Picture a perfect world where your enterprise can seamlessly interconnect Dev, test and other environments, both locally and distributed, at machine and data levels. Developers can fence their Test-Dev networks to be isolated and confidently secure. No longer forced to use fragmented data sets and configurations due to constrained storage resources – bringing applications to market are virtually seamless since they are fully replicated in the Test-Dev environment. And to top it off, businesses have the equipment, storage real estate and staff to cover it at a cost that improves the bottom line.s
In the real world today, most companies are not like the picture above. Building networks and deploying applications in the testing and development lifecycle take time, not to mention money. Rectifying bug issues takes time. Improving code takes time. In the non-virtual world, more time equals more cost, which leads to cutting corners. Cutting corners leaves your Test Development environment lacking which proves costly in the long run. So, why do companies get cold feet when faced with the decision to move to a virtual Test-Dev environment when the picture perfect world is already a reality? What are they so afraid of?
There are misconceptions and misunderstandings of what a virtual Test-Dev environment offers; even more so when determining how to get there. Management and control are at the top of the list. Through this blog series we will discuss:
- The current asymmetrical state of DevOps
- How to achieve symmetry within DevOps
- The Impact of having greater control over DevOps’s environmentals
- DevOps’s automation
- How to pull off DevOps in a hybrid environment
Through discussing these challenges and benefits, we will show how enterprise businesses can move to a hybrid cloud model or 100% virtual data center all while maintaining the level of management and control they want in their environment. Connect with us next week to discuss with us the challenges of asymmetry in DevOps.