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What is an IT & Test Environment Mesh

SEP, 2023

by Jane Temov.

 

Author Jane Temov

Jane Temov is an IT Environments Evangelist at Enov8, specializing in IT and Test Environment Management, Test Data Management, Data Security, Disaster Recovery, Release Management, Service Resilience, Configuration Management, DevOps, and Infrastructure/Cloud Migration. Jane is passionate about helping organizations optimize their IT environments for maximum efficiency.

In the ever-evolving realm of IT and software development, organizations are continually faced with the dual challenge of compliance and agility. Much like the “Data Mesh” concept, which has gained prominence in the world of data management, organizations must adhere to strict regulatory standards while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing market demands. 

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Definition: What is an IT Environment Mesh

An IT Environment Mesh is a comprehensive approach to managing IT systems and testing environments within an organization. It divides the IT landscape into specific domains, such as development, testing, and production, and uses flexible, container-based architecture. It encourages infrastructure as code, self-service provisioning, and integrates with testing tools. The Mesh offers predefined templates, monitoring, security, and compliance, optimizing resource use, speeding up development, enhancing collaboration, and ensuring regulatory adherence.

The IT & Test Environment Dilemma

Effective management of IT and test environments is a paramount concern for IT organizations. Weak test environment management can lead to a cascade of challenges, including system outages, delivery disruptions, and a mismatch between environments and development needs. Manual and slow IT environment operations can result in project delays and budget overruns. The solution to these issues lies in proactive management, operational standardization, and automated orchestration.

Enter Enov8 Environment Manager

Enov8’s Environment Manager, powered by Enov8, offers a robust platform that simplifies and enhances the management of IT and test environments. At its core is the Extensible Engine—a central hub that facilitates collaboration among different parts of the platform. It encompasses modules for environment IT architecture, service efficiency, streamlined operations, and analytics, making it a comprehensive solution that transforms how organizations navigate the delicate balance between compliance and agility.

Upper Environments and Compliance

In the upper environment landscape, which includes staging and production environments, compliance is of paramount importance. Enov8 Environment Manager contributes significantly in this context:

  • Standardization: The platform promotes standardization across upper environments, ensuring that compliance regulations are consistently met.

  • Automated Compliance Checks: It offers automated compliance checks and real-time monitoring, enabling quick identification and resolution of compliance breaches.

  • Traceability: With version-controlled infrastructure configurations and detailed environment records, organizations can easily meet compliance audit requirements.

Lower Environments and Agility

In lower environments—development and testing environments—the focus is on agility. Enov8 Environment Manager maintains this agility while adhering to compliance needs:

  • Self-Service Provisioning: Teams can provision and manage their lower environments independently, speeding up development cycles.

  • Environment as Code (IaC): Embracing IaC principles, the platform allows for rapid environment creation and teardown, ensuring agility and reproducibility.

  • Collaboration: The platform fosters collaboration between development and testing teams, enabling rigorous testing before applications reach upper environments.

The Symbiotic Relationship

One of the remarkable aspects of Enov8 Environment Manager, brought to you by Enov8, is its ability to harmoniously balance compliance and agility. By encouraging continuous improvement and optimizing resource allocation, it enables organizations to meet compliance requirements without sacrificing agility—an achievement that positions Enov8 as a leader in the industry.

Why Choose Enov8 Environment Manager?

Enov8 Environment Manager, backed by Enov8, offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Cost Efficiency: It optimizes IT environment infrastructure, licensing, and services, resulting in reduced costs.

  • Velocity: The platform enhances productivity and streamlines project delivery through improved environment orchestration.

  • Resilience: It ensures higher resilience, availability, and continuity of IT and testing environments.

  • Quality Compliance: By providing timely and fit-for-purpose testing environments, it improves software quality.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Enov8 Environment Manager, delivered by Enov8, is a powerful ally in the quest for a harmonious blend of compliance and agility. It empowers organizations to excel in both upper and lower environments, ensuring that they meet regulatory standards while staying agile and responsive to changing market dynamics. With Enov8 Environment Manager, organizations can look forward to streamlined operations, cost savings, and a competitive edge in the ever-evolving world of IT and software development. Embrace Enov8 Environment Manager and experience a new era of compliance and agility.

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