How Ephemeral Environments Benefit DevOps Teams
An ephemeral environment is the easiest and fastest way to create a pre-production environment.
Engineers can effortlessly spin-up an ephemeral environment at every pull request, feature branch, or insertion point in the DevOps / GitOps pipeline using the same micro services, containers, sidecars, etc. as production.
Accelerate release cycles - Since the environment is defined by a pull request and private to the developer numerous PRs can be run in parallel. No more QA bottlenecks!
Reduce costs - Avoid running environments 24/7 by scheduling length of deployment time. Eliminate the management of complex software and custom script creation done by individual developers.
What is an Ephemeral Environment?
Ephemeral simply means without fixed boundaries or life span. It is used as long as it is needed, no more and no less. An ephemeral environment can quickly be spun up and just as easily discarded.
Ephemeral environments used for software development are designed fundamentally to be short-lived and to eventually go away.
Download this white paper to get a better understand of how ephemeral environments allow DevOps teams to scale up to meet demand and fix the bottleneck associated with traditional testing and QA environments.