IT organizations are under ever-increasing pressure to deliver new applications and services at an increasingly rapid pace. Applications are in a state of constant change, and managing that change into production rapidly is a key component to maintaining business agility.
Manual processes are prone to error, expensive and time consuming. Diverse and disbursed teams are often deploying code and data throughout the application development lifecycle, each with specific requirements. Multiplied by the number of changes, application tiers and environments in addition to a growing, heterogeneous infrastructure of physical virtual and cloud, your environment can quickly become unmanageable.
Time-to-deployment is too long. Complex infrastructure components require highly skilled resources to provision, test and deploy applications across your development, QA and production environments. Manual release processes are often inadequate for agile development methodologies, and executing change across each environment independently is time consuming.
Operational bottlenecks. Operations teams can rapidly get bogged down by repetitive release tasks, making it increasingly difficult to complete weekly application updates within a scheduled maintenance window. It is also challenging to retain the critical knowledge necessary to build repeatable processes for day-to-day or emergency operations. In addition, scaling the operations team to handle the increased workload from growing applications and data center operations can become cost prohibitive.