Quoin defined a strategy for software configuration management for MTV Networks, including source control, change management, and release management policies. The resulting approach supports a range of operational requirements - diverse development platforms, legacy content management system, non-technical users, and on demand and weekly release cycles. We were able to rapidly understand a range of organizational and technical requirements and to determine a comprehensive approach.
MTV Networks (a subsidiary of Viacom) has grown rapidly by the acquisition of new brands, and it currently supports more than 25 web sites, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and others. To support these popular consumer-oriented web sites, the organization must implement a number of operational requirements – high traffic, 24 x 7 availability, security, range of development tools, frequent releases and site updates. MTV Networks has a legacy environment that includes both manual and semi-automated processes for deployment. Quoin was engaged to define a strategy and technical approach for an improved software configuration management process. The specific objectives included the following: