Octopus Deploy is an automated software deployment and release management server. It is designed to simplify deployment of ASP.NET applications, Windows Services and databases.
Octopus Deploy is used to deploy applications securely to servers that are on-premises or in the cloud. It has a web-based interface, which can be used to modify and execute deployments, and a dashboard that teams can use to view the status of deployments.
In a typical installation, a team would commit code to their existing source control system. A continuous integration server would then compile the code and run unit tests. The last step of the build process would be to bundle the binaries, content files and configuration files into a package that is ready to be deployed.
Octopus is then designed to deploy this package, and promote it between environments. For packaging applications, Octopus Deploy uses the NuGet package file format from Microsoft.