IT organizations are finding it difficult to release applications to production servers (physical, virtual, or cloud) more quickly without adding more people and incurring additional risk. In a poll sponsored by UrbanCode, over 75% of respondents identified their software deployment process as "Entirely Manual," "Mostly Manual," or "Mostly Scripted."
This paper details the limitations of manual deployments and how to overcome them. Topics covered include:
� Why manual deployments are inherently slow and error prone
� Common failure patterns in manual deployments
� The benefits of deployment automation
� A checklist of key features an automated system should provide