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Inside DevOps with Jason Dunnivant from Olo

A series where we share lessons learned from those on the frontlines of DevOps. Our first post features Jason Dunnivant, Release Engineer at Olo.

Synchronizing projects in managed spaces

Learn how to implement the full lifecycle of projects created as part of the enterprise patterns

Domain does DevOps

Domain.com.au recently embraced DevOps. They use Octopus Deploy to deploy to AWS.

Platform Engineering should be part of DevOps

Find out why Platform Engineering is more likely to succeed with DevOps than without it.

Inside DevOps with Matt Ash

A series where we share lessons learned from those on the frontlines of DevOps. This post features Matt Ash, Staff DevOps Engineer at a leading HR software platform provider.

Runbooks best practices

This post provides a step by step template you can use to generate high quality runbooks in Octopus.

Creating a high-performance DevOps toolchain

Discover the elements of a high-performance DevOps toolchain and the research that backs it up.

At the helm with Michael Richardson

This post opens a series where we chat to people at Octopus about their role, what they're working on improve the product, and more. First is Michael Richardson, our original product management leader.

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.

Performing canary deployments in Kubernetes

Learn how to use the Voyager ingress controller to implement canary deployments in Kubernetes

Introduction to HCL and HCL tooling

Learn about the different tooling you can use with HCL.

Deploying to Google Cloud Functions

Learn how to deploy functions to the Google Cloud Platform.

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.

Deploy a Helm chart with Octopus

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

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.

Service Fabric Deployment Targets

With the release of 2018.5 and the introduction of Azure Service Fabric Cluster targets, we thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to provide a quick overview of the new Service Fabric deployment targets with Octopus Deploy.
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Documentation

Azure targets

Configure your Azure infrastructure

Disaster recovery

How to work with your data and disaster recovery in an Octopus Cloud instance.

Performance

Octopus is all about reliable and repeatable deployments, but that doesn't mean it has to be slow. This page will help you tune your deployments for the best performance in your scenario.

Azure Cloud Service targets

Azure Cloud Service deployment targets allow you to reference existing classic Cloud Services in your Azure subscription, that you can then reference by role during deployments.

VIP swap

The guide demonstrates how to perform a VIP swap when deploying to Azure Cloud Services.

Azure DevOps

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

IIS websites and application pools

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

Connecting projects

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

Project recommendations

Projects form a critical element in Octopus Deploy. Here, we cover some recommendations for projects; getting started on the right foot is vital in helping your Octopus Deploy instance scale.

AWS

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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