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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus Deploy

  • The ability to manage different stages and define a workflow is very useful for ops troubleshooting as well as deployment. You can see which version each environment has for each project, and promote or redeploy versions.
  • You can view deployment logs and dig deep into problems or long deployment steps.
  • Finding old releases can be a pain, and there isn't a good way to compare releases.
  • It does not really lend itself well to viewing what the content of a release is further than the version number. Ideally, you would be able to tie a deployment to the builds from the build server as well as specific commits from source control.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

XL release fits very well when you need cross-team coordination in a release process where you want to coordinate an alpha or beta program with marketing as part of a major release process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Octopus Deploy

  • Octopus integrates nicely with TeamCity, our build server.
  • Octopus uses the same deployment packages across environments and makes it easy to track their progress across those environments.
  • Octopus makes it easy to handle configuration across environments which is usually a particularly difficult task.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

  • Cross-team release workflow control using email, texts, scripts allow our release management to be truly a 360 process.
  • XL Release allowing our Jenkins toolchain to control the beginning of release trains which is very powerful.
  • XL release allows us to expose the business process flow for anyone to read direct at the source which runs the process instead of a separate vision.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus Deploy

  • The pricing model is a bit strange. You can run Octopus Deploy yourself on your own server, or use their cloud service. Surprisingly, the cloud service can easily be less expensive. With self-hosting, pricing doesn't become less expensive with more deployment targets. Instead, it becomes more expensive.
  • There are a few features they're aware of, that are not released yet, that would be huge improvements to the software. Such as "Spaces", which allows you to group projects/deployment targets/users. Otherwise at the moment, as you add more projects and infrastructure, the deployment portal quickly becomes cluttered.
  • Payment was more difficult than expected. The company is located in Australia. Mailing a check is very slow from the US.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

  • XL release is really only missing a consolidated calendar view where you can see the planned activity for the next month, it only knows about what is in progress.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

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Usability

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
Ramendra Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

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Performance

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Octopus Deploy is a software that runs very effectively, is easy to use, does not require such a high learning curve, provides the necessary tools to carry out the functions it offers, making it a very flexible software, it also allows that can be configured according to the needs of the user and provides integrations with other very advantageous tools since they are carried out in a very favorable way.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

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Alternatives Considered

Octopus Deploy

I am not aware of other products like Octopus that are available, but it is a great product for our company. We can stay ahead of the game by allowing developers to deploy code in a continuous deployment model while still maintaining the overrall infrastructure and enabling more frequent deployments and patches to be released at any time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

XL release is simpler to configure and deploy to the organization than other change management platforms I have used. That simplicity has minor drawbacks requiring you to fit into a limited set of control methods but that exercise helped us simplify a needlessly onerous process.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Octopus Deploy

  • Allows us to deploy to our fleet quickly and without interruption to service
  • Can roll back to previous releases quickly, allowing us to back out of breaking changes in the worst-case scenarios.
  • Integration with several targets has allowed us to explore new platforms for our products, such as Docker in AWS ECS.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

XL Release

  • XL release has improved our consistency of release process, removing multiple days worth of manual status checking and coordination.
  • XL release has allowed us to increase the number of beta releases we can support due to simplifying our release actions.
Kenneth Dick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus Deploy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

XL Release

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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