How Ephemeral Environments Benefit DevOps Teams

Advantages of Roost Ephemeral Environments Platform

An ephemeral environment is the easiest and fastest way to create a pre-production environment that automatically tests code changes.

Developers can effortlessly create a new 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.Icon_Increase Productivity


Accelerate Release Cycles Using an Ephemeral DevOps Environment

The Roost platform automates repetitive tasks, eliminates the complexity of managing clusters, and instantly provides a full-stack testing and dynamic staging environment.

Once automated testing has been completed, a preview URL environment can be shared with all stakeholders, including the devops team and product management, so they can review and provide real-time feedback. Once the code changes have been approved the functional use is complete, so it automatically disappears after merge.

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Automate away laborious tasks and free up developers to focus on writing code.

Large teams are no longer required to manage complex devops pipelines and eliminated wasted hours devoted to writing custom scripts.

The Roost platform allows users to schedule the length of deployment time and avoid running environments 24/7.


 

What is an Ephemeral Environment?

An ephemeral environment is a short-lived, fully functional instance of your production environment and it's designed to go away after merging with the CI/CD pipeline. DevOps teams can use it for testing, validating, and sharing feedback on bugs and features. Ephemeral environments are also known as "preview", "on-demand", "temporary", or "dynamic" environments.
Developers use ephemeral environments so they can  quickly test and validate code changes eliminating wait times for staging environments and speeding-up release cycles.

 




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What are the primary benefits of temporary environments and dynamic environments?

A Roost.ai ephemeral environment is a short-lived or “temporary environment” that is designed to last for the duration of its functional use and then automatically disappears. With transparent and intelligent controls, Roost ephemeral environments automate away laborious tasks and frees up devs from writing custom scripts for testing.

A traditional test environment is a static and stale replica of production. Because of this, most testing sites make it impossible for efficient testing to occur when dealing with modern complex architectures such as containers, micro services and cloud-native applications. Roost.ai automatically scans code repositories and dynamically creates an ephemeral environment that is a full stack testing environment of the latest production environment. It is custom-built for a specific code change, and designed to replace static staging environments.

How can an ephemeral environment from Roost.ai help push code changes to the production environment faster?
The Roost platform replaces traditional static staging environments speeding up release cycles. The platform replicates the complete production environment and is designed to automatically test code changes, builds, and updates to ensure changes work exactly as expected before merge.
Why are automated ephemeral environments important?

Roost.ai makes your DevOps process less complicated by automating laborious and repetitive tasks. Testing Infrastructure is handled automatically & transparently and full-stack pre-production environments are created on demand. This ensures your code works all the way through to production.

How easy is it for the Roost.ai platform to create ephemeral environments?

With the Roost.ai Platform, developers create a short-term ephemeral environment with just one click, or automatically, or upon pull request. Developers instantly get a full stack testing environment, custom-built for a specific code change and designed to replace static staging environments, whenever needed. 

What is the Purpose of an Ephemeral DevOps Environment?

A devops ephemeral environment aims to increase automation and allowing review and tests cycles to happen earlier in the release cycle, thereby increasing communication between the development and product teams. In this DevOps environment, every release is committed in an automated fashion, enabling the rapid building, testing, and deployment of every development project.