Gartner Research

Optimize Preproduction Environments for DevOps

Published: 18 January 2018

ID: G00345867

Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy , Terrence Cosgrove


As organizations adopt DevOps, it is important to support automated provisioning of preproduction environments and reduce the need to repeat tests because an environment "doesn't match production." This research is for application leaders shifting to DevOps practices to improve release velocity.

Table Of Contents


  • The Purpose of Environments
  • Establish at Minimum Distinct Integration and Test Environments
  • Reduce the Need for Additional Environments
    • Don't Forget Test Data
  • Assess the Impact of Cloud and Automation
    • Testing in Production
    • Containers

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