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PagesJaunes is France’s leading local advertising and information service offered on multiple media including web, mobile, and print. Its software is developed in-house and its development teams have been practicing agile and DevOps for some years.


  • MSA allows changes to be made into a live production environment and fits in with a DevOps style continuous delivery production model.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand that PagesJaunes performed the transition to MSA of a major system over 18 months.
  • Understand that the key goals of MSA, speed and efficiency, were achieved, with additional benefits such as improved software quality.

Key questions answered

  • What are the challenges and benefits of adopting DevOps style continuous delivery?
  • What are the challenges and benefits of adopting microservices architecture continuous delivery?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Using microservices and ALM to achieve fast delivery to production

  • Setting the business context
  • The role of technology in solving the problem

Lessons learned

  • Organizations should review their software architecture strategy with a view to transitioning to MSA
  • Manage the software development process with ALM


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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