As the demand for rapid delivery in digital services grows, software companies are looking for standardized ways to release products and upgrades in weeks instead of months, or in days instead of weeks. Many providers are now adopting the Continuous Integration /
Continuous Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) cycle of agile software development to address the high velocity of releases and faster time-to-market requirements. In the CI/CD cycle, developers and testers continuously
integrate and test new code, deliver applications and upgrades to production, and from there, deploy them to customers through cloud or web-based venues.