Why is testing and developing on your production network so problematic? When you consider how much is at stake on your network, downtime becomes a very real possibility. The variables of new applications, load testing and other processes threaten uptime around the clock. At any time, your system could buckle under the weight of a new application and you could face serious financial loss.
When it comes to application development, the constant need for storage upgrades and user management means big expenditures to change your current infrastructure and hardware. It’s neither cost- nor time-effective to append your hardware resources for the testing development process. There are other methods for application development and testing that do not threaten ongoing business and do not require additional hardware resources for testing.
How Infrastructure as a Service brings flexibility and cost savings to your application development workflow
When you test your applications, you ideally want to test them in the environment in which it will ultimately live, but there are limitations and downsides of using your own production network for testing. When using Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), you’ll use a network environment that is identical to yours without the stress of actually relying on it. Virtualization means provisioning is a breeze, and the ability to tweak your cloud environment at any time puts you in control.
With changing storage and computing resources, being able to scale on demand is a must. Meridian IaaS allows your infrastructure to change with the needs of your organization.
Flexibility isn’t always about scaling up, adding more features, and subsequently paying more. If you need less, you’ll pay less, and your development can stay on track. Being in the cloud also means you don’t have to worry about the cost and upheaval of hardware.
Incremental updates to your application and network takes manpower, and when time is of the essence, having a dedicated support team to maintain your test environment is ideal. Meridian’s IaaS lets you automate testing and development processes so your engineers can focus on what they do best – building amazing applications.
When it comes to choosing a technology partner, you need to trust that they will not only implement around your needs, but also provide the support you need to be productive day and night. Meridian IT provisions robust and secure systems hosted in world-class data centers. These systems are proactively monitored and managed 24/7/365 by Meridian IT's Global Support Center. Whether your current systems are at end of life, you’re looking for more flexibility in your infrastructure, or a change in your organization is prompting a new strategy, Infrastructure as a Service brings complete control and adaptability to your workflow.
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