According to New Business Technology, a tech blog in the UK, retail giant Tesco has managed to significantly reduce application release times by employing application release automation. IT is critical to Tesco’s success and by converting manual application service procedures into automated processes, the company is able to achieve high speed, accurate and consistent application releases in complex environments.
Retail giant, Tesco, has deployed Nolio ASAP to manage application release automation across its website reducing release time from days to hours. The system will support Tesco’s deployment automation across its virtualised data centers, to improve the application deployment process for Tesco.com.
Vipul Shah, Head of Release, Deployment and Software Configuration Management at Tesco.com, said: “Nolio allows us to greatly speed-up our roll-out processes and ensure higher quality of releases. The product’s ease of use is hugely beneficial to us in terms of maintainability and reducing overhead. ”
The company has 5,380 stores around the world and over 500,000 employees. It is also one of the world’s largest and fastest growing online retailers, with offerings in a wide range of different markets, including financial services such as insurance. IT is critical Tesco’s success and by converting manual application service procedures into automated processes, the company is able to achieve high speed, accurate and consistent application releases in sophisticated environments.
Nolio’s VP of Products, Eran Sher said: “The ability to drive rapid IT change and maintain the integrity of a SaaS application, while minimizing human errors is finally here. Although a relatively new concept, Manifest Deployment builds on the well-tried principle of keeping data and process separate. The benefits for large IT users, when faced with wholesale IT changes, are huge and we are delighted that Tesco chose Nolio as the correct technology for this major IT shift.”
Tesco selected Nolio as the key component of its manifest deployment strategy, which centralises application release processes by using an XML manifest as its live ‘system of record’ throughout the deployment. With Nolio’s Application Release Automation Platform, this approach separates deployment payload data from process, so that application changes are deployed with a vastly decreased number of manual changes, reducing the risk of human error, preserving the new application architecture as the roll-out progresses and ensuring a faster time to market.