According to Gartner® research, "By 2025, multicluster management and security will emerge as top challenges for organizations deploying Kubernetes applications."*


Companies deploying Kubernetes applications need to focus on how they will manage the proliferation of clusters

In order to keep up with the speed of innovation, and reduce overhead required to manage the explosion of environments, companies need to move from legacy tools and development processes to a modern solution.

For example, the static nature of most testing sites makes it impossible for efficient testing to occur when dealing with modern complex architectures such as containers, micro services and cloud-native applications. Because of the static nature of testing environments, they will never meet the demand of evolved artifacts and versions of micro services. And, current review processes cause legendary wait times for the hand-off from development to Q/A – bogging down the speed of releases to production. 

No software development team can increase release rates without modernizing their current manual development processes that are done in isolation or testing that occurs on a static staging site. Furthermore, teams that rely on custom scripting to create manual testing process, only create drag and make changes slow and labor intensive.

According to Gartner, "Platform teams must provide product teams with self-service capabilities to provision and manage development and test environments (namespaces) within a cluster.*

Engineers who use an environment as a service platform can create ephemeral clusters on demand (ephemeral environments) and manage the duration of time they are needed. Modern tools, like environments as a service platforms, also provide the ability to automatically test the code changes on demand. The ephemeral environment is automatically tested against all necessary containers and micro services found in the code repository. utilizing scanning techniques which automatically and continuously scan the repository ensuring the latest versioning.

Roost was acknowledged in the Gartner Report entitled,  How to Scale DevOps Workflows in Multi-cluster Kubernetes Environments, as a "provider that simplifies environment management."*

Without modernizing the way Kubernetes environments are created, managed and destroyed, companies that utilize modern complex architectures such as containers, micro services and cloud-native applications, will not meet the velocity required for innovation at scale.

The Roost Environment as a Service platform not only solves the issues of Kubernetes management but also speeds up cycles by automatically testing changes against the code repository while still in development.

Sign up for a demo to see how Roost solves issues associated with environment management and creation.


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*How to Scale DevOps Workflows in Multicluster Kubernetes Environments"
Published June 2, 2022 by Manjunath Bhat, Wataru Katsurashima 

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Rishi Yadav

About Rishi Yadav

Rishi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Roost and has over two decades of experience in leading enterprise application teams. He is a published author and active blogger.

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