Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)

Advanced DevOps automation with CI/CD best practices
years of experience in IT
DevOps projects successfully completed
shorter time-to-market delivery

About CI/CD thinking

CI/CD is a key concept of DevOps methodology. Companies that use an agile approach benefit from breaking the silos between management, dev, ops, and QA departments. CI/CD transforms the collective effort into the automated process of an application build, full test coverage and quick zero-downtime deployment.
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Why companies choose CI/CD?

Business needs dictate companies the way they rule their business. CI/CD helps with its benefits:
Time-saving & Reliability
Once being configured, CI guarantees a certain quality of your application requiring no more efforts rather than adding new features.
Enhanced delivery
CD guarantees that the delivery process is automated, staging environments match production, and there's always an option to rollback not just to the previous state but to any state that has ever existed!
Closer team communication
CI/CD requires development, operational, management and QA teams to collaborate on technologies, practices, and priorities. No more finger-pointing
Speed & Productivity
With continuous deployment, customers get faster access to new features and bug fixes, and developers get more immediate feedback about the changes they have made.

Areas of our practices

We provide companies and startups with the following services
CI/CD implementation from scratch
CI/CD audit
CI/CD enhancement
CI/CD consulting
And select among others the best solution to meet your business goals
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More about continuous integration and deployment

CI/CD in DevOps

Growth. It is what every shareholder and CEO wants and demands, making development and operations teams feel daily pressure to deliver. In reality, solid growth is possible to achieve by implementing strict organizational practices - i.e. DevOps with automated CI and CD pipelines, no need to plan the moonshot.

Literally speaking, continuous integration and deployment is the foundation for adoption DevOps environment. Here CI/CD implies non-stop automation and alerting-monitoring-reporting phases all through application / software lifecycle.

CI and CD and the other CD

To understand the principles of CI/CD approach, you should determine the definitions first.

In case of CI, everything is quite simple because it stands for continuous integration, which refers to an automation process for the development team. Strong continuous integration implies regular changes of the code or adding new features along with automated tests.

Another story is CD since it stands for both continuous delivery and deployment. Someone unites these two into the only umbrella term describing the process from automated testing of the new code changes, its merging in the repository and further automated code delivery to the production.

In other cases, specialists distinguish these two terms, where delivery means the path of new code changes to the repository while deployment refers to the automated deployment to the production.
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The reputation losses and manual QA eventually cost more than the automated tests and CI pipelines.

About our CI/CD managed services

CI/CD implementation from scratch
We believe that CI/CD isn't about a number of tests and deployments being run automatically, even though this is what it is technically. Instead, during its implementation from scratch, we get all the teams together and make them define a workflow, critical path scenarios and deployment strategies that both meet business requirements and team expectations. This is the most important part of the CI/CD implementation. Once it is done, it's possible to have that written down in a technical way - get tests automated, design rollouts and rollbacks, scaling and monitoring.

CI/CD enhancement
Even though CI/CD is a fully automated process, it needs to be updated to cover new features of the application or changes of the business logic. It is also a pretty common case to have new features released by the Cloud or CI/CD providers that might have a significant impact on someone's pipelines, workflows or even budgets. All these cases require some CI/CD enhancement that Alpacked would be proud to provide.

CI/CD consulting
Our clients refer to us to get the expert advisory services on continuous integration and deployment for a wide range of reasons, including:
  • they don't know how to get started and what they need to start;
  • define which tools are best suited for them;
  • design or re-design an automation pipeline and automated tests;
  • educate on CI / CD best practices and knowledge transfer.

Up-to-the-minute software and application development ensures the source code is delivered to the production repeatedly and released without failures and bugs. Alpacked professional DevOps team is here to help you integrate CI/CD best practices into your company. Benefit from the shortened TTM (time-to-market) for your code and features deployments, as well as streamlined delivery and build process.

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