Acquia, a provider of cloud-based software, recently announced the launch of the Acquia Cloud CD.
The Acquia Cloud CD is a continuous delivery service that aims to enable developers to automate processes for code building and testing on production-like environments.
Functions of the Acquia Cloud CD include orchestrated code assembling and testing with ready to use CD pipelines; run controlled and secure building on one platform and the ability to automate testing and static analysis of build artifacts.
Acquia says that managing websites and delivering digital experience applications requires a steady stream of development, staging, testing, configuration and management.
The company claims that continuous delivery services provide a pipeline workflow that manages development and testing; catering to developers that must coordinate changes, test rigorously, and schedule releases.
Christopher Stone, Acquia chief products officer, says “the automation benefits of ready-repeatable building and testing orchestration and self-service environments, all tightly integrated with Acquia Cloud, greatly reduce code and versioning inconsistencies for Drupal DevOps teams.”
Acquia referenced the November 2016 Forrester Research, Inc. report ‘Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles to Automate Application Delivery Governance,’ that states, “organisations that think application delivery speed comes at the expense of quality are behind the times.”
The report notes, “DevOps turbocharges Agile by adding practices that automate application delivery pipelines while providing greater visibility and more points of control, not fewer.”
According to Acquia, the new service enables teams to share one continuous delivery platform across internal developers, contractors and partners to facilitate collaboration, govern security and ease delivery management.
“With self-service environments available through Acquia Cloud CD, we test more often and move to production faster,” comments Matthew Crist lead developer at the City of Boston.
“They allow our product managers to test simultaneously in separate environments so we can complete testing faster and avoid collisions with our production site.”
“It helps instill good DevOps practices, even though we don’t have a DevOps team.”