Nolio is one of the frontrunners in the race for excellence when it comes to speed and execution in application deployment.
In an insightful article in the Software Development (SD) Times, journalist Alexandra Weber Morales compares the software lifecycle to an Olympic track. For Olympic runners and software developers alike, strategy is crucial if you want to avoid a dramatic blowout in the final heat.
“As agile practices speed up the life cycle, deployment and release need to show they can keep up the pace”.
Alexandra Weber Morales, SD Times
Alexandra Weber Morales explores various methods being used by companies to achieve this ‘gold standard’ of software development and release. In the article, she looks at Nolio as taking a ‘different perspective’ due to its ability to enable multiple continuous releases throughout the life cycle.
Nolio’s Vice President of Strategy Dr. Jacob Ukelson spoke to SD Times about Nolio ASAP Release v4, the new version of the company’s flagship application-deployment, maintenance, remediation and recovery tool with Zero Touch DeploymentTM; and Nolio ASAP Cloud Pack, designed for launching apps in private, hybrid and public clouds.
“We come from the deployment and production side. We’re starting to talk about release operations, because deployment is only a piece of what’s going on. The world has changed in a few ways. Users have mobile devices and are expecting apps to be available all the time. Infrastructure is becoming more elastic and agile with virtualization and the cloud.”
Dr. Jacob Ukelson
Dr. Ukelson also discussed how new pressures from the ever-changing environment mean companies must be able to conduct corrective and preventative operations.
“There are all sorts of maintenance and remediation passes to ensure a production release provides value to its users.”
Dr. Jacob Ukelson
The article continues to look at taking continuous delivery to the next level by deploying functionality out to the customers, but only allowing some to gain access. These are known as dark features, feature toggles, A/B releases, or canary releases. However, many companies just aren’t there yet and this is still ‘forward-thinking’ for many in the industry.
Read the full article in Software Development Times
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