Traditionally, new release deployments meant the entire business operations were shut down for a few hours. Plus, it comes with a huge cost — frustrated customers, loss of productivity, and post-deployment escalations. This has led businesses evolve and embrace ‘Zero Downtime Deployment’.
Today, product development is continuous. It takes place round-the-cloud with weekly, and sometimes daily, product releases. This means all services are available and running without any downtime during a new release deployment.