Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
When any organization starts planning for cloud-native applications, it is important to consider
the entire time span: from selecting a development platform until an application is truly production-grade and ready for delivery in the cloud. It can be a long journey, with many decisions
along the way that can help or hinder progress.
For example, at the beginning of a move to cloud-native development, it is easy for inefficiencies
to occur if developers begin selecting tools and frameworks before they know where the application will be deployed. While enterprise developers want choice of runtimes, frameworks, and
languages, organizations need standards that address the entire application life cycle in order
to reduce operational costs, decrease risks, and meet compliance requirements. Organizations
also want to avoid lock-in, whether it is to a single provider of cloud infrastructure or the latest
In addition, given the steep learning curve in cloud development, con
While digital transformation helps create many business opportunities, it can also expose your organization to new vulnerabilities and regulations which require new security solutions. Qualys Cloud Platform is intentionally built to give businesses comprehensive visibility and security of Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads and hybrid environments while avoiding the cost and complexities that come with managing multiple security vendors. Qualys' offerings simplify security on AWS by integrating into workflows for streamlined deployment and use, while providing a complete view of the security and compliance posture of all your AWS assets across multiple accounts and regions from a centralized UI.
Attend this upcoming webinar to learn more about the Qualys consolidated stack of security and compliance applications. Also learn how Ancestry.com, the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, uses Qualys Cloud Platform on AWS to continuously assess their development and production e
Containers have become the new infrastructure
standard for development teams. While the “DIY
container approach” (un-orchestrated containers)
still has its use cases (e.g. low latency, longer
compute jobs, predictable traffic), production-grade
deployments require orchestration. DevOps teams
are increasingly leveraging the benefits of Kubernetes
and accelerating its adoption, taking it from a 27%
adoption rate in 2018 to a 48% adoption rate in 2019
according to the RightScale “2019 State of the Cloud
Report,” from Flexera. The same report also positions
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
as one of the fastest-growing managed Kubernetes
offerings available, with a 44% adoption rate.
Previously, containers were a technology deployed
by individual teams – and were typically used for
“application testing” in the enterprise world. Today,
many organizations are now not only seeing the
benefits of operationalizing containers to deploy
production applications, but also re-positioni
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
High-profile data breaches continue to make headlines as organizations struggle to manage information security in the face of rapidly changing applications, data centers, and the cloud. Against this backdrop, data masking has emerged as one of the most effective ways to protect sensitive test data from insider and outsider threats alike.
While masking is now the de facto standard for protecting non-production data, implementing it alongside virtual data technologies has elevated its effectiveness even further.
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Jan 24, 2017
Is your organization ready to take the plunge into in-house video production? The benefits can be substantial, but making the move requires some preparation. The IT infrastructure you use for enterprise applications might not be able to meet the rigorous requirements of video production. And you might not want video production teams to use resources from your existing infrastructure, since doing so could affect the performance of other applications. Whether you’re just getting started with in-house video or ramping up production, consider these five best practices for building an IT environment optimized for video work. The right approach to IT is essential for developing efficient collaborative workflows and maximizing the value of your video content.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
L'impression 3D s'est imposée comme technologie de prototypage
dans les années 80 et a rapidement évolué depuis.
Les développements continus des dernières décennies ont
transformé l’impression 3D (également appelée fabrication additive)
en technologie durable et économique dans tout l’environnement
de production : du prototypage à l'intégration à la production,
jusqu'à la production 3D directe. Les entreprises qui utilisent
l’impression 3D peuvent devenir des leaders de leur secteur et
conforter leur position grâce aux progrès réalisés avec
l'impression 3D en matière de délais, de coûts et de capacité.
Cet ebook contient une présentation générale des avancées
réalisées dans la technologie d’impression 3D et les matériaux
de fabrication additive en plastique de 3D Systems, qui étendent
l'éventail des applications de production possibles.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer.
This eBook discusses the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for jig and fixture applications, and demonstrates how production support can be improved in terms of speed, cost and functionality. The applications included within this eBook offer a mere glimpse at what is possible with AM for production support. The examples chosen illustrate opportunities for applying design principles and technology capabilities that are transferable across a wide range of applications.
Dans un contexte commercial en constante évolution, caractérisé par une compétitivité extrême, l'époque où les entreprises passaient des mois, voire des années, à élaborer, tester et lancer une application, un service ou un nouvel ensemble de fonctionnalités, est bel et bien révolue. Les clients, les utilisateurs de technologies et le marché dans son ensemble sont à l'origine de ces changements : ils sont en effet plus réactifs que jamais et leurs attentes en matière de nouvelles fonctionnalités innovantes ont augmenté de concert.
Autrement dit, les clients ne se contentent plus d'attendre la prochaine mise en production d'envergure. Ils ne souhaitent pas non plus se voir confrontés à des bugs ni à des défauts. En réponse à ce changement au sein même du marché, de nombreuses entreprises se sont tournées vers des méthodes permettant d'accélérer le cycle de mise en production de leurs applications, sans pour autant en impacter la qualité et le coût.
If you work in IT, you can’t escape the buzz about containers. Containers are a lightweight way of building and deploying applications as a set of composable microservices that abstract away the underlying infrastructure.
As containers and microservices become more mainstream, you need to understand the path to adoption, and which tools come into play.
Download this guide to get an introduction to containers, explore their value, and see how configuration management applies to containers. We also discuss how to:
• Adopt and scale containers faster.
• Move existing services to containers.
• Eliminate the friction between development, QA, and production environments.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux for your application deployments, datacenter infrastructure or virtual and cloud environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a reliable and secure operating system that you can trust to run your most mission critical workloads.
Provides a single subscription for a variant of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Offers access to Red Hat's award winning Customer Portal, including knowledge, videos, and documentation
Is not intended for production use
OpenShift-Kubernetes offers an excellent automated application deployment
framework for container-based workloads. Services such as traffic management
(load balancing within a cluster and across clusters/regions), service discovery,
monitoring/analytics, and security are a critical component of an application
deployment framework. Enterprises require a scalable, battle-tested, and robust
services fabric to deploy business-critical workloads in production environments.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the requirements for such application
services and explains how Avi Networks provides a proven services fabric to
deploy container based workloads in production environments using OpenShift-
Continuous testing is the practice of testing across every activity in the SDLC to uncover and fix unexpected behaviors as soon as they are injected. Continuous testing is the embedding of testing as a fundamental and ongoing aspect of every activity through the application lifecycle, from requirements through production, to ensure the business value is being achieved as expected.
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a six- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable. Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster.
Download this whitepaper to find out how CA Technologies can help with your Continuous Testing.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
There are companies of all sizes reinventing themselves on AWS every day – and this whitepaper covers the commonest application migration challenges encountered by many Rackspace customers in their transformation exercise. Also highlighted are the technical approaches and best practices that Rackspace helps them to implement to smoothen the ride to the cloud. For IT professionals involved in the digital transformation of critical business applications, this is a must-read prior to the migration of production workloads to AWS.
CA’s portfolio is designed to drive efficiency from planning through production. A core component of our continuous delivery portfolio is CA Release Automation, a market-leading application release automation solution that delivers full application deployment automation and release coordination across stages, environments and teams. The solution’s analytic capabilities enable DevOps teams to plan, manage, analyze and optimize the continuous delivery pipeline from a single control point. In addition, the portfolio includes CA Agile Central, CA Agile Requirements Designer, CA Service Virtualization and CA Test Data Manager. We continue to invest in and enhance the portfolio, most recently via the acquisition of BlazeMeter, an innovative, SaaS-based performance and load-testing solution.
This paper is a high-level outline of how application release operations will change in response to the cloud, and it defines the key ingredients needed to help ensure that your enterprise’s release operations for production applications don’t get left behind.
Welcome to the era of the digital enterprise, where digital is
your journey and cognitive is your destination. As business
leaders, you are under growing pressure to use information
to its fullest potential, delivering new customer experiences
as fuel for business growth. The digital economy is changing
the way we gather information, gain insights, reinvent our
businesses and innovate both quickly and iteratively
A hybrid cloud environment, combining traditional IT systems
and public cloud, enables you to extend business processes
beyond the walls of your organization. For example, many
organizations use public cloud as a collaborative development
environment to create innovative applications that can then be
ported to an on-premises or hybrid production environment.
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
Florida Hospital performs recovery tests twice a year, recovering more than 100 applications. The healthcare organization needed a recovery strategy that improved communication and efficiency, managed a complex change control process, and that would keep staff at home during a disaster.
With the Managed Recovery Program, SunGard is Florida Hospital's recovery team, ensuring recovery configurations keep pace with production changes, managing recovery test execution, and providing a single point of contact for the complete recovery program.
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Enterprises today continue to differentiate themselves with cloud applications – any application that needs to be always-on, distributed, scalable, real-time, and contextual. With DataStax Enterprise, DataStax delivers comprehensive data management with a unique always-on architecture that accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) powers these cloud applications that require data distribution across data centers and clouds, by using a secure, operationally simple platform. At its core, DSE offers the industry’s best distribution of Apache Cassandra™.
This paper provides a summary of the features and functionality of DataStax Enterprise that make it the best choice for companies that are looking to leverage the promise of Apache Cassandra™ for production environments.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Testing is critical to the success of any application. In fact,
your software is only as good as the testing team behind it
and their ability to identify bugs before they find their way
into production. Practically speaking, that means that
building and nurturing an effective testing team is mission
critical. But, of course, doing so is a lot easier said
That's because to be successful, today’s testing teams need
to be cross-functional, efficient, and focused on the right
things. They also have to be fully bought in and worthy of
deep trust. As a result, finding the right candidates can be a
challenge, so you have to get creative.
Not only that, to attract and retain the best talent, you need
to keep them motivated by giving them ample opportunities
to learn and advance their career, while not weighing them
down with the burden of time-consuming and unnecessary
administrative tasks. Instead, you want to equip your team
with the right tools to enable and empower them.
To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple