Benefits of Continuous Integration-Continuous Deployment (CI-CD)


  • Smaller code changes are simpler (more atomic) and have fewer unintended consequences.
  • Fault isolation is simpler and quicker.
  • Mean time to resolution (MTTR) is shorter because of the smaller code changes and quicker fault isolation.
  • Testability improves due to smaller, specific changes. These smaller changes allow more accurate positive and negative tests.
  • Elapsed time to detect and correct production escapes is shorter with a faster rate of release.
  • The backlog of non-critical defects is lower because defects are often fixed before other feature pressures arise.
  • The product improves rapidly through fast feature introduction and fast turn-around on feature changes.
  • Upgrades introduce smaller units of change and are less disruptive.
  • CI-CD product feature velocity is high. The high velocity improves the time spent investigating and patching defects.
  • Feature toggles and blue-green deploys enable seamless, targeted introduction of new production features. 
  • You can introduce critical changes during non-critical (regional) hours. This non-critical hour change introduction limits the potential impact of a deployment problem.
  • Release cycles are shorter with targeted releases and this blocks fewer features that aren’t ready for release. 
  • End-user involvement and feedback during continuous development leads to usability improvements. You can add new requirements based on customer’s needs on a daily basis.