Implementing a highly secure and compliant Cloud/Container infrastructure is far from a solved problem, even with today’s automation tools, IaC, and scripting languages. The management of resources, scripts and code gets complicated over time and makes the process error-prone and slow. KansoCloud has taken a different approach where machines can convert human intent and high level declarative specification in terms of product architecture, scale, security, compliance and auto-generate all the code, resources required for a fully compliant Cloud/Container infrastructures.
Automation of end-to-end build, deployment and application test automation processes become critical to ensure the tested components and dependencies make their way to production in a repeatable and reliable manner. A well orchestrated Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline plays a critical role in ensuring the successful movement of code through automated testing cycles and through environments. Implementing CI best practices to manage software Infrastructure, Application Delivery & Test Automation development requires a heavier lift with changes to organization culture in addition to appropriate skill sets. More importantly, it takes time to adapt and internalize the culture within an organization. In our opinion, the first step in this journey should be to establish CD pipelines that can start with unit tested software and push it through deployment, verification and automated testing cycles.
In our experience, developing and maintaining a test automation framework provides a better long-term ROI compared to supporting manual testing processes for applications. While setting up the initial framework and automation will take additional effort and time upfront, it is completely worth it based on the reliability and savings they offer over time by supporting multiple release cycles with incremental additional effort.
Our test automation methodology aims to maximize the success of building and adopting automated testing by making the test development process an integral part of the product lifecycle. Our goal is to achieve the following major outcomes:
Our test automation methodology maximize the success of building and adopting automated testing processes by making the test development process an integral part of the product development life cycle to accomplish the following outcomes:
Test execution visibility assitsin troubleshooting failures quickly and accelerates the feedback loop back to developers improving the overall application delivery lifecycle.
Modern operations organizations are expected to either undertake proactive preventive action to address potential issues or support automated remediation of issues with little or no human intervention. There are two philosophies when it comes to detecting and remediating issues within an operational infrastructure.
Detect issues “as soon” as they occur and then execute appropriate remediation blueprints
Monitor for symptoms that can lead to known issues, provide recommendations for remediation before the issue can occur
Instead of waiting for issues to occur and then detect them for further remediation, we utilize industry leading tools to identify problematic patterns as they occur so that operations teams can stay ahead so we can stay ahead of issues and take remedial action. These tools are based on Machine Learning techniques that can analyze application behavior and constantly evaluate remediation efficacy to improve the overall operational environment.
Re-Architect & Modernize monolithic and custom applications to use Cloud Native services and based on the three key pillars of:
Transforming legacy or cloud based monolithic applications to a modern microservices based architecture requires deliberate assessment and execution. We will conduct a thorough assessment of your current application code base and formulate a strategy to transform it into a modern digital platform based on the three key pillars of Agility, Security & Compliance and Reliability. This transformation strategy will include a low cost, low risk proposition to make incremental updates to the application. We will also ensure these changes will align with the long term application strategy for the application.
Our Application assessment will include: