Plans to Open Source Flagship Platform to Drive Innovation and Provide Operational Benefits of Software Production Changes Without Sacrificing Management Processes
San Francisco, October 24, 2018 – Rollout.io, a feature delivery and management company, today announced its feature management platform will leverage Configuration as Code (CaC) and a powerful integration with GitHub, so developers can treat feature flags as they treat any other mission-critical infrastructure.
Additionally, Rollout plans to open source its feature management platform, providing greater flexibility and stronger ownership of feature changes in production. Both moves allow development organizations to gain the benefits of using feature flags – such as increased speed of development and deployment, and reduced risks of deploying new code – without sacrificing any of the known management processes that govern the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
“Rollout’s CaC approach, the integration with GitHub, and the decision to open source its feature flag technology means that developers now enjoy the benefit of both worlds – faster development and deployment of new features without the risk of breaking things,” said Kyle Daigle, director of Ecosystem Engineering for GitHub.
Feature flags modeled with CaC means that for the first time, software developers can design, implement, and deploy application features using the same processes used to manage code changes, like full change management, ability to rollback, track ownership of changes, and more, to reduce the inherent risks of breaking production. The ability to treat feature flags like configuration as code and use the same tools as any other software project allows dev teams to be more agile, and rapidly deploy features that add value to a business much faster than before.
“Until now, control of feature flags has circumvented existing software development and deployment processes or known checks and balances for software development and production changes,” said Erez Rusovsky, co-founder and CEO of Rollout.io. “The decision to integrate our configuration as code with Git & GitHub and open source our platform means that product and development teams have consistent and reliable control of every feature in production, resulting in applications that are easier to develop and maintain.”
Rollout’s feature management solution with CaC will initially leverage GitHub as an integration point with support for Atlassian, Gitlab and other hosting services coming soon.
“We use feature flags to continuously deploy new features to production without risk so, it was important to find a solution that is engineering-friendly. One platform met those requirements, and it was Rollout,” explained Ron Shoshani, vice president of R&D at Testim.io. “Integration with GitHub allows our dev teams to work faster in collaboration on dev and deploy goals. Rollout’s plans for open source will ultimately provide us with more flexibility and ownership over the code that drives our business.”
Using Rollout, developers, DevOps and product managers can speed the development and deployment of software, while reducing risk and improving customer satisfaction and experience. Rollout designed its management system with feature flags and controls for gradually releasing features in development and production with the ability to rollout back features when needed. This is possible by separating version release from feature deployments, and it provides companies with flexibility to deliver features to specific users at a granular level.
Rollout supports multiple clients and backend platforms. It adds feature level support across an organization’s entire stack. The company also recently announced its integration with Atlassian’s Jira Software.
Pricing for Rollout’s feature management is based on seats and MAU and starts at $75.00. To try Rollout, please visit www.rollout.io.
Rollout.io is a feature delivery and management company that accelerates software development and release and minimizes the risk of deploying new code. It is the only unified platform for feature delivery, experimentation, and application-layer remote configuration. Built for engineers, developers and product managers, to rollout, rollback, test and adapt features at scale, in real time. Rollout gives teams full visibility and control of all application features to deliver the right feature to the right user at the right time. Founded in 2014, Rollout has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel. Learn more at www.rollout.io.