Continuous DeliveryTraditionally, updates to e-commerce applications roll out in scheduled phases, perhaps once every few weeks or months. However, the explosive growth of the segment has necessitated e-commerce businesses to be more nimble, updating their websites, and functionality, more frequently to react to competitive pricing, inventory availability and marketing events. Webscale enables this continuous delivery framework for our customers by ensuring reliability, availability, security and performance of applications across multiple releases of the application. E-commerce businesses need a flexible website that can be changed as often as needed and evaluated continually. From describing cloud applications to migrating applications to the cloud, to monitoring and managing these applications, Webscale’s approach to continuous delivery provides e-commerce businesses with a framework that is software-centric, programmable, automated and repeatable.
DevOpsDevOps refers to the practice of being able to procure, deploy, change and maintain applications programmatically, and in an automated manner, so applications can be updated frequently and instantly. Modern business owners, marketing and IT departments are more aligned than ever in the task of driving online revenue, and have subsequently adopted devops philosophies to procure infrastructure in scheduled intervals and increase speed of deployment. Webscale has a software-defined infrastructure that describes the entire architecture of the application and corresponding Webscale services as code. As application changes are published, Webscale’s software-defined automation ensures repeatability and removes potential human errors, while also saving operational time.
We recommend different environments for an e-commerce application – typically, a development, staging and production environment so that code changes are passed through various stages of development and quality assurance (QA) before being made visible to the outside world.