The Octopus Deploy Blog

High Availability performance benefits


Octopus Deploy High Availability is our offering for customers where Octopus Deploy has become a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition to the benefits of extra reliability, High Availability provides performance gains over a single Octopus Server. Our aim was to provide a linear performance increase as you add nodes to your High Availability cluster.

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Running task cap and High Availability


Very soon we'll be launching Octopus: High Availability (HA) edition. To prepare for High Availability, we're making a few changes which will make it easier to manage Octopus server workloads.

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How we work. Some recent lessons


Some lessons we've learned in the last few months that change the way we work. Plus tools for a distributed team

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Octopus 3.1 will require .NET 4.5

31 Jul 2015 by Paul Stovell

Octopus and Tentacle have always been built against .NET 4.0, but from Octopus 3.1 onwards we'll be building against .NET 4.5.

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Azure changes in 3.1

28 Jul 2015 by Paul Stovell

We recently made big changes to deployment targets and Azure cloud services in Octopus 3.0, and it turns out we got our design wrong. In 3.1, we'll be reverting to the 2.6-era way of deploying cloud services. This change will also affect the way we deploy Azure web apps.

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Towards continuous delivery of Octopus

27 Jul 2015 by Paul Stovell

Now that 3.0 has shipped, we'll be moving towards iterating quickly and releasing new versions of Octopus as soon as there is something to release.

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Variable specificity and complexity

27 Jul 2015 by Paul Stovell

Variables can be scoped to multiple values. What's the simplest way to score them?

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Changing website port on each deployment

23 Jul 2015 by Paul Stovell

Blue/green style deployments by varying the port number between each deployment

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