An ephemeral environment is a short-lived, encapsulated deployment of an application. Ephemeral environments provide robust, on-demand platforms for running tests, previewing features, and collaborating asynchronously across teams.
The only way I can confidently UAT a new feature for a complex application is with isolated ephemeral environments.
Marc Campbell - CTO @ Replicated
Ephemeral environments and local reproducibility of changes is an essential ingredient for team collaboration and an efficient dev&test feedback loop.
Waldemar Hummer - CTO @ LocalStack
If all of your environments, from local to production, aren't ephemeral, you are doing it wrong.
James Lindenbaum - Co-founder @ Heroku
Iterating on our infrastructure is a critical part to our application development. The best way to test those changes safely is by using ephemeral environments.
Peter Norton - SRE @ Netlify
Ephemeral environments are key in continuous delivery. Being able to test every code change in isolation is invaluable.
Jordan Patterson - CTO @ Kanary
When developing software, bugs are an eventuality. We use ephemeral environments to isolate their blast radius.
David Aronchick - Google, Microsoft
Ephemeral environments allowed us to keep increasing velocity without sacrificing quality. We've been doing it for 5 years now.
Dmitri Lerko - Head Infra @ Loveholidays
Creating an on-demand isolated environment saves hours, or sometimes days, of waiting for the environment to be prepared and accelerates deployment.
Sergey Buciuscan - Senior SDET @ Vivun
These guides will walk you through the process of preparing your organization for ephemeral environments. They cover FAQs, useful features, and common challenges that come into play when getting started with environments.
This resource is for developers, product, and QA teams who build cloud products. This information is sourced from interviews with DevOps practitioners and members from large organizations who use ephemeral environments to optimize their workflow.
EphemeralEnvironments.io is for organizations who want to begin using ephemeral environments, or who are at the early stages of implementation.
We offer a series of guides to assist your team with implementing ephemeral environments from the ground up, and any steps or features that may be involved.
We're engineers at Shipyard, a company that helps you and your team use ephemeral environments. We build our product entirely using ephemeral environments and are big advocates for the productivity and convenience delivered by these automated staging environments.