The use of cloud computing for custom-built, mission-critical enterprise applications is in its infancy, but both the technology and mind-set are starting to influence enterprise application architectures and delivery. Virtualization has become the first step for enterprises embarking on the journey to the cloud, with the next steps usually being a private or hybrid cloud.
For custom-built, mission-critical applications, development and testing are the first functions to leverage virtualization and cloud, with production still only testing the waters. As production applications start to move toward virtualization and then private or hybrid cloud, the discipline of application release will both grow in importance and change radically.
Download this paper to read how application release operations will change in response to the cloud, and it defines the key ingredients needed to help ensure that your enterprise’s release operations for production applications don’t get left behind.
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