This article was authored by Melissa Jacobson and was originally published on
Orasi's "Eye on Quality" blog.
In late August, voke, Inc. debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and
Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing
sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development
and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were
Among the many benefits the 503 participant companies (50% of which were U.S.
based) cited, 53% saw reduced CAPEX (capital expenditures) from the use of
virtual and cloud-based labs. Thirty-nine percent said they help eliminate
defects prior to production, and 33% said they improve audits and compliance.
Of course, the biggest benefit (58%) was on-demand access to environments,
which we see as a primary reason why many organizations adopt virtual and/or ... (more)
Lee Orrick from F5 sits down to discuss how F5 made the decision to move
their training to the cloud, in order to relieve some of the pain
points—cost, time away from work, shipping of hardware around the
world—from their business. Learn how F5 ensured the cloud would provide the
legal coverage, licensing issues, and security before making the transition.
Noel: Hello. I am Noel Wurst with Skytap. I am sitting here today with Lee
Orrick from F5. F5 is one of Skytap's customers. I wanted to get the chance
to learn a little bit more about what they do, how they made their decision ... (more)
Will DevOps Become the Norm?
All prognosticators, even us who simply roll out a single annual list, hope
for two things: one, that your predictions get a lot of traction and shares
across the industry, and two, that you end up actually being correct.
Anil Batra’s list of 2014 predictions has turned a lot of heads, largely
due to the fact that he led off with such a bold one. “DevOps teams become
the norm, not the exception.” While you would imagine that the DevOps
faithful and its believers would be the biggest fans of this coming true this
year, I would argue that it’s software ... (more)
I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments
section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in
the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of
cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic taxonomic rank
of biology, but it’s difficult to find any other discrepancies between
software, especially at the enterprise level, and other complex organisms.
One area that enterprise software achieves its deserved classification as a
living organism is in its incredible ability to evolve over a rel... (more)
Noel: Hello, this is Noel Wurst with Skytap and I am speaking with Theresa
Lanowitz today, who is the founder of voke. Theresa is going to be giving a
keynote at this year’s STAREAST conference on May 8, in Orlando, Florida.
The keynote is titled “Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next
Generation Enterprise.” I wanted to speak with her about what exactly
extreme automation involves, trying to define the “next generation
enterprise,” and to find out more about what she does and what voke does.
Theresa, how are you today?
Theresa: I’m great, and thanks for inviting me t... (more)