Continuous Delivery Vs. Continuous Deployment: What’s the Diff?
I tweeted this out around the middle of the day last Wednesday. It kicked off an active conversation on Twitter, and by 5:00 Thursday, it had been retweeted 87 times, and favorited 25 times. Clearly, it’s a hot topic, and there’s some confusion between continuous delivery and continuous deployment. It’s worth spending a few more characters than Twitter allows to define these terms. Continuous delivery is a series of practices designed to ensure that code can be rapidly and safely deployed to production by delivering every change to a production-like environment and ensuring business applications and services function as expected through rigorous automated testing. Since every change is delivered to a staging environment using complete automation, you can have confidence the application can be deployed to production with a push of a button when the business is ready.
Continuous Delivery doesn't mean every change is deployed to production ASAP. It means every change is proven to be deployable at any time— Carl Caum (@ccaum) August 28, 2013
Inspired by Yassal Sundman's blog post on Crisp's Blog.
- You can now do continuous delivery with Puppet and Jenkins Pipeline
- Continuous delivery talks at PuppetConf
- Why continuous delivery is good for your business
- Continuous delivery depends on continuous integration — and continuous integration depends on automation
- Continuous integration for your Puppet code
- Read the 2016 State of DevOps Report to learn how DevOps improves IT and business results.