Now you can Deploy Smoothly to Content Cloud
Zero downtime you say? Smooth Deploy we say. During the last year we have been working on a feature for Content Cloud called Smooth deploy that solve the problem of applying database updates without having to take the site offline. After running a multi-month beta program with many active beta testers we’ve now decided it’s ready for the entire customer base as a general availability capability.
This diagram visualizes how the setup works during a deployment:
Why is this a big deal?
When you are building functionality for your digital experience, often there are changes to core capabilities – and these would sometimes require a database change, requiring an application restart. Smooth Deploy automates this process, making it easy to use in deployment processes.
Wow, no downtime sounds awesome. When do we get it?
All Optimizely/Episerver DXP Content Cloud customers have this available now (Apr 19th, 2021) in the deployment API and the PaaS portal.
So, what am I waiting for?
We’ve literally no idea. Go ahead and try it out, and check out our documentation at https://world.episerver.com/documentation/developer-guides/digital-experience-platform/deploying/deployment-process/smooth-deploy/
AVP Product Management for Cloud Platform at Optimizely