A Guide to Ephemeral Environments

Top performing engineering teams use ephemeral environments to move fast without breaking things. They build clear golden paths for their developers so they can spin up new environments in a safe and standardized way, and get building right away.


Ephemeral environments are how top performing engineering teams save cost, improve collaboration across colleagues and teams, and enable developer self-service to foster a culture innovation and experimentation.

This white paper will break down:

  • What are Ephemeral Environments, and how do they work?
  • How to leverage them
  • How to make your engineering organisation move faster

Humanitec’s DevOps Benchmarking Study has shown that among top-performingengineering orgs, 83.56% enable developers to spin up ephemeral environments on their own and on demand.