve their deployment processes and will therefore benefit from Serena's comprehensive release management innovation."

Serena Release Management is available with prices starting at $50,000 for a single component. The entire suite costs $125,000.