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If your organization has moved to a public or private cloud you’ve had the conversation about the scope of development environments. Should every developer get an environment in the cloud? Traditional test environment management has focused on QA and staging environments for the qualification of software for release. Your development velocity is a function of how quickly you can build and deliver software to QA environments. Your release quality is a function of how accurately your staging environments reproduce production. The new question is this: do development environments fall under the scope of Test Environment Management? They do and they don’t, let’s explore this trend in detail. Development teams are becoming used to the idea of being able to spin up a new environment in a few minutes via an API call. If you hire developers using AWS and/or Heroku, you not... (more)

Continuous Delivery and Legacy Software | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

The future of software releases is clear. Continuous delivery is here to stay. But does that mean that legacy software systems and infrastructure need to be altogether abandoned? If you polled the people busy redefining best practices today, they'd agree that in a decade we're going to be effortlessly collaborating on highly complex systems that are updated continuously. QA will be fully automated, deployment and infrastructure tasks will be immediate, and large enterprise-wide software projects will be able to move quickly. In the future, software releases won't feel so "manual... (more)

The Road to Digital Transformation Begins with Enterprise Release Management

“IT projects and software functionality have permeated every aspect of every business—from backend processes all the way to customer-facing innovation. Staying competitive requires swift digital transformation capable of keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for faster releases and updates.” With IT dominating the business landscape, digital transformation has become more important than ever. Technology is finding a place within many... The post The Road to Digital Transformation Begins with Enterprise Release Management appeared first on Plutora Inc. ... (more)

Why Are You Testing against Production? Blame Your Data

Managing databases and newer, more exotic NoSQL stores, is an emerging challenge in an industry under constant pressure to move faster. While the industry has perfected the art of cloud-based provisioning and configuration of application servers, databases continue to be a pain point for environment managers. There are a few factors at play. Most large companies practicing software development are... The post Why Are You Testing against Production? Blame Your Data appeared first on Plutora Inc. ... (more)

How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict

Test environment conflict is when two projects or two releases require access to the same testing resources at the same time. For a Test Environment Manager, this might mean that two projects need to test against the same database or deploy to the same environment at the same time. For a release manager, this might also mean that projects require... The post How to Reduce Test Environment Conflict appeared first on Plutora Inc. ... (more)