Overview

How customers use it

Deploy across regions

workflow diagram of a web application continuous delivery pipeline

Deploy a secure web application across multiple regions

This tutorial walks you through creating, securing and deploying a web application across multiple regions by using a continuous delivery pipeline. Like many other starter applications in IBM Cloud®, you will use a Node.js starter application for this tutorial.

Deploy to Kubernetes

workflow diagram of continuous deployment to Kubernetes

Deploy to Kubernetes continuously

This tutorial walks you through the process of setting up a continuous integration and delivery pipeline for containerized applications running on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. Learn how to set up source control, then build, test and deploy the code to different deployment stages. Next, learn to add integrations to other services, like Slack notifications.

Key features of IBM Cloud Continuous Delivery

Integrated DevOps toolchains

Use toolchains to gain an integrated set of tools to build, deploy and manage your apps. You can create toolchains that include IBM services, open source tools or third-party tools that make development and operations repeatable and easier to manage.

Automated delivery pipeline

Build, test and deploy in a repeatable way with minimal human intervention by leveraging Tekton-based delivery pipelines. Be ready to release into production at any time.

Edit your code from anywhere

Choose the integrated web-based environment built on Eclipse Orion. Create, edit, run, debug and complete source control tasks, and seamlessly move from editing your code to deploying it to production.

Git repos and issue tracking

Manage your source code and track work with Git repositories and issue tracking hosted by IBM and built on GitLab Community Edition.

Identify source code vulnerabilities

Assess and remediate security and legal vulnerabilities that may be introduced into your source code, and receive feedback directly in your Git artifacts.

Assess your deployment risk

Collect data on your DevOps processes, establish policies and implement quality gates to reduce your deployment risk. Analyze trends to improve your delivery effectiveness.

Related products

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Orchestrate intelligent scheduling, self-healing and horizontal scaling of Kubernetes clusters.

IBM Cloud Code Engine

Run your application, job or container on a managed serverless platform.

IBM Cloud Monitoring

Accelerate DevOps and better manage the software lifecycle.

Frequently asked questions

What platforms can I deploy to using a delivery pipeline?

You can deploy applications to Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes clusters on the IBM Cloud. In addition, with the use of Tekton-based pipelines and Private Pipeline workers, toolchains can be enhanced with a new private worker tool integration that allows pipeline stages to be configured to run on external Kubernetes environments. Supported platforms include the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, IBM Cloud Private, Docker on Desktop, or Red Hat® OpenShift®.

I use Rational Team Concert. Can that be integrated into my delivery pipeline?

Yes. The IBM® Rational® Team Concert integration not only adds a card to your toolchain for quick access to your work items, it also adds tags to the work items that have been deployed. Such tags allow you to run powerful queries for tracking deployment of code changes as well as build useful Rational Team Concert dashboards.

How do I manage access to my DevOps toolchain?

You can manage access to your toolchain via the Manage tab on the toolchain page. When you create a toolchain, the toolchain’s organization is added with ADMIN rights by default. This means all members of the toolchain’s organization can view, modify, and delete the toolchain. You can restrict access to the toolchain by only allowing specific users to view it, and other users to administer it.

How can I create my own toolchain template to share with my team?

Although you can create a toolchain from a template, you might want different tool integrations or other customizations. You can create a custom toolchain template and share it so that others can use it. There are 6 steps to customizing a template for your use.

  1. Fork and clone the Simple Cloud Foundry toolchain template in GitHub
  2. Explore and update the toolchain.yml file
  3. Explore and update the pipeline.yml file
  4. Test your updates
  5. Add pre-built or custom tool integrations to your template

For a complete tutorial, see "Create a custom toolchain template".

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