You’ve been talking about moving to the cloud for months. You may even have moved your dev and test environments already. But are you prepared to transfer your custom, mission-critical production applications? As part of any cloud strategy, your company needs to prepare and ensure that the application release operations are cloud-ready.
In a new whitepaper, Dr. Jacob Ukelson discusses the changing landscape of application release automation and the necessary components of successful release operations for cloud applications.
Cloud computing enables the automation of many previously time-consuming tasks, freeing up IT staff to focus their energy on more important ventures such as application agility and user experience.
Shifting to the cloud enables automation, allowing IT staff to provision environments with the simple click of a button. Virtualization and the cloud are driving application agility. The fact is, the faster your application or update is live, the faster it generates value for your organization. It’s important however, not to forget about application release operations. Effective release operations streamline the process of getting an application into the hands of the users and justifying the move to cloud.
There are two key architectural components required for cloud release operations – an application model and executable release process descriptions. Together, they provide the basic building blocks for the rest of the functionality needed to ensure application release efficiency for the cloud.
Click here to download the free whitepaper ‘How the Cloud Will Change Application Release Operations’
Click here to view Dr. Ukelson and 451 Research Senior Analyst Jay Lyman discuss the future of IT Release Operations
About Dr. Ukelson
Dr. Jacob Ukelson has a proven track record in discovering and developing innovative solutions to real-world customer problems, and then developing them into products. Dr. Ukelson has fostered innovation in many different environments, including both research and business settings.