Cloud Infographic: Survey Shows Enterprise Dev/Test Infrastructure Holding Back An excellent infographic provided by http://www.ravellosystems.com which highlights a number of growing trends and areas which need to be addressed with regards to cloud development and testing. Some key results include: Two-thirds need to urgently fix the fact their infrastructure is holding them back from being as agile as the business demands, given 80% say they face shortages of dev/test infrastructure sometimes, often or all the time. 83% of organizations are adopting DevOps principles to help address agility. 73% of respondents say their groups are running some dev/test workloads
Cloud Clustering: Benefits of Utilizing Multi-Cloud Virtualized Clustering for the Enterprise Physical Clusters are practically becoming obsolete in the evolving corporate modern world because of augmented drawbacks. There is a growing need to deplete the dependency factors of organizations because of the fact that ubiquitous access to Cloud resources easily enables the simultaneous use of different resources. Cloud based virtualized clusters are making the usability of the multi-Cloud platforms over a single Cloud easier along with salability, resource provisioning and leveraging of the compute intensive problems that are the primary issues in Cloud based environments. Unlike the physical nodes of
Evolution of the IT Department in the Age of the Cloud There’s no question that the cloud presents a disruptive technology that inevitably leads to rethinking – and often restructuring – the objectives of internal IT departments. An internal IT department – once considered critical to the success of the business enterprise – has, in many cases, become obsolete. With cloud-delivered applications eliminating the need for hosting multiple versions of software on servers, testing for compatibility and applying security patches, the need for internal IT staff managing an infrastructure has been diminished. The result is that cloud-based companies function more
Understanding Technical Debt: Cutting Corners That Can Cost You Later Cloud technologies are known to offer many benefits, but it’s safe to say that two words dominate expectations when it comes to development cycles: faster and nimbler. As more organizations implement agile development, it’s becoming clear that expedited time to market is an expected standard – and so is the speedy development that goes along with it. As fast turnarounds and flexible production become a baseline of cloud development, so does the necessity for developers to fix, tweak, change and adapt as they go. On a sprint, it’s tempting to
Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development: A New Frontier The rise in cloud popularity has brought a corresponding increase in the number of companies outsourcing their cloud software development. Yet things can get a bit complicated when a business sets out to find a compatible partner. While companies know they need to find a supplier that can deliver the right solution within their timeframe and price point, they aren’t always sure of the best practices to use in maximizing the partnership benefits – or even the right criteria to use to examine prospects. Outsourcing partners can be found easily, but when it comes
Achieving Competitive Differentiation Through Agility With cloud-based agile software development, organizations can respond to fast-changing needs at the speed their business demands. Organizations are finding that a cloud-based platform for agile software development provides the speed and flexibility they need to respond to opportunities and market changes. But this will not happen overnight. To support cloud adoption, enterprise cloud development (ECD) platforms can provide a secure path for managing development and deployment in a hybrid cloud environment. This research report highlights how organizations are implementing and benefiting from cloud-based agile software development. In today’s competitive business landscape, a convergence of
Companies That Are Revolutionizing Cloud Computing As cloud computing continues its rapid growth in the public consciousness, industry leaders know they must be consistently fast and innovative with ideas, products, and services. A company that is slow to react to the ever-emerging changes and challenges will find itself quickly playing a dangerous game of catch-up. Three of the biggest names in setting the industry pace, EMC, Amazon, and Cisco have all made headlines in recent months for their newest contributions to the cloud sector. Earlier this summer, EMC made a splash with their acquisition of Syncplicity, a cloud storage company.
Top Trends In Cloud Computing For SMEs Following Gartner’s recent report on what it sees as the 5 key trends that will shape cloud computing strategies between now and 2015, provides his perspective on the impact cloud computing will have on an SME audience. Gartner’s trends tend to focus on the larger organisations, typically 5000 seats and above, yet in the UK, 99% of businesses are sub 250 employees and will have different requirements, benefits and considerations when looking to utilise a cloud platform. Many customers are still confused about what the ‘cloud’ is and what all the hype and