The Benefits of Test Environment Management
A mature approach to Test Environment Management enables organizations to speed up their project and release schedules by up to 25%, reduce infrastructure costs by 10-20% and increase test productivity by up to 40%.
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End-to-end visibility of IT systems, connections, and operations.
Test environment management can help to ensure that all stakeholders have access to accurate and up-to-date information about the IT systems under development or testing. This can help to avoid problems caused by outdated or incorrect data.
Shorter Development & Test Cycles
The ability to test more frequently and earlier in the development process can lead to shorter development cycles overall. By finding and fixing errors early, you can avoid the need for major overhauls later on.
The test environment set-up and service costs will be lower.
One of the benefits of Test Environment Management is that it can lower test environment set-up and service costs. By having a process in place to manage your non-production environments, you can save time and money on setting up and maintaining test environments.
Faster test environment provisioning.
Test environment management tools help to automate and speed up the process of provisioning test environments. This means that organizations can respond more quickly to changes and opportunities, and get their products to market faster.
Greater coordination and control of change.
Test Environments should be managed to have greater coordination and control of change. By managing Test Environments, organizations can avoid potential collisions between changes and/or deployments that could result in Test Environments being unavailable or non-functional.
Defined and measurable outcomes.
Test environment management can provide your organization with defined and measurable outcomes. By having a well-managed test environment, you can ensure that your development and testing teams have the resources they need to do their jobs effectively. Additionally, you can avoid the cost and risks associated with managing multiple environments manually.
Reduced disruption across development & test.
Test environment management can help reduce disruptions across the development process by providing a consistent testing platform. This can help ensure that projects stay on track and that quality assurance testing is more effective.
Standardized & streamlined release operations
When it comes to Test and Non-Production Environments, standardized and streamlined release operations are a key benefit to better management. By having defined and repeatable processes in place, organizations can improve efficiencies while reducing the risk of errors. Additionally, this can help to speed up the overall process, as well as improve communication between teams.
Quicker time to market
Time to market is the measure of how long it takes from when a product idea is conceived to when that product is available for sale. A shorter time to market can give a company a competitive advantage because it allows them to get their products out before their competitors. Test environment management can help reduce the time to market by providing a more efficient way to test products before they are released. Test environment management can also help reduce the cost of testing by providing a more efficient way to use resources.