From the CEO and Co-Founder of Leading DevOps Company Plutora

Dalibor Siroky

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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 and agility. The on-demand model takes advantage of public cloud APIs requiring only payment for the time needed to run automated tests. In this framework, success depends on two things: automated infrastructure and automated acceptance tests. If these two goals can be achieved, the cost savi... (more)

Multiple QA and Staging Environments | @DevOpsSummit Serverless #CloudNative #DevOps

Why do you need multiple QA and staging environments? When a company looks at its numbers and asks, "Why do we spend so much on hardware?" it's the responsibility of CTOs and CIOs to provide a quick answer. Hardware is expensive and resources are limited, so when a business examines spending and plans budgets it needs to look at how money is being spent, and also how it could be spent. When we are talking staging environments, it falls to test environment managers to justify spend and identify opportunities to reallocate infrastructure and environments. In the past, test environ... (more)

Don’t Fall Behind in the #DevOps Integration Race | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless

Development cycles are being squeezed into tighter timeframes than ever before - days, hours and even minutes. Organizations that fail to keep up will find themselves behind and struggling to keep pace. However, DevOps isn't the hurdle that it may initially seem, and if an organization develops a proper strategy the obstacles to adopting DevOps can be successfully overcome. The starting line DevOps may not be the answer to every development challenge but making proper decisions of when to appropriately apply DevOps solutions can and will improve efficiency. It's important to r... (more)

Test Environment Stability | @DevOpsSummit #APM #CloudNative #Monitoring

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... (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)