Continuous Delivery Blueprint for Fast and Reliable Software Deployment.
Continuous delivery requires that your software deployment moves as fast as possible across the pipeline with zero touch. But fast can often create software release problems. Our vision is a continuous delivery process that supports fast and reliable continuous deployment across the pipeline -no manual steps, no one-off scripts.
You can make this happen by starting with clear deployment blueprints that communicate the pieces and parts of a software deployment from dev through prod. Deployment blueprints keep everyone in the loop driving speed and control to consistently push your software deployment across the continuous delivery pipeline.
And, for those who know Agile DevOps, communication is everything. When development, testing and production are all on the same page, even when their environments are different, your software deployment process becomes repeatable.
…and much, much faster.
Although agile development teams often maintain an ongoing dialogue about software in development, the testing and production teams are not always included in the daily DevOps conversation. Hence, your software deployment blueprint will keep everyone in the loop. It becomes core to your DevOps practice.
DeployHub solves this collaboration challenge by bringing test and production teams into the development conversation with DeployHub’s Blueprint Designer.
Application Package Assembly: Keeping Your Devops Team Informed
Blueprint Designer defines how the application package is assembled, and makes this information available to everyone on the team. Especially relevant, it displays a software deployment blueprint for each application version that is pushed across the continuous delivery pipeline, and tracks the version to the end point.
1. Workflow logic used to perform the actual continuous deployment installation.
2. Variables requiring adjustment based on the target continuous delivery environment.
3. IT stack layer determination for the new release.
4. Database updates coming down the continuous delivery pipeline.
And because this information is versioned, DeployHub can easily rollback or roll forward a release. But best yet, it allows version jumping. Version jumping makes it super simple to move between any two software releases by applying incremental changes to get you there, including database updates and infrastructure changes. Now that is big.
….try that with a one-off script.
Ad Hoc Scripting Unnecessary for Continuous Delivery
With DeployHub’s Blueprint Designer organizing your applications and components, ad hoc scripting is no longer necessary. This capability extends to defining actions needed during the continuous delivery process and making them available to the entire team.
And, DeployHub automates the component definitions, allowing you to share components across ‘domains’ or diverse teams. By sharing components, errors are minimized and any version of you software deployment is more easily reproduced.
Alternatively, you can restrict visibility, allowing only particular ‘domains’ to reuse a single component.
Components are added to an ‘application’ to assemble an entire application package. Also, components are versioned along with the application version for easy rollback and roll forward processing.
DeployHub Pro goes further, allowing you to create a release, a group of applications that must be deployed as a single release train. Your software deployment can include as many applications as necessary. DeployHub makes this happen by interfacing with multiple version control tools and binary repositories. Therefore, developers can use their favorite tools to reference the location of the component items to be deployed. Further, it integrates with Jira, Bugzilla and GitHub to manage change tickets and Jenkins to track build jobs.
Integrated Software Deployment – Plays Well with Other DevOps Tools
In addition, DeployHub integrates seamlessly with Jenkins, GitHub, Selenium, Ansible, Chef and Puppet, supporting the tools that development, testing and production teams use the most. This creates a holistic application software deployment blueprint that includes having all components in one place, versioned as a complete unit. DeployHub’s integration allows each team to use the tools they prefer as part of the deployment workflow and blueprint. Most important, both your infrastructure changes and application changes can be combined to make a ‘super package’ that can be managed together. This is the ultimate way to include production teams in your development agile conversation. They are part of the process.
Achieve Consistent Software Deployment
In conclusion, by involving all parties in the Agile conversation, and creating a platform for organizing and tracking application package definitions, DeployHub improves the repeatability of software releases to achieve reliable continuous deployments.
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