The cloud has become a prevalent technology with many uses and has solved many traditional challenges for systems management. So, why is it important to software development efforts utilizing an agile methodology? To understand that we need to dig into the challenges associated with agile development that the cloud solves.
Because we build infrastructure as software instead of following configuration documentation as per the waterfall approach, we can also implement automated testing of that software. By using the cloud, we can provision, install, configure, and test a virtual production environment. These tests validate the configuration code prior to moving to production, thus guaranteeing success.