Manage platform differences as code
Organizations using Pivotal Cloud Foundry to run enterprise-scale clouds typically have multiple deployments of their platform, covering different cloud providers, geographic regions, and use cases. For these customers, DevOps approaches and CI/CD systems such as Concourse accelerate innovation. They can free up operators’ time by automating installations, updates, and cross-deployment operations. Concourse describes these differences as text-based configurations that can then be versioned in source-code repositories.
Automate the entire operational life cycle
Operators can create dependable, consistent automated administrative processes that span multiple deployments. Example operations include:
- Consistent installation of multiple Pivotal Cloud Foundry deployments on different infrastructure
- Automation of backup, restore, and smoke tests
- Automated uptake of latest minor releases, hot fixes, and stem cells to ensure platforms
Design your platform operations
Enterprises typically start using Concourse when they work with Pivotal to conduct a Platform Dojo to advance their operational capabilities. Platform Dojos are two-day, customizable sessions during which operations teams pair with experts from Pivotal to design the best automated operations processes for your business.
“Concourse has been a game changer for us. We use it to do release upgrades to keep us closer to the latest version released upstream of Cloud Foundry.”
Senior DevOps Platform Engineer, Verizon