The last ten years have brought enormous changes to production environments, driven by a best-of-breed approach to production infrastructure enabled by open source and cloud. This has been a boon for developers in terms of flexibility and productivity, but it’s also placed a new set of challenges and expectations on Ops.
As a startup company driven by customer feedback, BigPanda has been practicing continuous delivery from day one. However, continuous delivery cannot be accomplished efficiently without a proper automation infrastructure. So, like many before us, we also began our search for the best deployment automation tool.