Overcoming the operational hurdles to coordinate various functions and their respective owners can be a challenge as your deadlines are rapidly approaching. A common practice to reduce risk when quickly deploying new experiences is to perform canary releases to a subset of users in production before rolling out to your entire audience. Configuring these types of settings at the load balancer or gateway router can be complex to manage, risky in production, and eat up valuable time because of the need to coordinate various release activities across teams and functions.
The Phased Release Cloudlet helps DevOps teams use the Akamai Intelligent Platform to control traffic to canary deployments by providing you a tool to gradually shift a percentage of users to a new software release while retaining the flexibility to failover immediately should you encounter challenges in production. Built with the performance and scale of the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the Phased Release Cloudlet can help you speed time to market and reduce risk with speed, flexibility and control during frequent software releases.