An application release involves the deployment of an entire application or its components/modules to production,ready to be used by end customers. The completion of this process is a significant milestone for any business.
Today’s applications typically contain hundreds to thousands, of components for application servers, databases, web servers, messaging middleware, and authorization services. Each component must be installed and configured correctly to work with the versions of every other component making up the application baseline. Coupled with this complexity is the ever increasing volume of application releases.