Thirty years ago it was common to take six months or longer to enact a simple upgrade to an enterprise application. In today's world, taking that much time to develop and deploy a much-needed upgrade is simply inconceivable.
A recent article in Network World aptly points this out and explores the complexity of application deployment in today’s environment. For many organizations, application deployment is still a cumbersome process that requires error-prone, manual intervention. Deployment entails a series of configuration tasks that must be processed in the proper sequence to get an application running correctly. To overcome these issues, large organizations are using application deployment automation tools, such as ours - Deployit. Deployit allows both development and operations teams to manage their software deployments in an efficient and predictable manner.
As one of our customers, a manager at KLM, told Network World: “Deployit gives us transparent insight into who deployed what and where, including the deployment lead-time. Our deployments are now automated and highly unattended."
As applications spread across more platforms and become more complex, more and more organizations are choosing deployment automation tools to support the best practice of keeping these applications updated for peak performance, capability and security.