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Mike Vizard at eWeek recently hosted a podcast with ITKO???s John Michelsen, on "Application Development in the Clouds." In this conversation, John and Mike talk about how cloud computing is going to upend the way IT organizations think about SOA and application development in general. Mike started by mentioning the increased number of dependencies that SaaS brings to SOA testing. John said Mike really nailed the problem - it is something we are seeing in every engagement that relies on third party or shared services environments. The traditional waterfall method, and its assumptions, are now all undermined, and so much rethinking needs to be done. But the effort is worth it. Mike, as seen on the left, next discussed the increased reuse happening in SOA. This broadens the need for trust. John, as seen below on the right, said that SOA requires good governance polici... (more)

Cloud Expo Bronze Sponsor Releases OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

SOASTA Session at Cloud Expo "Performance Engineering is a perfect application for the next generation of this technology." said Ken Gardner, CTO and Executive Chairman, SOASTA, "as it’s become increasingly difficult to use existing enterprise tools to uncover the issues that cause latency and unreliability in the new world of rich-media, high traffic, consumer-facing websites." Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Gardner, whose company SOASTA Inc. is Bronze Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 East being held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Cen... (more)

WSO2 Debuts Cloud Computing Identity Authentication

Identity Session at Cloud Expo WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware company, on Wednesday announced the debut of WSO2 Cloud Identity. The newest hosted WSO2 Cloud Service helps companies eliminate the complexity of deploying identity management and authentication across multiple SaaS (software as a service) applications as well as internal and traditional systems. By supporting a broad set of authentication and security standards, WSO2 Cloud Identity gives administrators a central identity management system while users gain single sign-on access to different cloud applications.... (more)

Using SQL Azure for SOA Quality Testing

I. INTRODUCTION Throwing its hat in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) ring, Microsoft has joined the likes for Salesforce.com and Google with its annoucement of Microsoft Azure Platform. Microsoft Windows Azure Platform provides three primary components: Windows Azure: A cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. SQL Azure: A cloud hosted relational database that removes the burdens of RDBMS installation, patching, upgrades and overall software management for relational databas... (more)

How Internet Outages Can Affect Your Application

Complexity is the new reality of web and mobile applications with almost no new release going out without the addition of services and applications spread across many different companies. But the reality of this new interrelationship is still the same: If a third-party Internet outage or issue occurs, your brand is the one that is affected. With up to 1,500 distinct third-party services available to choose from around the world, it is sometimes difficult to even identify what a service does when it appears in your applications. This forces your team to not only be fully aware of... (more)

SOASTA Reveals Five Technology Predictions for 2014

It's been a great 2013. Out of the global $1.2 trillion dollars' worth of business conducted online in 2013 across the globe, SOASTA is trusted with protecting 10% of that figure - or $150 billion. Based on the hundreds of brands SOASTA worked with this year and listened to the challenges they face, there are five predictions that are pretty clear as we look ahead to 2014. Hint: Simplify, the User Experience, and M-commerce will be buzz words for successful enterprises and e-commerce vendors. The Top 5 Predictions for 2014 are: Acquisitions vs Innovation Drive Legacy Tech Compan... (more)