Overview of HCL Accelerate#
Use HCL™ Accelerate to automate your release lifecycle and manage your DevOps value stream.
HCL Accelerate is an enterprise-scale release management application that supports both cloud-native and on-premises deployment. You can use HCL Accelerate to move releases through all your development life-cycle environments, from planning, development, testing, and production. You can create a predictable schedule of releases for your software applications. Your release plan and status can be shared with all stakeholders so that they know the schedule and the key milestones and can identify issues that might delay releases.
The value stream provides a strategic window into your lifecycle workflow while simultaneously enabling you to drill-down, or zoom-in, on individual elements. The elements, such as builds, pull requests, issues, and tests, come from tools that you integrate into HCL Accelerate. Individual elements are represented graphically by dots or particles. Particles can provide information from logically related tools, such as issues linked to source control.
The pipeline feature enables you to drive releases by using application-focused methods. Add applications to logical environments and let HCL Accelerate generate the deployment plans required to deploy the applications.
The Insights metric data tools enable you to assess your projects' efficiency and quality. You can measure every aspect of the development lifecycle with the supplied charts. You can create your own charts with metric definitions and upload custom data to HCL Accelerate using the application programming interface (API) endpoints. Because data can come from plug-ins and API calls, project data can come from virtually anywhere, including planning and development tools, testing and build applications, and deployment processes.
By integrating with your HCL™ Launch environments, you can request reports based on your criterion from data retrieved from your HCL Launch environment. In addition, there are several out-of-the-box reports that you can customize.
HCL Accelerate is available in several editions. The free Community Edition (CE) supports two concurrent users. The licensed Standard Edition (SE) supports unlimited users and provides product support. You can also try the SE edition for free for 60 days.
- Explanation of HCL Accelerate editions
HCL Accelerate is available in several editions.
- Introduction to releases and pipelines
A release represents the delivery of multiple applications through one or more phases of a lifecycle. A typical release includes many deployments to test environments and a small number of highly orchestrated deployments to staging and production. Release managers can define milestones that lead up to the release, as well as a plan to deliver participating applications to each phase of the lifecycle.
- Home page
Use the Home page to view pipelines, releases, and reports defined in your environment.
- Key terminology
This topic included terms and concepts used within the HCL Accelerate environment.
HCL Accelerate Considerations for GDPR Readiness
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been adopted by the European Union (EU) and applies from May 25, 2018.