Sep 25

Parasoft announced the general availability of the new Parasoft Service Virtualization, an open, automated infrastructure for continuous testing. With the latest release, teams can provision simulated test environments and launch associated test scenarios via a readily-accessible API. This enables fully-automated continuous testing, which is a critical component of continuous delivery and continuous release. Even if the team needs to launch a myriad of different test environments, each of which runs an extensive set of test scenarios, all the necessary provisioning and test execution can be fully automated.

“It’s becoming quite clear that you can’t continuously deliver or release without continuous testing,” explained Wayne Ariola, Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer. “When test automation is fragile, the organization will never achieve the acceleration you desire. Your organization will face an increased risk of software failure, project delays—most likely both. Parasoft takes a multi-faceted approach to this challenge. Our full spectrum of automated test and analysis capabilities accelerates the SDLC and helps you construct the broad spectrum of tests (unit, component, functional, integration, performance) vital for effective continuous testing. Moreover, our service virtualization capabilities enable testing to occur as early and often as needed. Together, this helps you reduce risk exposure, bringing higher quality functionality to the market faster and at a lower cost.”

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Sep 23

This informative paper explores the performance needs for storage in a virtual environment and details the capabilities of a hybrid storage solution that combines SSD and high-capacity disk drives that make it the industry’s leading storage solution for virtualization and the cloud. Read on now to learn more. Published by: Tintri

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Sep 22

I’ve been speaking with lots of IT Pros over the past several weeks about the new storage improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2, and one feature in particular has gained a ton of attention: automated Storage Tiers as part of the new Storage Spaces feature set.
However, not all of us have multiple SSD and HDD disks in our demo or lab gear, so it’s sometimes challenging to evaluate and demo this new feature. In this article, I’ll step through the process of leveraging Virtual Hard Disks ( VHDs ) to simulate SSD and HDD tiers for the purpose of evaluating and demonstrating the functionality of Storage Tiers in a Windows Server 2012 R2 lab environment …

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Sep 21

Over the past few years, the demand for applications that run on mobile devices has exploded and there is no sign of this demand decreasing anytime soon. This, coupled with the rapid growth of cloud computing, has resulted in a large number of business applications that live outside the corporate firewall but still require agile access to data in corporate data centers, partner sources and public data like social media. These applications need quick and easy access to this data if they are to evolve rapidly in response to changing user preferences and business needs.
Organizations are now discovering a new resource-oriented, web-friendly, RESTful approach to data services for mobile and cloud application development. This approach uses data virtualization to deliver what are called “linked data services.”

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Sep 19

This week’s news about cloud storage provider (CSP) Nirvanix has lots of organizations thinking about and, in some cases scrambling to deal with, the repercussions of a cloud provider shutting down. While pundits may speculate about what happened to this particular CSP and ponder the various “what-if” scenarios of how the outcome might have been different, such analyses offer little consolation to the customers who are affected by this sudden change and loss of their trusted cloud vendor.

Adding to the hysterics, cloud opponents on the sideline may find time to revel in the momentary superiority of traditional IT infrastructure which is unaffected by such disruptions. However, those who understand the intrinsic value of cloud storage solutions and have been perceptive of prior happenings in the cloud industry may recall this week’s incident is not unique, as a major vendor shut down their CSP services over three years ago. Instead, they may ask whether the events of three years ago have improved the ability of customers to react to an event of this nature.

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Sep 19

I note interesting debates about the need for a next-generation EA framework. However I am disappointed by the less than radical nature of debate that, at least I, have observed. I submit a good place to start is with the fundamental nature of business and how it is evolving and to consider what the enterprise of the future looks like. There are many indicators that we are entering a new phase of IT exploitation that will represent a real paradigm shift. Paul Krugman suggests IT is at last becoming significant, enabling a technology revolution to rival previous technology revolutions. Krugman cites driverless cars as an example of the technology moving into the physical world that has the potential to power growth. I will also instance a wave of disruptive technology delivering high bandwidth always on connectivity for billions of workers and consumers, mobility, BYOD, social networks, Big Data and next generation analytics, robotics and Cloud. And the widespread adoption of Agile methods is also highly significant.

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Sep 19

Mobility is a significant driver of technology today. Whether it’s mobility of applications between data center and cloud, web and mobile device platform or users from corporate to home to publicly available networks, mobility is a significant factor impacting all aspects of application delivery but in particular, security.

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Sep 16

For more than half a century, cloud computing has changed names more often than a Hollywood starlet.
Utility computing. Time share. Thin client. SaaS. PaaS. IaaS. While concepts have been added and capabilities grown, cloud computing was no more invented by Amazon or other modern vendors in the last seven years reality invented by reality shows. It’s simply been advance, repackaged and repurposed for as long as computer connectivity has existed.
In honor of Father’s Day, NJVC looks up the family tree of cloud computing to say thank you to six of the fathers of cloud computing. (And if you’re wondering about a gift, a single tie will suffice. Certainly, these guys understand how to share.)

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Sep 16

AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Together, AppDirect and Standing Cloud provide an unparalleled cloud marketplace and management solution that offers more features and functionalities than any other competitor, technology that can be used by almost any provider for any type of use case, from public app marketplaces to internal enterprise application stores.

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Sep 15

When you haven’t got time to cook a meal there really is nothing like the convenience of picking up the phone and dialing for a home delivery kebab. You go online choose the meal deal you want and 30 minutes later there’s a ring at your doorbell. So when one of our customers asked if VCE could provide them with a segregated infrastructure to their Vblock 300 for an immediate service roll out the suggested meal deal was obvious, the Vblock 200. Literally delivered to their doorstep in 30 days, the emergency project was successfully rolled out and installed on a standardised infrastructure that was pre-configured and pre-validated with minimal risk.
Delivered and packaged as a single product, the Vblock 200 is made up of Cisco UCS rack servers and switches and an EMC VNX unified storage system. As well as vSphere 5.1 enterprise plus and software such as PowerPath VE, the Vblock 200 comes with the unique ‘single throat to choke’ VCE Support offering.

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