Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Oct 06, 2011
Research carried out with readers of The Register tells us that virtualisation has permeated into the consciousness of the mainstream IT user and buyer community. However, as we move from x86 server to desktop virtualisation we find varying levels of understanding. 'Desktop virtualisation' can be taken to mean client partitioning, 'traditional' Windows Terminal or Citrix-based thin client activity or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Oct 06, 2011
Significant differences exist in uptake of the different flavours of desktop virtualisation, for example in VDI the shared-server approach is more prevalent than 'one server per client'. It is likely that more organisations will seek the economies of scale offered by the shared server approach than those looking at the one server per desktop approach to deliver 'higher performance' desktops. However, there will be situations where centralising the management and other operational elements of a desktop estate by employing a one server per desktop approach are appropriate.
Over the last several years CA Technologies has acquired a number of companies and their respective products, to augment its continuous delivery suite and, especially, its DevTest portfolio. In particular, it has recently acquired Grid-Tools and Rally Software. Bloor Research has been asked to explore how Grid Tools’ products – now known as CA Test Data Manager (formerly Datamaker and CA Datafinder) and CA Agile Requirements Designer (formerly Agile Designer) expand and augment the capabilities provided by CA Service Virtualization (previously iTKO’s LISA) and CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), making the whole greater than the sum of the parts.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
Software delivery processes and systems, and the people involved with them, are under increasing pressure. Sometimes it’s digital transformation, other times it’s simply the challenge of keeping up with the demands created by ever more dynamic markets and an escalating pace of change. None of this is news, but is does provide an important backdrop to the discussion of how software delivery needs to evolve, especially given that traditional methods and approaches were never designed to deal with the fastmoving and unpredictable environment you are probably working in today.
Take an idea from design to deployment at pace— without compromising quality—using an end-to-end, continuous delivery ecosystem that’s capable of driving rigorous testing from the desired user functionality.
Ubiquitous connectivity and mobile devices have changed everything, opening up markets to millions of new consumers across the globe. Within the past few years, nimble upstarts have created mobile apps that have converted banking customers, cab riders and hotel guests at unprecedented rates. Large, established brands are scrambling to transform their businesses in order to maintain market share. To compete in this application economy, you must adapt or be left behind.
In a series of articles Paul Gerrard, a testing guru and consultant, discusses a range of testing topics. Test models are fundamental to testing and, in this article, Paul talks about the art of creating and using models. If testers are “shifting left,” pairing with developers or at least working more closely with developers, testers (and developers) need to be able to create models, learn how to articulate and share them, and support better collaboration.
Generate rich virtual data that covers the full range of possible scenarios and provide the unconstrained access to environments needed to deliver rigorously tested applications on time and within budget. Model complex live system data and apply automated rule-learning algorithms to pay off technical debt and uncover in depth understanding of composite applications, while exposing virtual data to distributed teams on demand and avoiding testing bottlenecks.
A lot can be learned from getting a group of experienced CIOs in a room and encouraging them to talk freely about the topics at the front of their minds. Rarely do they want to discuss technology, and even the latest IT industry ‘hot topics’ usually don’t get that much airplay. Conversations, and sometimes quite heated debates, tend to revolve around broader business-related trends, how these are changing stakeholder and user behaviour and expectations, and how best to respond to such dynamics.
Continuous Delivery has become somewhat of a buzzword in the software development world. As such, numerous vendors promise that they can make it a reality, offering their tools as a remedy to the traditional causes of project delays and failure. They suggest that by adopting them, organizations can continually innovate and deliver quality software on time, and within budget.
This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
Au cours de la dernière décennie, la virtualisation a transformé le data center. Les services IT ont recours à la virtualisation afin de consolider de nombreuses charges de travail de serveur sur un nombre restreint de serveurs plus puissants.
Nous assistons à une profonde transformation du data center en infrastructure partagée. Pour faciliter cette transition pour les entreprises, Cisco et NetApp ont conçu FlexPod, une plate-forme de cloud privé, validée par Microsoft pour l'exécution des applications Microsoft. Reposant sur les meilleurs serveurs, commutateurs, systèmes de stockage et logiciels du secteur, la plate-forme FlexPod aide les entreprises à satisfaire rapidement leurs besoins en matière de virtualisation et simplifie l'évolution vers une infrastructure ITaaS (IT en tant que service) tout en réduisant le coût et les risques associés à un tel effort.
La solution de data center unifié permet d'unifier le traitement, le stockage, le réseau, la virtualisation et la gestion au sein d'une unique plate-forme. Elle permet donc de simplifier les opérations et de renforcer la souplesse de l'entreprise, deux résultats essentiels pour le cloud computing et le déploiement de l'informatique en tant que service (ITaaS).
Le cloud privé VSPEX™ pour Microsoft Windows Server avec Hyper-V est une solution complète de virtualisation testée par Cisco et EMC qui permet d'exécuter des applications Microsoft et qui vous est proposée par votre partenaire de confiance.
Conçu pour la flexibilité et validé pour l'interopérabilité et un déploiement rapide, le VSPEX utilise votre environnement Microsoft tout en réduisant la complexité et les risques généralement associés à la conception, à l'intégration et au déploiement d'une solution d'exception.
This white paper shows how Microsoft and Cisco have come together and developed a best-of-breed private cloud ecosystem that combines Cisco’s compute and network expertise with Microsoft’s single operating system, data management, and virtualisation capabilities.