Mastering test environment management: From basics to best practices

In a perfect DevOps scenario, teams would have the freedom to try new things with their independent systems swiftly, without causing any disruptions to their own or others’ systems.

Yet, in reality, many companies deal with interconnected systems, and these connections pose a significant risk of causing failures. These companies often stick to outdated, project-focused methods and heavy ITSM processes for handling changes, releases, and managing environments. These methods don’t effectively balance speed with quality.

Regardless of whether your tech team is planning to break down your monolithic systems, or shift to more agile and incremental work methods, effectively managing your environments reduces risk and sets you on the right path towards embracing DevOps practices. These practices can significantly enhance your ability to provide value to your customers.

Navigate through the complexities of interconnected systems and transition from outdated methods to agile DevOps practices. Unlock quicker, safer releases and drive efficiency across your team.

Ideally, each self-sufficient team would handle the environments for their specific product or service. However, in reality, teams end up sharing environments due to various dependencies, which leads to versioning issues that are almost impossible to fix later on. Managing environments well ensures that releases are quicker and safer, ultimately contributing to a more efficient organization.

In this guide, we'll cover the crucial aspects of environmental management, including the latest trends and expert advice. You'll learn how to implement Environment Management and find free templates, checklists, and other resources to help you along the way.

Test environment - Route to live

Optimize operations, heighten transparency, speed up success.

Optimize operations, heighten transparency, speed up success.

Optimize operations, heighten transparency, speed up success.