Polaris Solutions recently finished a project to modernize an enterprise build and deployment strategy. The project landscape consisted of the following:
For years, a basic build and deployment process was used for the test environment followed by a manual deployment to the production environment. This strategy worked when the number of projects was small but became burdensome when the number of projects, and project dependencies, increased. This build and deployment approach became THE major pain point in their development process.
Their original setup consisted of the following:
The above setup created several challenges that the client was unable to solve without a complete DevOps overhaul. The biggest challenges included:
The manual production deployments were both labor-intensive and time-consuming.
As often happens, the existing development teams did not have the capacity or skill set to solve these issues with a modernized DevOps process. Polaris provided the expertise and ability to design and roll out a new build and release pipeline to solve these major pain points:
These changes greatly increased the client’s development throughput by letting their developers focus more on crafting code than worrying about deployment considerations. Other benefits included: