Continuous delivery

Increase speed to market while raising quality and reducing cloud costs.

10x
speed to market boost
10+
Fortune-1000 implementations
1000s
of services
1000s
of developers
Release changes within an hour

Release changes in minutes

The lightweight continuous integration and continuous delivery process redefined  corporate change management strategy. This was achieved by introducing new procedures and tools according to DevOps best practices. With this process, teams can deliver changes to production in less than an hour without sacrificing quality.

Deploy 100s of changes in parallel

Deploy 100s of changes in parallel

Companies rely on microservices architecture to “divide and conquer” enterprise complexity. With modern microservices platforms, service mesh, and the right approach to testing, each application and service within the architecture can be released independently. This dramatically increases the total number of changes that an enterprise can deploy in parallel.

Increase reliability and stability

Increase reliability and stability

Infrastructure-as-code and immutable infrastructure approaches, coupled with small incremental deployments and DevOps best practices, enable continuous deployment and reduce the number of configuration issues during production deployment by an order of magnitude. Cloud infrastructure and container-based platforms help to further increase reliability and stability.

Raise quality while lowering risk

Raise quality while lowering risk

Continuous integration and delivery are not possible without a modern approach to quality assurance. Unit testing, functional testing, integration testing, performance testing, and security testing all need to be included in the DevOps pipeline to increase quality. However, while test automation is important, it often results in missed expectations when done in isolation. To realize the full potential benefits, companies should also invest in test data management, environment management, “testing in production”, and other important techniques.

Boost development productivity

Boost development productivity

Automating all stages of the continuous delivery process is the key to achieving high productivity and speed to market while staying compliant with corporate change management policies. From automated builds to automated deployments, continuous delivery platforms help cross-functional teams focus on delivering business value and reducing human errors.

Reduce cloud environments cost

Reduce cloud environments cost

After migrating to the cloud, enterprises often discover they’re now paying increased infrastructure costs. The ease of provisioning test environments contributes to these elevated cloud costs. The lightweight continuous delivery process and continuous monitoring of the DevOps pipeline can help drastically reduce infrastructure costs and further increase speed to market.

Most companies undergoing a digital transformation, cloud migration, microservices adoption, and DevOps enablement programs do not realize the full power of end-to-end continuous delivery. Teams tend to stop at automating the continuous integration process and leave their existing change management procedures in place. 

Our approach to implementing continuous delivery is to analyze core change management policies, but importantly to also redesign procedures and implement processes from scratch to take advantage of modern tooling and DevOps best practices. As a result, we implement a lightweight pipeline that satisfies the most rigorous change management policies while boosting the time to market by 10x and cutting infrastructure costs in half.

How does lightweight continuous delivery work?
How to measure continuous delivery?

When assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the continuous delivery process, we evaluate a number of metrics. We take the metrics defined in the Accelerate book, and extend them:

  1. Lead time to change - a time between a code commit and production deployment. In some cases, measuring lead time to change can start from the creation of a requirement or starting of the development process. However, since development speed heavily depends on the complexity of requirements, it is not always possible to do it.
  2. Deployment frequency - the number of production deployments over a period of time. 
  3. Meantime to restore - how long does it take to roll back to the last stable version in case the deployment went bad.
  4. Change fail percentage - what percentage of production deployments fail.
  5. Cost of CICD pipeline execution - how much does it cost to execute a continuous integration, delivery, and deployment for a single change.
Continuous Delivery Blueprint
Book
Continuous Delivery Blueprint
This book is a comprehensive guide to building a robust and efficient change management process at scale.

We bring more than 10 years of experience in implementing continuous delivery processes and adopting DevOps best practices for Fortune-1000 enterprises. Together with cloud migration, automation, and microservices architecture adoption, we can achieve a 10x speed to market increase. This is all while raising quality and efficiency in complex enterprise environments with thousands of developers and thousands of applications. We inject our digital-native culture and lead by example to demonstrate the value of DevOps and spread it across the teams in the enterprise.

We provide flexible engagement options to assess, design, and build the continuous delivery process. We also provide the necessary tooling and knowledge to migrate to a microservices architecture, onboard cloud, and adopt DevOps best practices. Clients can take advantage of our accelerators to increase their speed to market and reduce risk. Contact us today to start with a workshop, discovery, or PoC.

Discovery

If you are not satisfied with your current CICD implementation or are at the beginning of the DevOps journey, we can start with a 2 to 3 week discovery phase to perform gap analysis, design your solution, and build an implementation and adoption roadmap.

Proof‑of‑concept

If you have already identified a specific system or team to onboard continuous delivery, we can start with a 4 to 8‑week proof‑of‑concept project to deliver tangible results for your company.

Workshop

We offer free half-day workshops with our top experts in cloud and DevOps to discuss your continuous delivery strategy, challenges, optimization opportunities, and industry best practices.

Demo

Schedule a free demo and briefing to learn about lightweight continuous delivery and continuous efficiency. You will learn how it differs from traditional CICD implementations and how it helps save money and boost speed to market.