Cloud computing, with its inherent characteristics of elasticity, scale, self-service, and on-demand automation, is increasingly being adopted as a way to realize the full potential of Agile development and to move towards a model of Continuous Integration.
But a key question remains: How can developers and testers use their preferred ALM tools and processes in place today and seamlessly integrate on-premise and cloud infrastructure to achieve sustained increases in speed, agility, and team productivity? Sumit Mehrotra, Director of Product Management for Skytap will walk us through cloud enabled ALM with continuous integration and automated testing in today's Enterprise development teams
Hybrid cloud computing is predicted to be one of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2012. Gartner describes cloud computing as “a disruptive force,” with “the potential for broad long-term impact in most industries,” as enterprises start to aggressively pursue cloud computing options.
The hybrid cloud computing model has particular appeal for businesses interested in moving between public and private cloud freely and securely. Join this informative 45 minute webcast sponsored by Skytap to learn how enterprise IT can quickly gain operational benefits of flexibility, agility, and quicker time to market with secure hybrid cloud computing.
As software development teams seek greater efficiency and effectiveness, they often find that they are held back by old IT architecture for development and test. They wrestle with low-powered servers, difficult-to-scale static environments, and a slow IT provisioning and change processes.
Software leaders have radically changed the way they build, test, and deploy software—almost exclusively using cloud computing to power their development processes. Some teams report benefits of 75% faster development cycles with 70% lower operating costs. Brian White provides specifics on which application workloads are ideal for the cloud model and how the use of cloud computing supports Agile development practices.
Shipping high quality software on time and on budget is a tough challenge. Development and test teams struggle with:
- Getting access to scalable IT environments that support multiple OS, DB and testing tools
- Gaining the ability to reproduce exact load test and customer scenarios that allows them to focus on what changed.
The Google Chrome team faced a similar challenge. They moved to the cloud model and developed a "test bot" framework that uses Skytap. As a result, they are able to skip >95% of test work that isn't interesting because it hasn't changed.
Join this webinar to learn how Jason Arbon from Google created his innovative cloud based "testing bots" approach. In addition, Melinda Ballou from IDC will discuss how cloud computing is changing the automated development and testing landscape.
Sundar Raghavan will share successes that other customers such as Calypso, Serena, and LANDesk are experiencing with Skytap to reduce testing costs by 70% or more.
DevOps is quickly becoming the new process for leading IT organizations that are enabling development teams to embrace agile methodology and launch new applications faster. The old model of "throwing it over the fence" to IT to launch new apps, takes several months and can cost thousands of dollars. Smarter IT professionals are upgrading their IT skills and leading the Cloud IT change to make processes move smoother and faster.
Upgrade your skills by viewing this web seminar and learn:
- What is DevOps and why is it important?
- How does DevOps enable DevTest teams to ship quality software faster?
- How do DevOps principles impact security, reliability and performance considerations?
- Who is applying DevOps principles successfully? What are the key factors?
- What cloud solutions support DevOps skills development and testing?
In this On-Demand Webinar you will learn how to:
- Run your applications without any code or architectural changes
- Test new versions of applications in production-like virtual data centers
- Conduct multiple usability and user acceptance tests in parallel
- Validate across multiple applications
- Implement migration checklists and best practices
- Create application labs in the cloud and reduce costs by 70% or more
With Skytap Cloud each development team can leverage the flexibility and the cost advantages of the cloud and seamlessly integrate with existing dev/test tools and processes. At the same time, managers maintain complete visibility and control of each environment.
Virtual training is the go-to solution for training managers in a lean economy. Join Training magazine for this interactive Web seminar, sponsored by Skytap, and learn how to deliver hands-on virtual learning while reducing course delivery costs by 50%.