Post from Michael Matthews
09-Jun-2014 • by Michael Matthews
7 reasons why application deployments fail
I have been involved with many pre-production load test engagements over the past half-decade or so. Some of them have been wildly successful, some of them not so much. This blog post will share my experiences with these activities with the hope of helping others avoid the same mistakes.
There are many articles out on the Internet about deployment problems that are related to change management issues. While they are absolutely valid, this post focuses on deployment and launch failures due to performance issues. It assumes, for example, that the correct code is deployed for testing, the code published to production is the same that was tested in pre-production, the actual publishing mechanism works, and there is adequate capacity in the load generation tool to achieve desired load....