Legacy DevOps Tools Costly to Continuous Delivery Model.
Continuous delivery tools, particularly legacy software deployment solutions, are simply overpriced. Production teams have traditionally turned to usual suspects like IBM and CA for solutions to DevOps challenges. Often, these “top-down” decisions fall short of ballyhooed ROI used to justify the investment in the first place.
For adoption to occur, release automation solutions should be acquired and implemented at the developer state as part of the continuous delivery pipeline with calls to the continuous deployment step. And then the CD process is consumed by testing and production. When traditional release automation tools are purchased by centralized teams without full buy-in from developers, these high-priced solutions risk failure.
Most noteworthy, much of the cost of traditional deployment is driven by the number of endpoints a data center may have. Each endpoint needs an agent, so the pricing is ‘agent’-based.
Beware: If your environment is elastic, you pay for your maximum load.
The dysfunction in acquiring and implementing DevOps tools is that developers do not have big budgets to purchase a ‘one tool for all teams’ solution. Therefore, developers write a lot of one-off continuous delivery scripts to perform their software deployment. These scripts struggle to adapt from one environment to the next creating very real barriers to continuous deployment and agile success.
Affordable Alternatives for DevOps Tools
OpenMake Software understands this continuous delivery disconnect. Hence, DeployHub Pro is priced affordably on ‘application’ usage, not agent usage. And, DeployHub is agentless.
In this context, an application is a complete set of binaries released as a single software solution, which often maps to a project team. Therefore, your purchase is based on which project teams are using our continuous delivery tools, not on how many endpoints may be running in your production environment.
As a result, customers enjoy large savings, fewer dependencies and reduced risk tied to this corporate process change.
DeployHub Open Source
DeployHub is available as an open source solution at DeployHub.org. Application packaging, deployment version control, roll-forward and rollback are all features available in the Open Source (OSS) version. The application package is be pushed or pulled through the continuous delivery pipeline, adapting deployments to the testing and production environments along the way.
Release management capabilities, role-based security, release train management and change request burn down rates are features provided by the Pro version. These features are critical to larger organizations with tracking, security, coordination and audit requirements.
So, are you ready to deploy at a fraction of the cost?