A quality product requires consistent and predictable results. An IT enterprise that is always up and running deploys its software uniformly across its servers. Many organizations deploy software on thousands of physical and virtual machines. If incorrect software is deployed to just a single server, the system’s integrity is comprised. Relying on humans to manually deploy software is both error prone and time consuming. The only practical solution is to fully automate the installation.
We Can Automate The Deployment of Any Type of Software
Fully automating software installations is a challenge for most organizations. Vast differences between software, environments, and multiple versions of the same product, makes using a single commercially available tool to do the job for you an impossibility. This is the case at the IRS, where hundreds of different commercial off-the-shelf products of various versions along with custom software of different programming languages are used across many different operating systems and patch levels. To overcome this challenge, STP engineers developed a framework to rapidly produce automation scripts, a workflow to promote software through environments, and the capability to deploy to tens of thousands of servers during narrow installation windows. Automating deployments has saved the IRS millions of dollars while establishing a consistent baseline that ensures availability of its systems to the hundreds of millions of taxpayers it serves.
Automation is the Gift that Keeps On Giving
Companies and agencies who invest in automating software deployments know that their investment will pay for itself many times over. The cost of labor and the time to build out environments and make changes is drastically reduced while the quality of the service improves with uniform baselines. Once the system is in place, businesses will reap the benefits from automation for many years. Given our long track record of implementing an enterprise software automation capability for the IRS, we will build your system to include:
- Ability to automate any type of software and deploy it anywhere
- Approval workflow and release scheduling
- Visual dashboard that tracks the status of the deployment
- Inventory management with version control
- Automated testing and issue notification