@DevOpsSummit Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Mehdi Daoudi, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: @DevOpsSummit, Microservices Expo, Linux Containers, Containers Expo Blog

@DevOpsSummit: Article

CD Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #ContinuousDelivery

The differences between CD automation and orchestration and their challenges

Earlier this week, we hosted a Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) on Continuous Delivery (CD) automation and orchestration, featuring expert panelists Dondee Tan, Test Architect at Alaska Air, Taco Bakker, a LEAN Six Sigma black belt focusing on CD, and our own Sam Fell and Anders Wallgren.

During this episode, we discussed the differences between CD automation and orchestration, their challenges with setting up CD pipelines and some of the common chokepoints, as well as some best practices and tips for implementing CD.

A theme has emerged during the discussion: how do you standardize and normalize your CD processes and pipeline across the organization- to enable reuse across teams and predictability across all your apps/environments.  (And, also, as Dondee puts it: "You're able to save the company money by standardizing, so it's two birds with the same stone"

Below, we offer 10 of the best practices and takeaways from the episode that will guide - or remedy - your Continuous Delivery adoption.

Want more? Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is a live, bi-weekly, free podcast hosted by Electric Cloud, featuring expert panelists covering topics related to Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 a.m. PDT for our next episode on CD for legacy applications.



3dondee-tan. There are three things to think about when talking about Continuous Delivery: velocity, quality and cost. - @DondeeTan



4. taco-bakkerIf you make sure to keep your data somewhere else, you can upgrade #Containers at any time. - @tsbakker65



5sam-fell. Standardizing gets you predictability, quality and velocity - adding in automation and orchestration helps this process. -@samueldfell



6anders-wallgren-c9d9. Don't think you will leave on Friday doing waterfall and come in on Monday doing CD. - @anders_wallgren



7. dondee-tanIn Continuous Delivery you often think of velocity, but take time to look at the small things that will make a quality app - security, performance testing. - @DondeeTan



8. taco-bakkerYou want to have a tool that can deploy agnostic of your environments. - @tsbakker65



9dondee-tan. Have a good monitoring system in place when doing CD - things will get exposed when you have the right system in place. -@DondeeTan



sam-fell10. Making the islands of automation better is interesting, but you need to look at the whole system to ensure you are optimizing the right part. - @samueldfell



taco-bakker11. You want your organization as a whole to be constantly learning and celebrating their software - the only way to do this is to standardize. - @tsbakker65



dondee-tan12. Think about a tool that will work well for the team and not one individual. - @DondeeTan


More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.

@DevOpsSummit Stories
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, machine learning and the Internet of Things.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.