What is Deployment Automation?
Deployment automation is the process of deploying software to a test or production environment without the need for human intervention. By eliminating manual intervention and configuration, software changes can move to a production environment more quickly and reliably, and users can release new features and applications more frequently.
Without deployment automation, changes are slow, error prone, and costly. Outages occur frequently as manual tasks result in human error. A lack of visibility in the software delivery pipeline makes these errors difficult to find and even harder to resolve. Delayed deployment timelines and outages lead to unhappy IT leaders, business executives, and customers.
With deployment automation, software delivery is optimized as processes are streamlined and improved, and the need for human intervention is eliminated. It is a critical step toward mature DevOps.