Co-Authored with Dan Sheppard, Product Manager, Rackspace
With test driven development, continuous integration/continuous deployment and devops practices now the norm, most organizations understand the importance of testing their applications.
But what about the cloud those applications are going to live on? Too many companies miss this critical step, leading to gaps in their operations, which can lead to production issues, API outages, inability to upgrade, problems when trying to upgrade and general instability of the cloud.
It all begs the question: “Do you even test?”
At Rackspace, our industry leading support teams use a proactive approach to operations, and that begins with detailed and comprehensive testing, so that not only your applications but your cloud is ready for your production workload.
For Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat, we collaborate closely with Red Hat; we test the upstream OpenStack code as well as the open sourced projects we leverage for our deployment, such as Ceph and Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director. This is done in a variety of ways, like sharing test cases upstream with the community via Tempest, creating and tracking bugs, and creating bug fixes upstream.