Production releases question
Where I work our leadership is completely fucked up, people stuck here for decades with no clue of how a SDLC and IT operations should operate. We are fake AGILE, work with other full waterfall teams, complete lack of ownership of the deployment process to the point that we don't have a staging environment so we put production in maintenance mode during the weekend to do UAT! No red/black or blue/green operations, we also have to literally e-mail out artifacts to a dude to copy them to production. I was wondering how you guys do deployments? Care to share some experience? We have full weekends fucked up with tons of people involved plus a shitload of Indian contractors who sometimes barely speak English. In my previous company we literally deployed in 10 minutes anytime we needed. Here we have indeed a more complex ecosystem but I talked to IT execs at MetLife, Liberty Mutual and they have even more complex architectures however they were able to turnaround a fully containerized CD system. I feel we are living in the stone age of IT.
Thanks for sharing.