Enov8 Resources

Learn about our products, solutions and best practices across environments, data & release.

Enov8 Videos

EM Introduction

EM Tool Demo

TDM Tool Demo

EM Taster Video

TDM Introduction

Who is Enov8? CIO Interview

Data Sheets

Environment & Release Manager

Better understand & manage your complex IT environments, systems & releases through a centralised portal. Understand the Who, What, Why & How.

Test Data Manager (aka DCS)

DevSecOps your Data and Risks. A holistic test data management and data compliance suite (DCS) framework.

Virtualize Me (aka vME)

DevOps that Data! Rapidly spin up “fully functioning” development & test databases in seconds.

Visuals & InfoGraphics

Continuous Insights

Value Stream! Accelerate Delivery & Improve Stability by implementing continuous insights across your IT delivery chain.

Use Enov8 Information walls to configure real-time dashboards that drive improvement across Environment, Release, Data, DevOps, Security, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Disaster Recovery (DR) and your Compliance & Audit endeavours.

The EMMi

The enov8 “Environment Management Maturity Index” (EMMi) is a capability assessment used to understand an organizations IT & Test Environment Management Maturity.

The 8 dimensions are: Knowledge, Planning & Coordination, Demand Management, Service Management, Orchestration (inc Automation) across Applications, Data and Infrastructure and TEM Status Accounting & Reporting.

TEM Infographic

The enov8 Test Environment Management (TEM) Infographic. Simple vizualisation of key challenges, dimensions, statistics and benefits related to TEM.

TEM Use Case

The enov8 holistic IT & Test Environment Management Use Case, showing the key workflows and actors involved in a complete TEM solution

The Taxonomy of SAFe

In the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the Agile Release Train(ART) is a long-lived piece of work, usually around 12 months, focused on one or more value streams.

The ART is delivered in Program Increments (PI). PIs provide a development timebox (often 12 weeks) to facilitate planning and ultimately delivery of a piece of work (one or more work items).

PI’s are broken into sprints, usually about 5 of them. Each lasting 2 weeks & delivering certain backlogged features.

The Implementation Plan (aka Deployment Plan) is responsible for controlling deployment day activity. Implementation plan are usually driven at Sprint and/or PI Level.

Deployment Tasks may be a mix of manual tasks, automated tasks or hybrid. These ultimately resulted in the Release Unit being deployed to the Production Environment.

The Taxonomy of ERM

In ERM (Enterprise Release Management), the Enterprise Release Master Plan (schedule) is responsible for aligning your participant projects. Cadence is controlled by primary Milestones & Gates. Typically, 6-12 weeks.

Projects, working in parallel, track themselves to this schedule and hopefully each team has a similar cadence and finishing time.

The Implementation Plan (aka Deployment Plan) is responsible for controlling deployment day activity. Implementation plan are usually driven at Project Level and/or the Enterprise Release Level.

Deployment Tasks may be a mix of manual tasks, automated tasks or hybrid. These ultimately resulted in the Release Unit being deployed to the Production Environment.

Holistic TDM

A framework that describes the broader needs of Test Data Management (TDM). There is a lot more to TDM than simply Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) and you need to consider the data consumers as much as those doing the provisioning. In a nutshell you should be creating Test Data Management frameworks that support Requirements, Data Profiling, Data Masking, Data Fabrication, Data Provisioning, Data Mining, Reservation and of course Status Accounting & Compliance Reporting.

Sea of Data, Mountains of Risk

Ever wondered how important PII Data Compliance really is. Well here are four key statistics to get you thinking. (1) 70% of Security breaches are internal. So make sure you secure that test data. (2) 65% of breaches are estimated to be undetected. (3) 12% is estimated loss of brand damage. So for any fortune 500 company that is at least a few billion. (4) 4% of Revenue, the cost of a Data breach according to GDPR regulations.

TEM 8

Eight Key Considerations when implementing Test Environment Management:

1 Environment Architecture & Modelling
2 Booking & Usage Management
3 Event Planning & Coordination
4 Deployment & Release Management
5 Environment Health Checks
6 Automated & Standardised Operations
7 Risk Discovery & Data Securitization
8 End to End Environment Insights

Innovate with Enov8 Test Environment Manager.

TDM 8

Eight Key Considerations when implementing Test Data Management:

1 Understand your Platform Data & PII Risks
2 Mask or Encrypt your Sensitive Data
3 Check your Compliant with Privacy Regulations
4 Rapidly Deploy across your Dev & Test Environments
5 Codify & Standardise DataOps
6 Easily Find “Fit for Purpose” Test Data
7 Avoid Conflict. Allow Teams to Book Data
8 Deliver Insights for Engineers & Stakeholders

Innovate with Enov8 Test Data Manager.

Data Validation

Data validation is a critical aspect encompassing quality, security & compliance in organizations. However, it presents certain challenges. These include (1) managing multiple databases, (2) dealing with outdated data, (3) time-consuming processes, (4) fragmented data sources, (5) lack of automated tools, skills and expertise, senior stakeholder engagement, and proving immediate ROI. To address these challenges, organizations should focus on developing an enterprise-wide strategy for data validation, encompassing both quality and security measures. Leveraging cloud technology can ensure seamless access to test data while integrating automated validation processes with CI/CD pipelines. By prioritizing these efforts, organizations can enhance data quality, bolster security, and drive better outcomes in their operations.

Enov8 EM Platform Infographic

The Enov8 EM Platform streamlines and optimizes environment management processes, empowering organizations to govern, automate, and gain valuable IT insights. The Extensible Engine at its core acts as a central hub, enabling seamless integration and collaboration among the platform’s components: Architecture, Service, Operations & Analytics. And delivering on Governance, Compliance & Automation Objectives.

 

Case Studies

Worlds Largest Logistics Company – Non Prod Environment Streamlining!

The Global Logistics operator, faced challenges in managing and scheduling test environments for its software development life cycle.

Fortune 1000 Health Company – Efficiency through ERM!

Fortune 1000, Healthcare Company, faced significant challenges in coordinating its complex release management process.

Global Bank – Embracing DataOps with Enov8 TDM

Despite its adoption of DevOps and other Agile methodologies, its lack of fast, on-demand access to realistic and secure test data prevented the rapid time-to-market it needed.

Worlds Largest Logistics Company – Non Prod Environment Streamlining!

The Global Logistics operator, faced challenges in managing and scheduling test environments for its software development life cycle.

Fortune 1000 Health Company – Efficiency through ERM! 

Fortune 1000, Healthcare Company, faced significant challenges in coordinating its complex release management process.

Global Bank – Embracing DataOps with Enov8 TDM

Despite its adoption of DevOps and other Agile methodologies, its lack of fast, on-demand access to realistic and secure test data prevented the rapid time-to-market it needed.

Large financial institution saves tens of millions per annum.

At the time of engagement, this large financial institution was running hundreds of major IT programs per year that crossed thousands of Systems and Business Processes using bespoke tools and spreadsheets.

Large Utility Organisation deliverying Agile Enterprise Releases.

Large utility uses enov8 to improve pipeline visibility, release planning and streamline deployments through embracement of enov8 Release Manager.

Large Bank benefits from Holistic Test Data Management.

In collaboration with Enov8, the bank implemented a Holistic Test Data Management Framework to cover all aspects of Test Data Management.

Large financial institution saves tens of millions per annum.

At the time of engagement, this large financial institution was running hundreds of major IT programs per year that crossed thousands of Systems and Business Processes using bespoke tools and spreadsheets.

Large Utility Organisation delivering Agile Enterprise Releases.

Large utility uses enov8 to improve pipeline visibility, release planning and streamline deployments through embracement of enov8 Release Manager.

Large Bank benefits from Holistic Test Data Management.

In collaboration with Enov8, the bank implemented a Holistic Test Data Management Framework to cover all aspects of Test Data Management.

White Papers

IDC Vendor Spotlight: Enov8 “Enterprise Intelligence”

IDC’s Enov8 vendor spotlight, exploring the process of digital transformation in the context of test environment management and the use of CI/CD tools to manage and automate processes of large enterprises.

CIO Review – Most Promising Data Security Solution Providers

CIO Review discusses the most promising Data Security Solution Providers including Enov8. Read the article on Enov8 “Eliminating the Complexity of Understanding and Managing your IT Environments and Data”

CIO Review – 20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers

CIO Review discusses the most promising DevOps Solution Providers including Enov8. Read the article on Enov8 “Enterprise Intelligence for DevOps at Scale”.