Oualitance Case Study

Simplifies Sandbox Cloud Deployments for Developers and QA with Bunnyshell Environments-as-a-Service

Qualitance, a leading technology consulting and software development company, faced challenges in juggling internal DevOps resources to provision infrastructure for new projects or troubleshoot deployments for existing ones.

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Qualitance, a prominent technology consulting and software development firm based in Bucharest, Romania, is renowned for creating user-centric applications like BCR Casa Mea.

Their client portfolio includes high-profile companies such as BCR, Raiffeisen, Allianz, and numerous startups.

Their technical team, comprising over 60 engineers, 30 full-time developers, and more than 200 subcontractors, specializes in delivering AWS Certified solutions.


Bucharest, ROMANIA




60 Software Engineers


The primary challenge for Qualitance's CTO, Radu, was efficiently managing internal DevOps resources. These resources were crucial for setting up deployment pipelines, provisioning infrastructure for new projects, and troubleshooting deployments for existing ones. The process was particularly cumbersome for new projects, where developers had to wait for a DevOps engineer to translate their local DockerCompose into a deployable format for Kubernetes or other container-based infrastructure.

For ongoing projects, any changes or additions to the stack required the intervention of a DevOps engineer. Even with Infrastructure as Code (IaC), setting up environments for each project was a manual, time-consuming task. Moreover, the lack of automatically replicable environments led to sequential User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on a branch-by-branch basis, creating bottlenecks and risks when multiple branches were merged and tested together.

Developers are looking for convenience, including myself, they’re familiar with DockerCompose and expect someone to translate and deploy their YAML to the cloud or they have a tool that could easily push local changes to a live environment. They’re not going to rush to learn cloud or Kubernetes.

Radu Dalbea, CTO


Radu found the solution in Bunnyshell, an Environment-as-a-Service platform. After testing Bunnyshell with an internal DockerCompose-based project, he realized the potential of empowering his developers and QA team to deploy their local development changes to a live, cloud environment without the need for a DevOps engineer.

The engineering teams at Qualitance found Bunnyshell's environment definition to be intuitive and straightforward. They chose DigitalOcean’s managed Kubernetes to power their sandbox environments, considering it the best value for pre-production workloads.

To streamline the deployment process, Qualitance’s DevOps team leveraged Bunnyshell’s Templates to define their most common environment stacks, enabling developers to easily deploy new projects to the cloud.

“Build once, use every time”

Testing should happen before the pull request is merged as with bunnyshell ephemeral environments, otherwise it will create chaos in the release branch or staging.

Radu Dalbea, CTO


Adopting Bunnyshell led to significant time and cost savings for Qualitance’s engineering team. DevOps engineers could now focus on highly custom work related to client and production needs. Developers could instantly see their changes live without waiting for a DevOps engineer to provision infrastructure and set up pipelines.

The QA teams could self-serve UAT environments and test branches in parallel, eliminating the limitations of shared environments.

Bunnyshell helps a lot because my team can deploy their docker-compose based project in the cloud very easily and unlock an isolated, temporary environment for whatever purpose that would otherwise block the process

Radu Dalbea, CTO

A QA environment should be controlled by the tester, not by the developer. That means they do their own deployments, because when the dev is pushing changes or creating a pull request to a branch/environment it might interfere with the ongoing testing and break it. So as a team lead I want a “dev” cloud environment so I can see at all times that everything is functional on the release branch and also separate QA environments so testers can test at the same time multiple features, on different branches.

Radu Dalbea, CTO

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about the product and billing.

What is Environments as a Service (EaaS)?
EaaS is a service where the application and environment run together while undergoing version control, and it uses automation to perform server configuration for specific applications.
What is an Ephemeral Environment?
Ephemeral environments are usually environments that live for the life of a Pull Request or are created manually to preview changes, showcase demos, or test new configurations.
What are the benefits of EaaS?
Using a fast and capable EaaS can improve development speed by at least two dimensions by removing rework and decreasing bottlenecks.
Is Bunnyshell SOC 2 Compliant?
Bunnyshell has successfully achieved SOC 2 Type I compliance. We have successfully completed a SOC 2 Type I audit, which confirms that our systems and processes meet the rigorous standards set forth by the SOC 2 framework for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
How to integrate Bunnyshell with common CI/CD and DevOps tools?
Bunnyshell includes an extensive REST API for your existing CI/CD and DevOps tools enabling you to easily deploy environments directly from your own release pipeline

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