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October 1, 2013, was the most anticipated date for the Obama administration since his re-election. It was to be the day every American would have access to health care on one centralized website. However, according to at least one report only six people enrolled in Obamacare on the fir...
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 challen...
I was at the Velocity Conference in London last week. Of course, fish & chips is still a must eat, a double-decker is far more than a bus, and pea shooting is, as always, so… British! But away from these classic London cultural elements, at Velocity I heard more and more about perform...
SOASTA’s five-year journey began at the very first Cloud Expo back in 2008 when they launched an enterprise cloud service called CloudTest. CloudTest quickly became one of Cloud Computing's "Killer Apps" by helping the world’s largest consumer brands to test and deliver quality online ...
At times, I can be a bit of a procrastinator. If there is no pressing need to clean out the garage this week, shop for holiday gifts, or do my taxes, I can easily be convinced to let it go until next week or next month. Inevitably, though, something happens that makes me wish I hadn’t ...
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows businesses to send information to other businesses through electronic means instead of paper. A wide range of business documents can be sent with EDI, including invoices and purchase orders. Many companies prefer to use EDI because of the way it...
Cloud services have really captured the imagination. According to a Gartner survey 71% of organizations have adopted SaaS (Software as a Service) within the last three years. Quality Assurance teams, however, seem to have missed the boat, barely leveraging the benefits of the cloud. Wh...
For software testers to create a detailed test case during the QA process can be tricky: sometimes it’s not an option; sometimes it’s wasted effort. Here are ways to help make that decision. Part of the skill set required to be a good tester involves the ability to assess a software p...
Andreas Grabner described how he used the Compuware APM PureStack technology to identify the server-side performance issues during a recent load test run against the Compuware APM Community Portal, a production application used by our customers. He was able to quickly identify the CPU ...
Last month, I went to my engineering school, where I graduated 15 years ago, to attend the Annual Gala. While there, I met a few young engineers who asked about my job. This raised a question: “What would make them join my team?” In the IT world, the demand for highly skilled software...
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 ...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
The server monitoring process is a constant control after a server’s operation in order to detect all the failures in time, and to create charts of the servers’ loading level to configure the optimal device’s working scheme. If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring ...
Cloud-based web and mobile app-testing start-up SOASTA has gotten another $12 million in funding. The round was led by the Entrepreneurs’ Fund, with participation from prior investors Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. The money is earmarked for accele...
Parasoft Corporation introduced on Monday a new release of Parasoft C/C++test – a comprehensive testing solution for C and C++ development. This integrated toolkit features: Static analysis – static code analysis, data flow static analysis, and metrics analysis Peer code review pro...
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. (http://www.crosschecknet.com) today introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for busine...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
The eight-year-old Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) is going to fold its assets, operations and mission into a special Member Section of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. The move is expected to take a few months. In the n...
To better understand the components offered by MS Azure, we registered for MS Azure Platform and browsed through the three components. SQL Azure turned out to be the easiest one to configure and do something useful with, so we built a mashup that utilizes MS SQL Azure as a centeral re...
"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...
This time I take an a bit of an unconventional approach towards defining performance management. The idea for this article came through a number of customer engagements, where the same question came up over and over again: “How do we start with Application Performance Management and wh...
CA, Inc. on Thursday announced it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance as a corporate member to help establish and promote best practices for security in cloud computing. CA will support the Cloud Security Alliance's initiatives and working groups with identity and access management...
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) published Version 2.1 of its Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing with a significant and comprehensive set of recommendations that enterprises should incorporate within their security best practices if they are to use cloud computing...
David Linthicum wrote an intriguing article titled "Cloud Computing will kill these three technologies" in which he writes obituaries for: i) design-time governance ii) older and smaller clouds iii) and Tier 2 enterprise software providers. Of these predictions, the one that resonate...
Forum Systems founder Mamoon Yunus launched today "SOA Testing" Topic on Ulitzer. This topic is all about SOA Testing techniques used for testing IT assets that are part of a Service Oriented Architecture and a Cloud-based deployment. As SOA and Cloud Computing begins to tie the fabric...
Managed Methods Inc. a leader in SOA visibility and SOA runtime governance announced the integration with Apache jUDDI. Managed Methods excels in lightweight and cost effective governance and visibility solutions that compliment registry and repository products. Managed Method’s JaxVie...
Here is an interesting article by Rob Barry titled: "In SOA, cloud resources may exacerbate security and file transfers issues." It highlights significant requirements for Federated SOA especially around large file transfer using SOAP Attachments. The article makes the following intere...
Adopting an open source tool for SOA testing seems the simplest, most cost effective choice for developers and testers early on. However, you should plan and consider the implications of a longer term strategy with an open source testing tool. There are many aspects of service testing ...
Conventional wisdom might suggest that SOA implementations scale poorly. While it’s true that abstraction layers always add some overhead, if your SOA implementation is too slow or doesn’t scale properly, the problem is more likely with how you went about architecting it, rather than a...
We all know that technology is central in reducing health care cost, eliminating dangerous errors, and eventually providing coverage to all. I like learning from others, so while we are innovative, there is no point in repeating mistakes. A quick view of what the Dutch have be workin...
OWASP AppSec DC 2009 had a compelling session that defined cloud taxonomies and the security implications associated with the cloud computing. Set of virtualized components that can be assembled to build a application. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Opsource, and GoGrid are examples of IaaS w...
The success of Cloud Computing for enterprise transactions will depend on solving the core business concerns of reliability, security, access control, and accountability. It is not a coincidence that these topics happen also to be the core feature set of the SOA gateway industry.
We have all the tools for securing information in a Cloud: establishing trust through identity, data privacy through encryption, and content integrity through signatures. We are overly focused on Cloud Computing Security issues and less on reliability. This is all about to change. Foll...
MIT Technology review recently published a great article titled: Security in the Ether addressing security, privacy and reliability issues resulting from cloud computing.  Some of the interesting points in this article are summarized. Cloud data may be mishandled by the cloud prov...
HP is reselling iTKO’s LISA Virtualize product, a suite of test, validation and virtualization solutions optimized for distributed, multi-tier applications that leverage SOA, BPM, cloud computing, integration suites and ESBs. How does LISA help HP’s Quality and Performance Management s...
As we predicted earlier in the year, cloud computing is starting to take hold, especially if you believe the marketing literature of vendors and consulting firms. Yet, we are seeing an increasing number of Cloud success stories, ranging from simplistic consumption of utility Services a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA and virtualization technology provider iTKO to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com), whic...
Skytap, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based virtual lab solutions, today announced its Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Alliance program to enable on-demand distribution of commercial software solutions through its Virtual Lab platform. Skytap's initial ISV partners include ITKO L...
MindTree announced that it has entered into a global strategic alliance with iTKO LISA. MindTree will develop a ready-to-use testing framework and deliver solutions for the Travel, BFSI, Media and Retail industries using the iTKO tool set that will be made available to MindTree's custo...
Server virtualization provides an immediate reduction in hardware and configuration cost. But in focusing merely on the hardware side of virtualization, are we leaving money on the table? While organizations can reduce the number of boxes they need, and save the cost of replicating ser...