Apprenda manages all your web and SOA and microservices application deployments through a versioning process, giving you an easy to use patching engine to apply patches for small upgrades and bug fixes or even supply entire replacement releases. You can issue updates to your application as often as you would like and have the peace of mind knowing that Apprenda has coordinated patching your application across all network resources, regardless of whether your app components are all co-located on a single machine or distributed across multiple servers on the Apprenda PaaS. Application release management becomes as easy as clicking a few buttons, and deciding when to deploy.
Sophisticated application deployment policies can also be defined for fine grained control over where application components are placed in your environment. Examples include policy to ensure that specific application components are placed on the most performant hardware, deployed only to a specific public cloud infrastructure node, etc.
Successful application projects are not “deploy once and forget” applications. As an IT organization, you will more than likely upgrade and change your application on a regular basis to provide your end users with new value, keeping you ahead of the competition. If every time you want or NEED to update your application, you have a 30 step manual process, how do you think that will scale over time? Poor application lifecycle management processes are not only costly, but they can cause your business to grind to a halt when your end users lose faith in you because of poor quality control and application downtime.
Well defined application lifecycle management processes, supported by sophisticated systems for managing the complexities of patching and updating your live application is key to remaining agile, and having the capability to respond to your customers and market instantly.