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How To: Blue/Green Deployments with ElectricFlow

Blue/Green Deployments with ElectricFlow

The full post can be found here.

 

ElectricFlow was designed to enable teams to streamline and to simplify their DevOps processes – from the most mundane automation workflows to the most complex and large-scale scenarios. As part of that, we’ve set to revolutionize one of the most nail-biting parts of software releases: deployments.

Aiming to make this process as boring, repeatable and push-button as possible, ElectricFlow boasts the industry’s most robust deployment automation feature set, providing several out-of-the-box ways to deploy applications that are designed to take the stress, guess work, and complex, one-off, scripting out of the equation. These include deployment options such as Smart Deploy, staging artifacts, and automatic error handling or process branching, as well as advanced deployment strategies and deployment policies – such as rolling deployments, blue/green, canary, and dark launch.

In this blog series, I provide step-by-step tutorials for each deployment pattern – which you can implement for your own application releases using our free community edition!

In my previous post I described some of the use cases for when you may want to use these advanced deployment strategies as a way to minimize risk and provided instructions for setting up Rolling Deployments in ElectricFlow. This week, I’d like to focus on another deployment strategy: Blue/Green Deployments.

 

Continue reading for a step-by-step tutorial.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.