Continuous Delivery which by definition only makes releases available for production. Continuous Deployment is the ultimate goal of DevOps and Agile practices where all tested and approved updates are automatically deployment into production. Automic Release Automation technology supports the rigors, scale and regulatory demands of production as well as nimbler non-PROD environments.
Agile Continuous Delivery for Digital Business Applications
Manual and Scripting
- Automate your scripts and root out manual work
- Assessment of DevOps Competency
- Deliver Continuous Delivery Roadmap
- Model environments, components and state flows
- Construct automated deployment pipelines
- Promote and rollback versioned components on demand
Orchestrate Tool Chain
- Provision full stacks
- Orchestrate the entire lifecycle including test, change management and other ITSM procedures
- Enable self services
- Automated release management across the entire application portfolio
Automic specifically supports digital business applications in which some Agile development practices such as Continuous Integration are used, fair amounts of automation in development and testing exist, but pain points exist in production rollouts, impaired visibility, silos and tool chain sprawl. Automic Release Automation provides automated deployment pipelines at enterprise scale with end-to-end visibility and control resulting in reduced downtime and efficiency gains.
Using Automic Release Automation in line with our unique Stairway to Continuous Delivery enables you to scale DevOps practices across your entire application portfolio and extend them to production environments without compromising stability, control or compliance needs. The stairway lets you identify your situation on a maturity level axis and guides you on your journey towards end-to-end Continuous Delivery.
For those just embarking on their transformation journey, Automic provides a maturity assessment service coupled with a basic Application Release Automation foundation. To learn more about our assessment service click here. You will also get access to our product – Automic Release Automation – and be able to lay the foundation for your Continuous Delivery transformation by quickly eliminating manual bottlenecks.
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With your Application Release Automation foundation in place you can now advance by creating fully-automated deployment pipelines for your most critical business applications using the modeling and integration capabilities built into Automic Release Automation. This enables the standardization of deployment processes without needing to change tools for different development and test teams, while still enjoying controlled yet automated production deployments. Development and Test teams can use any tools they desire to achieve Continuous Delivery with Automic Release Automation.
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Once your deployment pipelines are automated for key applications you can begin to leverage Automic Release Automation’s advanced orchestration capabilities to deliver Continuous Delivery across the full IT stack. Use cases include environment provisioning as-a-service for QA and Development staff and giving Development and Test teams more flexibility and efficiencies (they no longer have to wait days for an environment to be provisioned). Advanced workload placements are available such as production environments on bare-metal infrastructure, public/private/hybrid clouds or even containers such as Docker.
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Once you have some of your main applications enabled for Continuous Delivery, you can look to extend this capability across your entire portfolio. In this final stage you will implement end-to-end Continuous Deployment into production from multiple applications and teams. Policies, defined processes, supportive procedures and notification systems making up the full ITSM stack will be orchestrated within the automated framework.
Within this phase, organizations will:
Bridge the gap between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment.
Ensure production deployments are fully automated, on-demand and adhere to security, approval, compliance and change policies.
Support environment agnosticism – bare-metal, private/public/hybrid cloud and Docker.
Achieve closer alignment to DevOps and digital transformation initiatives.
Provide cross-portfolio application releases from a fully-orchestrated ITSM stack.