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We are in the midst of a software revolution. Today, staying competitive in a software-driven economy means continuously delivering high quality software, quickly, and efficiently.
The changing business environment, distributed teams and infrastructure, code and toolchain complexity, and inter-product dependencies make software delivery a challenge.

Continuous Delivery is here to help. Electric Cloud Powers Continuous Delivery.

What is Continuous Delivery?

Continuous Delivery (CD) is a set of practices and methodologies in software development designed to improve the process of software delivery and ensuring reliable software releases.

The goal of Continuous Delivery is to keep software release-ready, and enable a repeatable, reliable way to deploy software to any environment.

Continuous Delivery involves all dimensions of your R&D and Operations organizations – consisting of Team Collaboration, Agile and DevOps practices, Continuous Integration (CI), Build Automation, Test Automation, Deployment Automation and Shared Visibility.

Continuous Delivery takes Agile to its logical conclusion – with a way of working that transforms the way software is delivered. CD allows organizations to be more agile and innovate more rapidly- delivering better software, faster, continuously.

Continuous Delivery Whitepaper - What is Continuous Delivery Learn more about what CD is and about the evolution from Agile, to DevOps to Continuous Delivery.
Continuous Delivery eBook Download the free eBook to learn about the benefits of Continuous Delivery and how it helps businesses succeed in a software-driven economy.

Powering Continuous Delivery at Enterprise Scale

Continuous Delivery is not just for startups and Lean organizations. It holds massive gains for large-scale, big-business, enterprises.

Want some proof? Learn about Huwaei’s journey to Continuous Delivery.

Huawei is a $40B company delivering communications technologies for telecom carriers, enterprise and consumers. Huawei’s CD and DevOps implementation is a centralized, shared cloud service supporting:

  • 2,000 developers worldwide (and scaling to 40,000!)
  • 1,000 applications
  • More than 2,000 releases per year
  • More than 100,000 compile & builds per day
  • More than 1 million test cases run per day
  • More than 30 million LoC
  • More than 480K code review/analysis per year
  • More than 170k system integration testing per year

Huawei’s end-to-end Continuous Delivery transformation delivers:

  • Reduced cost of delivering software
  • Increased resource utilization and productivity
  • Shorter time to market with higher quality

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Powering the Community

Continuous Delivery is a team sport – and we’re all about learning from each other and getting better, together!

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is an online forum to discuss topics related to Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

Check out a couple of the episodes below for tips and best practices to optimize your software delivery process, or see the full list of episodes here »

c9d9 Episode 24: Supporting Development Velocity Downstream

Are your developers Agile, creating more frequent releases? Are your Ops teams overwhelmed, keeping valuable software sitting on the shelf because they are unable to keep up with the rapid pace of Agile delivery? How can Ops teams eliminate manual and error-prone deployments and processes to achieve the velocity needed to put software into production, where value is delivered.
See the panelists featured on this episode.

c9d9 Episode 20: DevOps and Continuous Delivery KPIs – With Gene Kim

How do you measure Agility? Reliability? Efficiency? Quality? Success?! And what does the ideal dashboard look like for Dev, for Ops and for the Business. Join c9d9 as we talk about the metrics that matter for different stakeholders to evaluate their DevOps or CD implementation and software delivery performance.
See the panelists featured on this episode.

c9d9 Episode 13: Version Control and Continuous Delivery

How does Versioning impact your CD pipeline? What should be versioned? Where is versioning heading? Watch this episode of c9d9 to find out.

See the panelists featured on this episode.

c9d9 Episode 10: Continuous Delivery

We got to hear from folks practicing Continuous Delivery in their organizations about their journey. We asked our panelists what does CD means to them, and how did they achieve it: How Agile are they, truly?; Do they have a CD champion?; What’s their toolchain?; and what’s next for them on their Continuous Delivery journey?

c9d9 Episode 1: Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery

On this inaugural episode of Continuous Discussions, we talked with 11 panelists about their experiences and learnings from a broad range of topics related to the practice of software delivery.

c9d9 Episode 7: CI and Continuous Delivery for Mobile apps

In this episode we discuss how CI, Testing and Continuous Delivery for mobile are different from traditional software. How does the app market and things like code signing change your development and release process, and more.

c9d9 Episode 6: Deployment Automation and Continuous Delivery

In this episode our panelists share tips for tackling some of the most difficult aspects of deployment automation: How to identify dependencies between applications, How to ensure security and provide governance and compliance, How to develop your rollback strategy, and more.

c9d9 Episode 8: Test Acceleration and Continuous Delivery

We ask our panelists for best practices on testing and test acceleration - how do you balance the need to “go fast” with the need to test everything to deliver high-quality software?

Learn more about Continuous Delivery

Agile Development and Continuous Delivery

An Agile Approach To Achieving Continuous Delivery

Despite a teams best intentions and efforts, many struggle with software that arrives late, is of poor quality or simply fails to meet the needs of its users. Recently some organizations have adopted a fundamentally different approach, and it’s working! What has changed? Why does it work? What do these projects look like?

More to explore:

gene kim devops webinar

Scaling DevOps and Continuous Delivery: featuring Gene Kim

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Application Release Automation

Agile Development and Automation

DevSecOps: 5 Ways DevOps and Automation Boost Security and Compliance

CI Lifecycle and the business effect of Continuous Delivery

The Business Case for Continuous Delivery

More Resources »

For over a decade, Electric Cloud has helped software businesses thrive.

With Electric Cloud, you release software more frequently and routinely, and respond quickly to business needs with greater reliability, predictability and quality.

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