Continuous delivery from the cloud with leading DevOps deployment automation tool

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Octopus Deploy, a DevOps tool used by over 20,000 companies around the world, has today launched itscloud-hosted product, Octopus Cloud.

The advancement has been in the making for the past six months, and has developers and DevOps teams excited about automating their deployments in the cloud, without having to manage and maintain their own infrastructure.

CEO and founder Paul Stovell: “Octopus Cloud offers all the same features and functions that users know and love in the self-hosted product, only now it’s delivered in a more seamless way. With Octopus Cloud, users can spin up a new instance with just a few clicks”.

Started in 2011, Octopus Deploy is now the world’s most popular deployment automation tool. “When we first built Octopus Deploy, most of the world was still deploying applications on-premises, and customers ran the Octopus server on virtual machines (VMs) that ran alongside hundreds of other VMs in their enterprise. Over time, we saw customers embracing the cloud, but it was predominantly Infrastructure as a Service, and Octopus was just another VM that customers ran in the cloud. But in the last few years that has shifted, and more customers have moved towards Platform as a Service. When we started hearing comments like Octopus Deploy is the only VM that I have left’, we knew it was time to change the status quo”, Stovell says.

Octopus Deploy assists DevOps teams every day to automate even the most complex application deployments for .NET, Java, Node, databases, and other popular applications. With monthly feature refreshes, patches and minor updates; balancing the shift from releasing downloadable software to building a cloud solution, presented its’ own set of challenges.

“Octopus Cloud was a great technical challenge, but also a challenge for us as an organization. With self-hosted Octopus, customers ran their own infrastructure and thus tend to be their own first line of support. With Octopus Cloud, we need to be able to respond to incidents 24/7. This meant maturing as an organization, and expanding our team around the world. One of the things we got right was hiring and putting a very talented team together to make this happen.”

“Creating Octopus Cloud has been a fantastic journey and we are certainly not at the finish line. This is a long-term investment for the company and as we learn more from running in production, we will continue to evolve and optimize the platform for the Cloud,” Stovell says.

Spin up an Octopus Cloud instance today with a free 30-day trial:

About Octopus Deploy: Octopus takes over where your Continuous Integration server ends, enabling you to easily automate even the most complicated application deployments, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Octopus Deploy is the world’s most popular deployment automation tool. Since inception in 2011 by founder and CEO, Paul Stovell, Octopus Deploy has grown from strength to strength, now with over 20,000 customers across the globe, including 20 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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