Boost Velocity and Optimize Efficiency for Your Testing Environments

Execute better software tests at scale with continuously managed templates for your unique testing environments.

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Are Your Software Testing Environments Holding You Back?

Manual provisioning for testing environments leads to performance issues, wasted cloud costs, and extended release timelines.

Quali Torque automates testing environments to optimize performance, productivity, and costs.

Improve Software Quality

Execute all tests from reusable templates for environments that are monitored and updated continuously to reconcile drift, correct failures, and maintain production conditions at scale.

Accelerate Testing Stages

Eliminate provisioning delays with secure self-service access for your teams to deploy environments and operate cloud infrastructure pre-configured to support their unique testing conditions on-demand.

Eliminate Cloud Waste

Monitor cloud costs based on real-time deployments by user, team, and function and set custom policies to prevent over-sized and idle resources that waste budget.

So, How Does it Work?

Scalable Testing Environments

Eliminate provisioning delays for testing environments. Quali Torque imports your IaC and other infrastructure resources to create reusable definitions of testing environments that you can deploy repeatedly and maintain continuously, so you never need to provision those environments again.

Continuous Optimization

Maintain production conditions at scale. Quali Torque monitors the state of the cloud configurations in your testing environments and automatically notifies admins about drift or other unexpected changes, enabling your teams to resolve issues with a single click.

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Secure Self-Service Access

Empower testing teams to move faster without sacrificing control or governance. Quali Torque provides testers access to deploy testing environments based on your templates on-demand, with role-based permissions controls preventing unauthorized changes to configurations and custom governance policies denying deployment of anything that violates your cloud standards.

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Seamless Cloud Governance

Allow your teams deploy testing environments that meet your standards while denying anything that does not. Deploying environments via Quali Torque allows you to set rules for how infrastructure is configured or run. Custom policies allow you to deny deployments based on technologies, configurations, or expected costs, while workflows automate the launch and shutdown of cloud resources to align costs with your testing team’s operational needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. Quali Torque supports Infrastructure as Code tools. Our platform connects directly to GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, and other Git repositories to automatically discover and leverage Infrastructure as Code modules. We support IaC tools like Terraform and AWS CloudFormation, infrastructure automation tools like Ansible and Quali CloudShell, and container tools like Helm and native Kubernetes.

Once discovered, Quali Torque imports the infrastructure configurations defined in those modules as inputs in a YAML file that defines the dependencies and the outputs needed to support a specific workload. Quali Torque can then deploy those environments repeatedly, maintain configurations continuously, automate deployment and shutdown based on custom schedules, and set governance policies to deny deployment of any environment that violates their rules.

Think of Quali Torque as the orchestration and deployment layer for demo or POC environments based on Infrastructure as Code.

Self-service access is based on user permission. Administrators, who are typically the DevOps engineers responsible for provisioning testing environments, can publish and approved template to Quali Torque’s native self-service catalog, where users can deploy them on demand. Integrations also allow access to approved testing environments directly within CI/CD or IDP tools that testers rely on.

Since Quali Torque manages the environment definition, it enforces role-based permissions for editing those definitions. Only administrators can modify infrastructure configurations, while users only have access to deploy environments.

Torque also manages and encrypts all secrets for your cloud infrastructure, including account credentials, certificates, and keys. This allows your teams to distribute access to run infrastructure without leaking secrets publicly.

Admins can also set custom policies in Torque. For example, setting a policy to prohibit a specific cloud service or platform will deny the deployment of any environment containing the service or platform listed in the policy. This prevents misconfiguration from DevOps team members with admin access as well.

Quali Torque orchestrates and deploys testing environments based on the configurations defined in the template. This allows admins to set schedules that automate the deployment and termination of cloud infrastructure supporting those environments.

Admins can set a workflow to deploy all AWS and Azure cloud VMs supporting a testing team at the beginning of the workday, then terminate those VMs at the end of the workday. This ensures uptime as soon as testing teams begin their day, while also preventing unnecessary cloud costs for testing environments that are left running overnight or over a weekend.

If a tester or developer needs to run an environment beyond those hours, the UI allows them to delay the enforcement of the workflow and ensure uptime up to a maximum duration, based on a pick-list managed by admins.

Additional customization allows admins to further refine cloud cost optimization by identifying and preventing the deployment of cloud resources for inactive teams. This allows testing teams to align cloud costs with actual testing needs.

Testers and developers are free to deploy and operate infrastructure based on configurations that the DevOps or IT administrators approve. Custom governance policies and role-based permissions prevent the risk of misconfigurations or other unapproved deployments.

This extends to day-2 actions on cloud resources. If a testing team needs to restart, connect, or temporarily shutdown cloud resources, Quali Torque provides a self-service UI to perform those actions.

This eliminates the need to submit a ticket for those basic actions, while eliminating the risk of noncompliant deployments based on Torque’s support for custom governance policies.

All testing environments are based on a reusable template defining the dependencies between infrastructure, services, and other inputs required to support the test–ensuring¬†that every test deployed from that template reflects the same configurations.

To maintain quality, Quali Torque automatically monitors the state of the infrastructure configurations in each template and notifies admins about drift or other unexpected changes that can disrupt performance.

Admins can then push updates to de-bug or reconcile drift in a live environment, without shutting down or re-starting that environment.

At scale, this means testing teams no longer need to provision an environment for every test, while ensuring that the environment is up to date with the latest requirements.

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