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Automated Application Packaging

Greg Lambert
January 30, 2023
2 minutes

Yes, Readiness has automated the packaging process but more importantly a learning engine has been built.

Meaning that every time an error is encountered the entire system is updated with new assessment rules, new fixes, and automatically updated documentation. Readiness has created and delivered into production for numerous, international clients a modern packaging service. A service that has been designed and architected to continuously improve, matching, and exceeding the rapid pace of change in the modern desktop environment.

Many application package requests are straight forward updates that require little manual intervention. The Readiness team has found that with these minor changes, there is usually a customer requirement for a rapid response or requirement for self-service delivery. As a cloud-native, browser-based platform application packaging and deployment platform, Readiness delivers secure, compliant, fully tested, and documented application packages in a fraction of the time required for most manual packaging requests. With an automated best practice, compliance, testing and deployment platform self-service options are possible for a large portion of application portfolios.

Readiness recognizes that not all applications are good candidates for automated packaging or self-service scenarios. To address these issues, the Readiness platform offers an easy way to; install, tune, or configure an application. Then if required then “hand-over” the process to a more skilled operator for fine-tuning or problem solving. The application specific work is performed by the application owner while the technical requirements are fulfilled by a packaging specialist. This approach saves time and efficiently allocates resources – when they are need, as they are needed.

Packaging applications is a series of deeply technical, time-consuming stages requiring expertise and skill. The hardest part of the process is delivering consistent, repeatable testing. Readiness has been designed from the ground up to offer comprehensive testing (and reporting) at each stage of the packaging process. From initial requirements gathering (Discovery), to packaging, user acceptance testing (UAT) and then deployment: the same detailed test should be performed, compared, and contrasted against a baseline. Readiness offers this “cross-check” (X-check) functionally with an innovative industry leading approach to test each application at each stage of the process and then ensure that each result matches expectations.

All done automatically, against multiple customer platforms, virtualization technologies, deployment technologies. Covering the full spectrum of application deployment: installations, updates, self-repair, and uninstallation.

Greg Lambert

CEO, Product Evangelist
Greg Lambert is the CEO and product evangelist for Application Readiness Inc. Greg is a co-founder of ChangeBASE and has considerable experience with application packaging technology and its deployment.

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