Application release automation to achieve continuous deployment

Environment-aware deployments ensure packaged configurations are correct (error-proofed!) for the current infrastructure.
Out of the box support for Windows, Linux, and Unix environments
Intuitive interface delivers fast learning curve and fast time to value. 
No reliance on scripting. No need to learn new scripting or declarative languages. 

Like other application release automation solutions,

Orca deploys custom application software releases and their configurations with versioning and workflow automation. 

But unlike other ARA tools, Orca has extensive, out of the box support.

Orca works across complex environments with built-in support and integration to major middleware, databases, operating systems, ITSMs and more.

“Environment-Aware Releases”

Orca is also intelligent or “environment-aware.” As it releases an application from UAT to Staging or from Staging to Production, Orca is aware of the current full stack configuration for the target environment. We define “Environment-Aware Releases” as promoting your business critical applications and production-level configurations. Simultaneously. Other tools assume that the target environment is configured in a certain way.  But if the assumed configuration of the environment has drifted, the deployed application configurations in the package can break the application creating performance, availability and/or security issues.  Many application release automation (ARA) solutions tout their roll back capability. It is easy to see why. With such powerful ability to deploy change, ARA tools also introduce changes that can break your application.

Orca delivers Environment-Aware Releases with Production-Ready Configs. 
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“Other tools assume that the target environment is configured in a certain way.  But if the assumed configuration of the environment has drifted, the deployed application configurations in the package can break the application.”
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Complete, Collaborative Releases

Orca deploys the entire application including the application content, middleware configurations, and schema changes in one job – providing a single point of collaboration between groups that need to coordinate for successful releases.

Continuous Delivery Options

With Orca, you can choose to schedule a weekly drop of an application branch, and then control when it is deployed through an approval go/no-go process. Or you can integrate with your favorite build system to queue up a deployment job automatically with a go/no-go checkpoint in Orca. Or even perform rolling deployment through pools of application and middleware servers!

Time Savings

Yet another benefit of Orca’s “Environment-Aware Release” is that it eliminates large blocks of time traditionally devoted to maintaining homegrown tools, creating and maintaining special scripting and holding tiresome review meetings to ensure the success of a release. 

Error elimination

Given a choice, it is lot better to release software knowing ahead of time that your deployment will just work. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot that can go wrong but environment-aware releases can certainly put the odds in your favor. That’s how Orca delivers Continuous Deployment. 

Learn more about Orca’s application release automation and continuous deployment by a contacting a product specialist today.