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Software Testing Is Too Critical to Overlook Today's software testing practices are abysmal. You're a major provider of health insurance services to general consumers. Your website is a primary means of interacting with your customers and allowing them view coverage, locate in-plan providers, review Explanation of Benefits for past services and see real-time information regarding deductibles and fees. It's midday and requests are taking over a minute or more to process. You're the provider of one of the leading business SaaS applications on the market. Millions of business people count on your application every day to communicate with their customers, analyze sales projections and execute marketing communications plans. Access from mobile devices is a must have for these busy professionals, but the application crashes more times than it works. What's going on in t... (more)

IaaS POC Proves to Be Informative | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Regardless if you’ve migrated multiple applications or this is your first migration to a public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) you will want to run a small proof-of-concept to make sure that the basic elements of data flow operate as expected and your components will run in the IaaS environment. This week I spent some time experimenting with the three top IaaS offerings: Amazon AWS, Google Compute Cloud and Microsoft Azure. The architecture was relatively simple: three docker containers, one hosting a LAMP—Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP—stack running WordPress, one hosting Postfi... (more)

PaaS is the Operating System By @JPMorgenthal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Why Platform-as-a-Service is the Operating System Of The Cloud When I took my operating systems fundamentals course in college I was taught that an operating system provides very specific capabilities that provides users with access compute resources for building and running applications. Over time as networking capabilities and bandwidth increased, the notion of a set of modules that interface between the user and the hardware has changed to incorporate concepts of distributed operating systems, network operating systems and autonomous systems. While the notion of the operating s... (more)

Perhaps You Prefer Cloudy Concepts By @JPMorgenthal | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

If Cloud Is Not Your Thing, Perhaps You Prefer Cloudy Concepts As I continue to engage customers around cloud and DevOps, I am amazed at the percentage of customers where there is pushback against cloud computing. Even more interesting are the reasons and roles responsible for denying advancement in the use of cloud in companies. For example, one IT executive is caught between the business, where the board is pushing for use of cloud and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) that is saying, “you can move processes out to the cloud, but not data.” One thing is clear, ther... (more)

The Path to the Intelligent Cloud

Let's face it right now the cloud is pretty immature. The level of automation and management of these environments are analogous to the early assembly lines, but it won't be this way long. This is not the industrial revolution and it moves at a wicked fast pace. Before we know it the next generation of cloud computing will be upon us and it will be very different than the IaaS/PaaS/SaaS offerings we know today. For one, it will be intelligent. That is, the cloud will be content aware and it's network connections will act like mycelia hyphae and what one hyphae learns will become ... (more)