Skytap has announced a joint offering with IBM UrbanCode Deploy, enabling dev/test teams to fully automate the deployment pipeline for complex applications and meet increasing enterprise demands for continuous delivery. The offering enables enterprises to overcome the biggest challenge in the adoption of continuous delivery—deploying applications to consistent and predictable environments.
Efficient software development and delivery drives competitive advantage and requires enterprises to release new products and features faster, more often, and with better quality and reliability. Enterprises achieving continuous delivery have a critical edge in this race as they can rapidly, reliably, and repeatedly push out software enhancements to customers at low risk and cost. Software can then be rapidly adapted based on user feedback, shifts in the market, and changes in business strategy.
Utilizing IBM UrbanCode Deploy within Skytap Cloud offers development and testing teams an easy and cost-effective solution for continuous delivery. Enterprises can now fully automate their deployment pipeline, including unit, functional and performance testing, and provision even the most complex enterprise applications in hours versus days. Skytap enables multiple environments to be available to the development and quality management teams to allow parallel development and testing to occur to dramatically increase the throughput and velocity. This can be fully automated with the Skytap Automation Pack for IBM UrbanCode Deploy.