In today’s highly competitive business environment, organizations are under constant pressure to innovate. Whether it’s pushing out new features or supporting rapid content releases, there is a growing demand to be able to iterate more rapidly.

To meet this demand, most engineering organizations have already adopted processes like Agile and Waterfall. Yet, these processes fail to address all development bottlenecks. That’s why more organizations are starting to embrace a new process—continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD).

In this brief we will examine the key elements of CI/CD. We will consider the benefits and challenges of this new approach, from both a technical and cultural perspective. We will also explore how your content delivery network (CDN) can be a critical part of your CI/CD process, and why it’s important to look for an edge cloud platform that provides granular control, programmability, instant invalidation, and real-time visibility at the edge.