What is a software deployment?
Software deployment is the process of configuring, updating, and deploying software applications. It is typically integrated into the software development lifecycle as part of the continuous integration and delivery or deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.
You can deploy software manually or automatically, depending on your needs and resources. When integrated into the CI/CD pipeline, manual deployment is typically part of the continuous delivery process, as the continuous deployment process fully automates this process and does not require human intervention.
Large software deployment rollouts typically involve minor releases to reduce the strain on the system and minimize disruptions to users. It often requires post-deployment support and helps during the process. Vendors utilize software deployment to keep their software up-to-date, providing customers with security patches, performance fixes, and new features.