KEY FEATURES OF OUR TEST ENVIRONMENT BOOKING SYSTEM
Create a Test Environment


Create a new environment on tebs by first creating the server, the environment instance and then book out the environment, the booking becomes visible immediately across chart and booking calendar.
Tebs is purpose built


No need for convoluted and cumbersome spreadsheets, or other basic resource management tools, captures the fundamentals of booking and managing the usage of a test, development, pre-production or even production environments.
Tebs as a CMDB


Capturing Configuration Items such as IP Address, server location, disk space allocated, memory and CPU’s allocated and can simply be used to hold information on servers, computers, devices, technology assets etc.
Private cloud installation


Installed on your own private cloud and customised to connect directly to any existing CMDB, Service Management Systems or automated deployment tools.
Master user account


10 User accounts to include a master, super and standard user accounts.
Licensing


Life time licensing for private installations, annual license paid monthly or annually. User can cancel subscription by providing a four weeks’ notice, sent by email to support@testenvironmentsmanagement.com with a subject heading of “Cancel tebs”.
Test Environment Management. (TEM)

“We have exciting news, we have now revamped our test environments booking system (tebs) based on feedback from the hundreds of companies who provided feedback on tebs.”

Features list - tebs (test environment booking system) version 2.1 now integrated with Atlassian Bamboo (New) – leading automated code deployment tool.

  • tebs is automatically updated with all Bamboo deployments/build version information on all test, development and preproduction environments.
  • Full log file report of all Bamboo deployments to environments in tebs, available as a pdf.
  • Full history of all upgrades to all environments available in real time in tebs, updated automatically by Bamboo.
  • New environments automatically created in tebs, once code is deployed to it.
  • Export information on environments to include booking information to an excel spreadsheet.
  • Import into tebs from an excel spreadsheet of information on all environments.
  • Single source of truth on build versions etc on all environments, no more confusion, no more guessing, instils confidence that you are testing your application on the correct code level which is one of the main reasons for so many software bugs.
  • And many more features such as calendar view of environment bookings, data conversion, data encryption and desensitisation tool - converts up to 10,000 records in less than 90 seconds in dynamic memory. Data to be used for development and testing as due to data privacy/protection acts, it is illegal to test with sensitive data like customers real details for certain applications.
  • tebs as a CMDB, also serves as a repository of all information on a Test Environment/Virtual Host Server, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Hand Held Devices etc to include Host Server Names, Hardware Type, Operating System, IP Address and Interfaces, Application Details etc.
  • 7 Day free trial on signing up, monthly and annual subscription now available. Option to also install tebs on a local server (life time license with free updates).
ROI/Value for money

On average a support personnel could spend about 15 to 20 hours a week (depending on the actual number of active projects and number of environments in use) on capturing, tracking and updating build information on environments in a spreadsheet etc, which is 80 hours a month and 960 hours a year. Subscribing to tebs or purchasing the life time license with free yearly updates, negates this need to spend this amount of time on tracking what test environment is at which build level, a serious source of concern in most corporate organisations.

  • On estimate 960 hours @ $50.00 = $48,000.00 spent only on tracking and updating build information on environments, tebs version 2.1 manages and captures all such information from Atlassian Bamboo in real time.
  • According to Gartner, “The cost of fixing defects ranges from a low of approximately $70 (cost to fix a defect at the requirements phase) to a high of $14,000 (cost to fix a defect in production) Source


Other relevant stats

Up to 28% of the overall IT budget of an organisation based on studies put together by Capgemini and HP (2013) is spent on maintaining permanent Test or Development Environments. Source

“In the recent World Quality Report by Capgemini, 55 per cent of senior execs viewed their organizations as lacking the in-house skills to configure and manage test environments” Source
A THREE STEP APPROACH TO PROVIDING YOU WITH A TAILORED TEST ENVIRONMENTS MANAGEMENT SERVICE
1. Environments Management Strategy
We first establish your Long Term Environments Management Strategy guided by ITIL principles, best practise, cost savings and ROI. Ensure that the strategy is alligned to your existing standards across architecture/solution design, infrastructure procurement, virtualisation, cloud computing, test data management and capacity planning etc.
2. Requirements Gathering
Also working with you, we now establish your exact immediate requirements as well as possible future requirements for test/dev/preproduction environments based on your full project schedule or portfolio at present and across whatever is planned for the future. We also establish at this stage test environment support and environments management resources required to support the size of your Test, Development and Pre-production IT estate. We also define and agree on the approach to be used to change the scope of the requirements, if necessary.
3. Implementation
Based on the established environments management strategy and in response to the given requirements. We can provide immediate access to virtualised or cloud based test environments ready for your application specialists to install your applications, databases, middleware etc and configure it for testing, our test environments booking/management system (TEBS) installed on your servers, data masking tool, various tailored environments managememt templates and a highly experienced Environments Management Consultant to assist with the initial setting up and available to you for as long as you require the service. We can also provide training, test environments support service, automation tools, capacity planning etc.
We also provide an end to end test environment management consultancy service, tailored to your needs!
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