|Before discussing the benefits of an enterprise release cadence, it is crucial to define it. A release cadence, at the product level, is the implementation of a recurring schedule of software releases for that product. This could be on a quarterly, monthly, or more frequent basis, although, as frequency increases, it approaches continuous deployment and is no longer a cadence. Although desirable for some, continuous deployment is not always feasible; it requires a fully automated push to production and some organizations require formal acceptance before this final step. A release cadence is predictable, allowing developers, operations staff, and end users to know when to expect the next release. A large organization, which supports many software products, may maintain overlapping release cadences, interweaving releases for different applications into an overall enterprise release cadence.