Blog posts

WildFly S3 Domain Discovery

Learn how to use S3 buckets as a domain discovery mechanism in AWS.

Deploying to MongoDB with Octopus Deploy and Liquibase

Learn how to use Octopus Deploy to deploy to MongoDB using Liquibase.

Creating a WildFly cluster

Learn how to use a shared database to create a WildFly cluster in AWS.

Deploying to Google Cloud Functions

Learn how to deploy functions to the Google Cloud Platform.

Introduction to HCL and HCL tooling

Learn about the different tooling you can use with HCL.

Top 8 container registries

There are many container registry services, suitable for all different kinds of teams. We look at the top 8 and why you might consider them.

Microservices and frameworks

An overview of microservices and the different frameworks you can use to support them.

Expanding the use of execution containers

Octopus 2024.1 added the ability to use an inline Dockerfile or a URL to a Git repository to build the Docker container used for a deployment.

High Availability performance benefits

Octopus Deploy High Availability is our offering for customers where Octopus Deploy has become a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition to the benefits of extra reliability, High Availability provides performance gains over a single Octopus Server. Our aim was to provide a linear performance increase as you add nodes to your High Availability cluster.

Choosing a container platform

A look at different container platforms and their suitability.

Beyond Hello World: Containerize a real-world web application

This post demonstrates how to containerize a real-world .NET Core web application with web services and databases.

Jimmy Bogard: Continuous deployment the Octopus way

In this session, we'll look at how Octopus enables continuous delivery, what it offers over standard tooling, and how it can make your ops team love you again.

Raising the minimum requirements for hosting and using Octopus Server

In 2020, we will raise the minimum requirements for hosting and using Octopus Server.

What is a Service Mesh?

This post looks at what a Service Mesh is, how it’s different to an Ingress Controller, and why you would use one.

What are the benefits of using NGINX Unit?

What features does NGINX Unit have that make it an attractive solution for modern deployments?

Deploy a Helm chart with Octopus

Learn how to deploy a sample Helm chart to Kubernetes with Octopus

Building versus buying software

Probing the pros and cons of building software yourself compared to buying a product.

Octopus Deploy comes to AppVeyor

The new Octopus Deploy feature in AppVeyor makes Continuous Deployments in the cloud even easier

Behind the scenes of the Octopus Extension for GitHub Copilot

Learn how we integrated Azure AI and Copilot when making the Octopus extension.

Paved versus golden paths in Platform Engineering

Find out the critical difference between paved paths and golden paths in Platform Engineering.

Your guide to SHIPPED23 - Wednesday, November 15

SHIPPED23 is an all-day virtual event by Octopus Deploy on November 15, 2023. Join us for discussions about managing complex hybrid deployments at scale.

Octopus Deploy acquires Codefresh

Paul explains why he's so excited about Codefresh joining Octopus, what we love about the Codefresh team, and why we think this is excellent news for our customers, Codefresh customers, and the Argo open-source community.

Containers - what you need to get started

A high-level look at what you need to get started with containerization.


Installing the Tentacle via DSC in an ARM template

How to install the Tentacle using Desired State configuration (DSC) in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

Azure DevOps

Octopus Deploy integrates with Azure DevOps to provide for a full automated build and deployment pipeline.

Connecting projects

By connecting tenants to projects, you can control which projects will be deployed into which environments for each tenant.

IIS websites and application pools

Octopus has built-in support for configuring IIS web sites, applications and virtual directories.


Octopus Deploy provides built-in support for deploying to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Emergency operations

This section includes examples of how to use runbooks to help automate disaster recovery operations.

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