Why automate deployments?
The key to removing friction and risk from application deployment is automation. By automating your deployments to test, staging and production environments, you will find that:
- Deployments become faster and more reliable
- Team members will be able to trigger test and staging deployments, removing the burden on release engineers
- Your team will have greater visibility into the current state of deployments
- Production deployments become less scary
By making deployments more consistent and reliable, you'll also be able to deploy more often. This tightens your feedback loop with testers and end users, increasing the odds of delivering great software.
"We are saving about 1.5 days man days a week. It used to be impossible to do more than one a week. Now I can easily push code with OctopusDeploy to QA and then do some rudimentary checks and then promote to Production as well as our fail over environment."
David Strickland, CTO of MyDealerLot
Learn more about the benefits of automated deployment in our free whitepaper.