Airing Our Top Software Deployment Grievances
Dec 23, 2022 by Anna Daugherty
It’s that time of year. Time to break out the bare metal pole (tinsel is distracting), engage in feats of strength, and air out our grievances. At Armory, we’ve got a real problem with some of these software deployment issues. 😤
Grievance #1 – Difficulty with Multiple Environment Deployments
The difficulty of managing multiple deployments and lack of visibility into what and where software is deployed really grinds our gears! It’s a major challenge for teams across organizations. When different components are distributed across various environments, understanding how everything fits together becomes even more complicated.
Without necessary knowledge and context, teams can’t make informed decisions about the health, security and performance of their systems and applications. To minimize this lack of visibility, organizations need to ensure they have full transparency into system configurations and deployments, no matter where they’re located, in order to have an accurate picture of their technology stack and make decisions accordingly.
Grievance #2 – Lack of standardization
The lack of standardization can cause a variety of problems for businesses, ranging from increased complexity in supply chains to unreliable performance of products. Businesses must grapple with differences in standards when sourcing suppliers and components, which can lead to compatibility issues. The expense and complexity associated with ensuring compliance to different standards can take significant time and resources away from driving core business initiatives.
The inability to rely on accurate comparisons between products due to unstandardized measurements creates uncertainty around product quality and value propositions. Organizations should therefore give careful thought to implementing standardization processes as part of their overall business strategy.
Grievance #3 – Manual processes
Manual processes get in the way of agility and time to market. While sometimes they’re necessary to ensure people are seeing the software in action, often the manual processes are slowing down your business. Hard to have a strong showing in a feat of strength if you’re waiting on someone to wipe your brow.
Grievance #4 – Downtime during deployments
The dreaded downtime. The minutes ticking by as you wait with baited breath for the sign that your deployment is successful. Imagine taking the stress out of deployments, not to mention the stress in your end-users lives, if you could shorten downtimes?
These challenges can be addressed with a successful continuous deployment strategy that includes Armory. With Armory, you can achieve consistent software delivery at scale while maintaining velocity and ensuring compliance.