About Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy is a cloud-based and on-premise DevOps and configuration management software that helps businesses control, audit, schedule, and manage deployments and operational runbooks from within a centralized platform. Administrators can define deployment workflows and use several deployment patterns, including blue-green, multi-tenancy, rolling, and canary.

Octopus Deploy provides a self-service functionality, which lets team members automate recurring tasks and enables end-users, development teams, and support staff to execute tasks independently. With the variables module, staff members can utilize similar deployment processes across multiple environments. It also lets employees store passwords and other confidential information on a centralized platform, ensuring data and user security.

Octopus Deploy offers an API, which lets organizations integrate the platform with several third-party solutions, such as JetBrains TeamCity, Apache Tomcat, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, AWS, Docker, and more. With the built-in dashboard, supervisors can track the version of applications deployed across multiple environments.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Octopus Deploy: 29

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Workflow
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Dashboard
  • Event Logs
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Incident Management
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Release Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scheduling
  • Single Sign On
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(44)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Nicholas
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great DevOps tool

Reviewed on 09/05/2022

Excellent

Excellent

Pros

Easy to configure and set up all your dev ops pipelines once and then invoke them over and over, to ensure consistent and completely automated deployments.

Cons

If you use their cloud offering with many targets it can quickly become quite expensive.

Alternatives Considered

Azure DevOps Services

Reasons for Switching to Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy had much better documentation and support making the setup process a breeze.
Cauchi
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  • Industry: Gambling & Casinos
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Octopus Review - from a DevOps perspective - Used for 9+ years

Reviewed on 09/05/2022

I have been using Octopus Deploy for the past 9 years and have implemented it in over 4 different...

I have been using Octopus Deploy for the past 9 years and have implemented it in over 4 different companies and have used its features extensively taking it to it limits :)

Pros

Kubernetes Deployment options and customization along with a lot of integration with different providers and tools

Cons

- Needs to Support Kubernetes CronJob deployment type (supported natively)
- Needs to have a build in option to 'Wait' for Kubernetes Job type Deployments and read its exit code
- Needs to support more Artifact Repos, such as AWS CodeArtifact
- Cloud Agent needs to be 'faster' in general and ideally caches docker layers, we have deployments taking over 10mins, pooling/starting of the cloud agent takes time and also downloading the Octopus Tools Docker images takes very long on these agents (we're not using any custom one)

Alternatives Considered

GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket

Reasons for Switching to Octopus Deploy

Its integration options with different tools and providers and its not just a "CD" tool like argoCD, it allows you to do much more - such approval process, integration with Jira, slack notifications, Cloudfront integration (just as an example) etc...
Justin
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Octopus Is Pretty Solid

Reviewed on 26/01/2022

Pros

That I feel like it can do anything, or that I can do anything with it. The extensibility makes it feel like I can incorporate any deployment needs I have which is cool. We have a bunch of different applications and they're not all built the same, so it's nice to feel like there isn't any app we can't deploy with Octopus.

Cons

Sometimes it feels like I don't know what all the features are, or what features to use where. It can get confusing and sometimes I don't feel like the docs do a good enough job explaining this to me.

Ryan
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  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Does one thing really well, rather than lots of things averagely

Reviewed on 21/01/2022

Phenomenal! I'd be lost day to day without Octopus. Not only is the product itself great, but the...

Phenomenal! I'd be lost day to day without Octopus. Not only is the product itself great, but the support and advice the teams provide has been invaluable, and always really prompt.

Pros

Makes deployments, and management of VMs really simple and powerful. The API first approach also opens up lots of different ways of using Octopus

Cons

Keeping release processes in step with code changes has been difficult. I think the new configuration as code feature will solve this, but I haven't tried it yet.

Alternatives Considered

Azure DevOps Server

Reasons for Choosing Octopus Deploy

InRelease was very clunky at the time.

Reasons for Switching to Octopus Deploy

When we first moved to Octopus Azure DevOps wasn't available, but we've stuck with Octopus through renewals as it's much better at what it does. The power, audit, and ability to carry out operations tasks via Octopus put it well ahead for our needs.
Daniel
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The most convenient deployment tool I have used!

Reviewed on 21/01/2022

Octopus has been a huge resource for our team. There is so much in the way of customization with...

Octopus has been a huge resource for our team. There is so much in the way of customization with this tool, that we haven't even begun to use every functionality. However, for our needs, it has really streamlined the process of deploying our applications and recycling when needed.

Pros

The ease of setting up deployment pipelines, and future maintenance after the initial setup.

Cons

If I had a con its that there is too much customization! Not really a con, but we haven't begun to use all of the functionality Octopus offers.

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Octopus Deploy FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Octopus Deploy.

Octopus Deploy offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Octopus Server edition is available as a 30 day free trial on our unlimited tier for any scenario, including production, and commercial use. After the trial period ends you can keep your working configuration and upgrade to a paid license and continue deploying uninterrupted. Octopus Cloud is an alternative that is hosted by us, and is also available as a 30 day unlimited trial. No credit card is needed to create a Octopus Cloud trial instance. You can convert the Cloud trial to a paid instance at any time during or after the trial period, and keep all of your instance configuration. Octopus also offers an Enterprise tier which offers advanced features for teams at scale including, advanced high availability, insights & DORA metrics, ServiceNow & Jira Service Management integration, unlimited instances, 24/7 support & service credits, and a Customer Success Manager. Volume discounts are available above 500 targets, and temporary bursting for certain scenarios is supported.

Octopus Deploy has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Octopus Deploy supports the following languages:

English

Octopus Deploy supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Octopus Deploy integrates with the following applications:

CircleCI, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, Jira, Microsoft Azure, Slack

Octopus Deploy offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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