Deployment drift radiator

Published: Apr 13, 2021
Apr 2021

A deployment drift radiator makes version drift visible for deployed software across multiple environments. Organizations using automated deployments may require manual approvals for environments that get closer to production, meaning the code in these environments might well be lagging several versions behind current development. This technique makes this lag visible via a simple dashboard showing how far behind each deployed component is for each environment. This helps to highlight the opportunity cost of completed software not yet in production while drawing attention to related risks such as security fixes not yet deployed.