🌍  Managing multiple project environments with Cloud APIM Serverless πŸš€

🌍 Managing multiple project environments with Cloud APIM Serverless πŸš€

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In modern software development, maintaining separate environments is essential for ensuring quality and stability.

Cloud APIM Serverless uses the power of GitOps to help with the management of these environments, making it easy to link different environments to specific Git branches.

We will see through this article what environments are used for and how to use them.

🌍 Why using Multiple Environments ?

Using multiple environments allows you to:

  • Test changes safely : Validate new features and bug fixes in a controlled environment before they reach production.

  • Ensure stability : Isolate production from development and testing activities to minimize the risk of introducing bugs.

  • Facilitate collaboration : Enable different teams to work simultaneously without interfering with each other’s work.

πŸš€ Set up multiple project Environments

  1. Create Separate Git Branches:

    • Start by creating separate branches for each environment in your Git repository, such as development, staging, and production.

    • Ensure that each branch reflects the state of its respective environment.

  2. Configure Environments in Cloud APIM Serverless:

    • Log in to your Cloud APIM Serverless dashboard.

    • Navigate to the "Projects" section and select your project.

    • Click on "Environments" and add new environments for staging, and production. You can name it as you wish.

    • At the creation of your project, a default ' sandbox ' environment is created. It's a dev environment, you can link it to your development branch.

  3. Link Git Branches to Environments:

    • For each environment, configure the corresponding Git branch:

      • Select the environment (e.g. production).

      • Link the environment to the production branch of your Git repository.

      • Repeat this process for all your environments, linking them to their respective branches.

🌟 Benefits of using Separated Environments

  • Isolation of Changes : Separated environments allow you to test new features, updates, or fixes in isolation without affecting the live production environment.

    This isolation helps catching bugs and issues early, reducing the risk of introducing problems into the production environment.

  • Risk Mitigation : By separating environments, you minimize the impact of potential disruptions.

    Issues encountered in the development or staging environment can be resolved without affecting end users, thus maintaining the stability and reliability of the production environment.

  • Security : Using separated environments also help maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements by ensuring that sensitive data is only used in appropriate environments.

    They also enhance security by restricting access to production data and systems, reducing the risk of unauthorized changes or data breaches.

πŸŽ‰ Conclusion

Managing multiple environments using Git branches in Cloud APIM Serverless enhances your development workflow, ensuring a smooth and reliable path from development to production.

By leveraging GitOps practices, you can automate deployments, maintain consistency, and streamline collaboration across your team.

Start integrating multiple environments in your Cloud APIM Serverless project today and experience the benefits of a robust, efficient, and scalable API management solution.

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