How are you going to solve your continuous delivery and release automation inefficiencies? Will you choose a best of breed solution or an all-in-one? Ready to automate your pesky manual tasks? Looking to release more frequently and decrease your time to market? Interested in saving money in your IT department? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these, a Continuous Delivery and Release Automation (CDRA) platform might be the next step for you!...
The next challenge is choosing the right platform. This is not only difficult because of the number of options on the market and their various features, but also because you must decide whether to choose a comprehensive platform or knit multiple tools together.
This is the dilemma of best of breed versus all-in-one.
Let’s dive in.
First off, definitions.
Best of breed refers to products or tools that satisfy a specific need or serve a niche. Each has a specialized purpose and must usually be used in conjunction with other tools in a tool chain to fulfill an organization’s needs. These various tools can be from one vendor or from many.
On the other hand, all-in-one (i.e., best in class or best of suite) refers to a single product with a variety of core functions that satisfies all (or many) a business’s needs
As with all the important decisions in life, there are pros and cons of each options. Here are some of the factors to keep in mind:
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