Case Studies

Written by UpGuard's experts and contributors, these resources are provided for free in .PDF format.

Configuration Testing for Build Agents

Configuration Testing for Build Agents

The team at VersionOne needed to be able to test thousands of builds per release. With a Jenkins and Chocolatey pipeline they could generate the builds quickly but had lost visibility into the configuration of each.

UpGuard gave them the visibility to spot differences between build agents and successfully automate their build process.

Containerizing Apache with Docker

Containerizing Apache with Docker

A financial services provider started using UpGuard to keep an eye on Apache servers that had grown difficult to maintain. With visiblity from UpGuard they were able to roll back configuration drift, putting them in a position to increase build consistency by containerizing resources.

UpGuard provides native support for Docker and let them make a sizable change to their pipeline with a safety net.

How To Migrate a Data Center in 48 Hours

How to Migrate a Data Center in 48 Hours

An Australian bank needed to migrate a data center they acquired. Naturally this was a sensitive project with huge amounts of money on the line.

They chose to automate their testing process with UpGuard because it could gather requirements directly from the source images, removing the capacity for human error.

Fighting Configuration Drift in Healthcare IT

Fighting Configuration Drift in Healthcare IT

The Burgess Group experiences rapid growth and as a result introduced new sources of configuration drift in their release process.

UpGuard gave them a way to test environment configurations before release and to easily detect any untracked changes.

Getting Visibility and Preventing Drift

Getting Visibility and Preventing Drift

100 of Liquidity’s Linux servers were in need of visibility and consistency and they were not willing to take a chance on their business-critical systems.

UpGuard identified significant gaps in processes between developers, and incentivized the introduction of automated environment build and deploy features, which had previously been disregarded.

Change Detection and Integrity Monitoring

Change Detection and Integrity Monitoring

Discovering configuration changes and managing drift is critical–but the ability to correlate them to poor user experience and failing software is invaluable. For the CFA Institute, problems with lack of visibility were manifest in application failures on the production side. UpGuard enabled it to catch those flaws and misconfigurations before reaching end-users on an ongoing basis.