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Dalibor Siroky

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How often is an environment unavailable due to factors within your project's control? How often is an environment unavailable due to external factors? Is the software and hardware in the environment up to date with the target production systems? How often do you have to resort to manual workarounds due to an environment? These are all questions that you should ask yourself if testing environments are consistently unavailable and affected by outages. Here are three key metrics that you can track that can help avoid costly downtime. Metric: Availability and Uptime Percentage QA and staging environments seldom require the same level of uptime as production, but tell that to a team of developers working 24/7 on a project that has an aggressive deadline and you will have a very unhappy team. As a test environment manager, you know that when a QA system is unavailable, you ... (more)

The Glitch Economy | @DevOpsSummit @Plutora #DX #CD #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

In today's digitized world, a software glitch can create chaos. For example, in July 2017, a glitch caused the stock prices of blue-chip Nasdaq companies such as Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, eBay and Microsoft to be misreported on websites long after that day's closing bell. Even though the real-world prices of the stocks were unchanged, the sites showed some had taken a nosedive in price and others had nearly doubled. Unsurprisingly, investors were rattled and took to social media to debate the false listings, dragging company names into a cloud of suspicion over something that ha... (more)

Using Cloud Test Environments to Control Costs | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #DevOps

Companies, today, are finding that costs can be significantly reduced by moving test environments to the cloud and implementing automated testing and infrastructure. The temporary nature of test environments creates opportunities to reduce the time it takes to cycle through individual tests. If hours can be shaved down to minutes in the process of setting up an environment, running a test and tearing down the environment, then budgets for test environments can be cut considerably. The impact of cloud adoption on test environments is a valuable advancement in both cost savings an... (more)