Understanding DevOps – Part 6: Continuous Deployment vs Continuous Delivery
What is Continuous Deployment?Companies like flickr have in the past posted on their blog how many ‘deploys’ they had so far that day/week. Looking at the an organization that deploys to production 89 times in a week can be very intimidating. More importantly, it begs to ask – what do you deploy to production 89 times in a week?
This is a scenario that may actually keep some people away from adopting DevOps practices as they believe that they have to deploy every change to production. That is certainly not the case. First, you need to understand what is being deployed here and second, more importantly need to understand that this is not applicable, necessary or in some cases even feasible, for every organization.