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Deployment Automation Basics: Implementing Consistent Deployments Across Environments

Authored on: Dec 04, 2012

Download 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


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