Test Environment Management
Test Environment Manager
“Plan, Manage and Control your test environments with Plutora’s Test Environment Management Tool.”
Plutora’s Enterprise SaaS-based Test Environment Manager improves quality, availability, and efficiency of pre-production environments to meet milestones and ultimately reduce time-to-market and costs. It allows test environment managers to effectively manage all layers of standalone and integrated environments.
Plutora’s Test Environment Manager provides comprehensive pre-production environment management capabilities by clearly identifying all pre-production environments used during all release phases. Through enhanced forward planning (in-take booking), Plutora is easily able to identify and avoid environment contention across disparate project teams. Plutora’s Test Environment Manager also tracks configuration versions, environment change requests and highlights all releases impacted in the event of environment failure. Delivery and operations team operate from consistent up to date information.
- Mitigate Project delays from Environment Outage
Teams are losing substantial time and financial resources due to unnecessary delays in the pre-production environment. Up to 30-40 % of testing time is often lost in environment related issues. On large programs each day of outage can easily cost up to $100K.
- Environment Management Productivity
Plutora Test Environment Manager remedies the lost productivity brought on by spreadsheet sprawl and poor collaboration between delivery and operational teams. Duplicate data entry and continual reconciliation is eliminated.
Plutora provides unified information source for all environment related information and exposes that information broadly throughout your organization. This ultimately translates to real costs savings or increased throughput with existing resources.
- Increased Release & Environment Collaboration
Plutora strengthens communication, collaboration and coordination between delivery teams, release teams, environment teams and suppliers. This helps seamlessly integrate and automate processes that connect your development and operations teams, eliminating manual hand-offs between the two teams.
- Enhanced Auditing and Governance
Plutora improve auditing and governance by detecting and remediating changes and demonstrating effective policy enforcement. Plutora helps you keep track of environments and the relationships between them. Make better decisions by understanding the risk and impacts of environments on releases.
Integrated Release and Environment Modules
A key differentiator of Plutora’s Enterprise platform is that it unifies Releases Management, Environment Management and Deployment Management in a single toolset.
Environment Lifecycle Management
Plutora enterprise Release Manager provides a view of all projects and allocated test environments across your IT portfolio. Plutora helps you manages all release drops into test environments. Environments teams have complete visibility into planned releases release trains and the environmental requirements to support those releases.
Unified Test Environment Schedule
Plutora provides a unified environment schedule that is accessible by both delivery, release and environment teams to provides complete visibility into the available release windows as well as all scheduled changes. This results in better coordination between these teams and it significantly improves the predictability of releases.
Centralized Portal for Environment Booking and Change Requests
Plutora’s enterprise Test Environment Manager provides all teams within your organization a single place to submit and track the status of their environment requests. This significantly reduces the disconnect between delivery and operations. Test Environment Manager acts as a central interaction point and provides a strong broadcasting system to drive better team collaboration.
Test Environment Allocation and Contention Identification
Plutora manages your test environment requests, provides a repository for test environment details and manages the allocation of test environments to phases within your releases. Plutora also manages test environment groups, which contain multiple interdependent test environments, to support complex enterprise releases involving multiple systems. Test environment reporting provides the test environment schedule across releases and clearly identifies any test environment contention where multiple projects want to use test environments at the same time.
Pre-Production Configuration Management
Plutora’s enterprise Test Environment Manger tracks and displays the core configuration information on each environment. Plutora maintains both what is desired in an environment as well as the actual state providing user it provides visibility and alerts teams when servers are out of compliance. Plutora can also merges configuration data from multiple discovery tools into a single, reliable dataset.
Stakeholder Engagement, Alerts and Notifications
Plutora’s enterprise Test Environment Manager Dashboard provides comprehensive metrics to all stakeholders within your organization. Plutora presents stakeholders with a customized view relevant to their portfolio of interest and associated releases.
Plutora’s configurable notification system enables stakeholders to follow all events across the environment lifecycle ensuring they are always informed of the current situation.
Using highly innovative algorithms Plutora enterprise Test Environment Manager provides resources with the ability to do Impact Assessment Modeling to analyze if Projects are delayed as well as the downstream impacts to other projects. It is easy to identify what impact releases delays will have on environment usage. This powerful functionality allows resources to strongly manage cost blowouts from environment contention.
Metrics and Reporting
Plutora enterprise Test Environment Manager provides superior metrics and trend analysis around release management and test environment management to support continuous process improvement. Plutora captures all release and environment metrics within a unified repository that can extract in real time and anytime.