Capistrano is a remote server automation tool.
It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
Capistrano can be used to:
Reliably deploy web application to any number of machines simultaneously, in sequence or as a rolling set
To automate audits of any number of machines (checking login logs, enumerating uptimes, and/or applying security patches)
To script arbitrary workflows over SSH
To automate common tasks in software teams.
To drive infrastructure provisioning tools such as chef-solo, Ansible or similar.
Capistrano is also very scriptable, and can be integrated with any other Ruby software to form part of a larger tool.
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