Smart Foundry uses the Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure platform to power, secure and orchestrate DevTest environments across on-premise, private, and public clouds to provide a cloud-like experience. It allows DevTest teams to better manage budgets and service level agreements, according to Mehta.
Smart Foundry also includes the Plutora value stream management platform that offers complete visibility into the entire, end-to-end application delivery process in heterogeneous enterprise software delivery pipelines.
“Several large companies are excited with this and some have already launched a proof of concept (POC) trials using the service,” said Behanan.
Testing Flexibility for a Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Most financial services companies have not embraced a cloud-first strategy, according to Mehta.
“They want a platform that spans their on-premise and cloud services to deliver digital banking and insurance,” he said. “To bring those new apps and services to market quickly, companies need to attract the best developer talent, so they need a multicloud solution that is plug and play with new development tools.”
Available first to financial services and insurance companies, Smart Foundry has been built pre-integrated with 65 use cases.
Behanan pointed to an article he wrote for the Continuous Testing Report 2020. “It explains how test environments should be regarded not as unchanging entities to be nurtured, but as functions in the test cycle to be spun up and destroyed at will,” he said.
Capgemini knows how to deliver big projects and to manage risk, said Mehta.
“This is not just an automated, intelligent, pre-packaged and certified engineering solution for hybrid and multicloud environments,” Mehta said. “Capgemini is leveraging its deep domain experience to build industry-specific solutions to address functional and non-functional testing requirements.”
“As a multicloud solution, one of the key outcomes I foresee with this service will be that our financial services customers won’t get stuck with one cloud,” Behanan said.
“We’ve already calculated that Smart Foundry can accelerate time-to-market by as much as 60%, lower costs by up to 40%, and reduce environment-related defects and provisioning delays by as much as 80%.”
Smart Foundry provides a template for how three services and infrastructure companies can come together to accelerate application deployments. Behanan said that while the initial rollout is designed for financial services, versions for other industry sectors will be available soon.