All organizations should aspire to have the people, processes, and tools necessary to effectively execute an on-going penetration testing program. Failure to do so may result in poor tool selections, testing mistakes, and faulty interpretation of results that often lead to a false sense of security putting the enterprise at risk. IT security and audit staff, along with their managers and directors, should read this paper to clarify any misunderstandings about penetrating testing - from the true purposes and goals, to important process considerations, to tools and tester selection issues, and finally to safe and effective ethical hacking approaches.
Businesses of all sizes struggle with aging gear and lack of storage. In fact, in a 2018 Enterprise Storage Forum survey, IT and business leaders cited these concerns as their two biggest storage infrastructure challenges. But in mid- to enterprise-sized businesses, where every dollar counts, fixing these problems can feel like a tall order. If you’re going to upgrade your storage, you need to make sure you’re getting an efficient array that will help you maximize the value of your storage and your data.
We tested two storage arrays to see which could best help organizations meet these goals: the Dell EMC™ Unity™ XT 880F, and an all-flash offering in the entry-level market from a competitor (“Vendor A”). In our hands-on testing, the Dell EMC Unity XT array processed up to 93 percent more input/output operations per second (IOPS) in an 8KB 100% random read test and reduced 129 percent more data. It also carried out common management tasks faster, cutting the number of deployment steps i
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
With the 'EMC Mission Control' center in Portsmouth, UK and a second at the America’s Cup venue in Bermuda, plus a mobile center travelling worldwide to the preliminary events, Land Rover BAR will have all its data continuously replicated. The team in Portsmouth can analyze race and testing data immediately, as well as identify and make improvements right up to and through the finals in June 2017. This allows the design team and the crew to adapt much faster. With the introduction of the VCE VxRail Appliance powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, Land Rover BAR will be able to flexibly and rapidly scale, irrespective of location, ensuring a seamless experience for the team. To learn more about the impact of the Dell EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, read this brief infographic.
A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
Continuous testing is the practice of testing across every activity in the SDLC to uncover and fix unexpected behaviors as soon as they are injected. Continuous testing is the embedding of testing as a fundamental and ongoing aspect of every activity through the application lifecycle, from requirements through production, to ensure the business value is being achieved as expected.
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a six- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable. Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster.
Download this whitepaper to find out how CA Technologies can help with your Continuous Testing.
Business applications have become the battleground for customer loyalty. To compete, IT organizations are under pressure to deliver applications faster and with higher quality. Continuous Delivery (CD) of code offers a solution. CD may be paired with DevOps, Agile and other methodologies. However, QA and testing can be an obstacle to CD’s rapid development and deployment of high quality code. Testers and developers must engage in Continuous Testing, continuously testing software for performance, quality and user experience as it’s being developed.
Continuous Testing is not a push button process, though. It requires a comprehensive approach. This paper outlines the common challenges to Continuous Testing and highlights results from real users who have used technology to get to succeed with the Continuous Testing process.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
Five global legal trends are testing the limits of even the best new business acceptance models. In this ebook, you’ll explore their effects, learn best practices on how to adapt to them, and evaluate your current processes with an assessment checklist.
This ESG Lab review documents the results of recent testing of the Oracle SPARC M7 processor with a focus on in-memory database performance for the real-time enterprise. Leveraging new advanced features like columnar compression and on-ship in-memory query acceleration, ESG Lab compared the in-memory database performance of a SPARC T7 system with a SPARC M7 processor to an x86-based system.
Performance testing has always been about ensuring the scalability of a software application. Until the arrival of the first performance test automation solutions in the late 90’s, performance testing was a manual process that was difficult, if not impossible, to test in a consistent and reliable fashion.
The arrival of these new tool sets suddenly allowed software testers to turn discrete user actions into scripts that could be combined and replayed as test scenarios. Solving the consistency and reliability challenge, software testers could now repeat the same test on demand while reinforcing and imposing some new requirements.
"GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation has just been signed into law and enacts new rules and stiff penalties for any company who misuses or loses European Union (EU) citizens’ personal data. This sweeping legislation has expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across development and testing environments. Test data management, the process of obtaining and distributing test data for development teams, takes on greater urgency as the GDPR deadline looms.
Solid test data management practices will be key to overcoming compliance roadblocks and avoiding huge fines associated with GDPR. Utilizing new ways in which test data can be generated, distributed and managed will be pivotal role to meeting this regulation.
In this webcast, Vanson Bourne and CA will present the results of their highly anticipated GDPR readiness survey of 200 corporations in North American and the UK. Join us to learn more about:
HP QC isn’t relieving the complexity of testing. Learn how to extend Quality Assurance (QA) from technical testing to business process validation. Read the whitepaper to simplify and standardize your testing today.
Research teams can spend nearly a decade looking for new biological targets. Then years more creating and testing new molecules that offer improved ways to fight the world’s viruses, bacteria and diseases. These processes are usually long and and require an immense amount of computing power. However, it doesn’t need to be this difficult. Download this case study to see how high performance cloud computing can accelerate pharmaceutical breakthroughs while still retaining a simplistic structure that is cost-effective to scale computer resources.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
SAP and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have jointly developed a cloud-migration test program, Fast Amazon SAP Transformation (FAST), that helps you address time- and cost-related uncertainties when migrating HANA to the AWS cloud.
This analyst report from Ovum explores how FAST (a four-step testing process) drastically reduces uncertainties about the time and costs involved in your HANA cloud migration. Download the report now and you’ll discover how FAST can help you:
-Quickly quantify costs, risks, and time for migrating SAP ERP applications to the AWS Cloud.
-Run your mission-critical applications faster and more reliably
Migrate your SAP HANA database to the cloud in only a few days with minimal infrastructure cost
Read the Report
Enterprises invest in packaged applications, development systems, testing, services oriented architectures, middleware and analytics to align process automation with business cycles. When IT is successful in this alignment, cycles accelerate and we see improvements in business flexibility that we now take for granted.
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months—or even years—building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
The following maturity model is designed to help you assess your team’s progress on the journey to BDD maturity. This guide will give you a framework for understanding where your team is now on the road to BDD maturity and help you chart a direct course for taking it to the next level. The transition to BDD often comes with significant bumps in the road, but in our experience it is well worth the effort. Teams with mature BDD practices report higher levels of collaboration across functions and also tend to be more advanced in their DevOps release processes. By shifting testing left with BDD, these teams are delivering faster without sacrificing quality.
By downloading this ebook, you will learn:
o Five BDD maturity levels based on the adoption patterns we’ve seen among our user base and the industry at large
o Strategies for achieving the significant process changes that BDD requires, both within and outside the QA team
o Where your team is today and the milestones that will get you
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
Countless QA teams continue using subpar testing tools because they can’t stand the thought of migrating thousands of test artifacts or training testers on an entirely new platform. Many would prefer the status quo of using their current toolset because they believe that a migration will be painful, or that it will slow them down. But there’s a problem with that logic: The longer they wait, the more obsolete their current toolset becomes, and the further removed QA becomes from the rest of the software development lifecycle — which often means that testing lags behind, remaining a roadblock on the agile transformation journey.
This white paper will cover:
o The true cost of using inadequate legacy tools, and why migrating now is better than waiting
o Six steps to make migration as painless as possible for your QA and development teams
o How the entire SDLC benefits from a flexible toolset that integrates quality into agile processes
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
Recent SAP advancements such as SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori 2.0 enable the agile, modular and distributed enterprise application environment necessary for successful Digital Transformation. However, as organizations upgrade, it becomes increasingly clear that conventional (manual) software testing approaches can’t satisfy the new business demands.
Read this paper to learn:
Why traditional manual testing can’t handle the increased demands on testing
How SAP test automation addresses these shortcomings
How SAP test automation helped leading enterprises accelerate testing, reduce business risk, and streamline the SAP S/4HANA migration process
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
With today’s enterprise IT landscape evolving faster than ever, it’s hardly surprising that IT teams find it difficult to keep pace with the seemingly non-stop testing requirement for new software. That’s particularly the case in the SAP arena, where end-to-end SAP-enabled business processes now frequently span multiple SAP applications and platforms, and increasingly draw on multiple SaaS applications – all with their own separate release cycles.
The book covers the following topics and more:
- Understand the changing relationship between IT and business — quicker delivery is required
- Examine today’s complex applications — mobile, web, social meet middleware, packaged apps, databases, and mainframes.
- Discover how to begin with service virtualization — build your business case.
- Realize the benefits of service virtualization —enable earlier testing to eliminate surprises and reduce risk.