How Continuous Deployment Allows Your Company to Quickly Adapt 

Automation makes it possible to take your DevOps team to the next level with continuous deployment.

It’s easy to get confused between continuous delivery and continuous deployment. Continuous delivery is a standard part of DevOps, ensuring that code moves quickly through testing and is ready for deployment. Continuous deployment takes it one step further, ensuring that any changes and updates are automatically deployed to the endpoints.

Continuous deployment is all about agility resulting in software being released quickly and regularly.

Chef Automate, a continuous automation platform, leverages a three-step recipe for faster application delivery:

  1. Build and manage: Create customized automated deployment patterns that include packing, figuring, and testing
  2. Collaborate: Quickly test changes to applications and ensure they are approved through workflow
  3. Deploy: Automate building, testing, review, and deployment for continuous delivery and deployment

Because continuous deployment relies on agility, Chef Automate relies on a collective of Agile, Lean, and DevOps (ALDO) techniques to meet your company’s deployment metrics. With Chef Automate, you will have deployment pipelines that have a specific beginning and a specific end, as well as a predictable way of working each time. This removes complexity, reduces risk, and improves efficiency. By establishing a standard workflow that utilizes deployment pipelines, you give your operations and development teams a common platform from which they can continuously deploy software.

A Fully Continuous Development Process

Continuous integration (CI) is the starting point, merging together the code from the different developers as a way to avoid any conflicts. In this stage, your codes are automatically tested to ensure everything is working properly and prepared for deployment.

Continuous delivery automates the release process. Continuous deployment ensures that every single change in code is automatically put into production the moment it is ready, with no need for human interaction.

Should You Add Continuous Deployment?

Continuous delivery is a given in your DevOps toolbox. Continuous deployment is an option. How do you know if it should be added to your DevOps practices?

Ideally, continuous deployment would be standard across industry platforms. However, some industry and government regulations require stricter monitoring of applications to ensure they are compliant. Still, if it is a viable solution for you, continuous deployment allows you to roll out your applications and software faster.

Chef Automate Provides the Recipe for Faster App Delivery

In order to move efficiently, strong DevOps teams need tools to deploy their software applications securely while having the agility to quickly adapt—all without losing valuable production time. Chef Automate makes this process seamless.