HP Announces Intent to Acquire Network Virtualization Business and Technology of Shunra
Since early 2009, Citrix and VMLogix have partnered to include the VMLogix products with Citrix Essentials for the virtual lab component. This acquisition by Citrix will apply virtualization technology throughout the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.
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HP’s acquisition of Fortify Software is not unexpected. The two companies have been working collaboratively for the past 12 months. HP is using this acquisition to differentiate its application lifecycle solution in the market and deliver integrated solutions to the developer audience.
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The purchase of Sun by Oracle for $7.4 billion has far less industry buzz and excitement than the rumored acquisition of Sun by IBM.
IBM stole the thunder and the impending acquisition of Sun became an imminent and expected event. While hardware overlap existed in the IBM deal, IBM would have provided a much needed home for Sun’s software assets. Software giant Oracle lacks a hardware portfolio, so the key Oracle / Sun overlaps are far fewer except for the $1 billion acquisition of MySQL by Sun in 2008. Given Oracle’s tendency to be proprietary in its markets, ownership of MySQL by Oracle would be perceived as a great risk in the open source community. (Register or Login to Read More)
The publication of the Open Cloud Manifesto is positive. The Cloud, driven by virtualization, is surfacing at the right time in the market and can advance computing in this generation.
The concept of “openness” is necessary for innovation to thrive. Publishing an open view with multiple and varied participants is an example of global lifecycle transformation where organizations work together across boundaries.
IBM, one of the key supporters of the Open Cloud Manifesto, has a long history of advancing collaboration around new technologies. In the 90’s, IBM attempted collaboration by creating consortium style companies such as Taligent and Kaleida. In the early part of this century, IBM was the leader of what has transformed in to Eclipse.org. This appears to be IBM’s attempt to get agreement on the Cloud at various levels.
It is clear that each organization in support of the Open Cloud Manifesto has an agenda based upon the Cloud. Agreement and discussion among a critical mass is a positive step to advancing Cloud technology.
The purchase of Sun Microsystems by IBM would be a win for IBM.
Sun has been in a holding pattern since the dot com implosion. And, while Sun positioned themselves as “the dot in the dot com”, that was the last innovation we have seen come from Sun.
Sun, while it once had very competitive hardware, had no idea how to productize and implement effective software products. Sun works on the assumption that all software must lead to Sun server sales – definitely a flawed idea that was proven wrong numerous times. Sun also was never able to quite grasp the idea of high volume and low margin sales. Sun continued on in its technology efforts like it was 1988.
IBM has clearly demonstrated that it is more than capable of:
IBM has also managed many acquisitions and always seems to find something in an acquisition worthy of continuing on with the IBM brand.
The potential of a Sun acquisition by IBM makes sense. IBM is a world class business organization and will be able to make business sense out of Sun’s academic assets.
VMLogix and Citrix are partnering to deliver a complete virtualization solution for the application lifecycle. Citrix Essentials customers will have the advantage of using virtualization technology at every juncture of its IT organization; from the server to production and the entire application lifecycle including development and testing. This partnership represents a new and visionary method of applying virtualization technology throughout multiple stages of the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.
We started the year with the New England Patriots posting an undefeated regular season record of 16 – 0. It appeared to be conclusive; the Patriots would win the Super Bowl – not so fast – the wild card New York Giants made an unpredictable and disruptive move by narrowly defeating the favored Patriots. It was inevitable that the Patriots lose at some point in the season, it just happened to be the last and most important game.
In July, the greatest sporting event, the Tour de France departed with no defending champion for the second consecutive year! Team Astana, with two of the three podium finishers of the 2007 race appeared to have very good odds of gaining one of the top three spots again. Surprise! Team Astana was banned and Team CSC with Carlos Sastre and company rode to an unpredictable and disruptive victory. It was inevitable that the Tour de France could not escape controversy.
Disruption and unpredictability seem to be the prevailing themes for 2008. In a year when radical and unexpected occurrences were commonplace, should technology be any different? Let’s take a look at the big issues that may have shocked us, but in reality, were inevitable...
Major transformations of the enterprise IT organizations are underway. For competitive and successful enterprises, IT is an integral part of the business and is treated as such. Factors such as globalization, time-to-market and convergence are the driving forces to bring IT organizations back from the fringe of existence.
Here we examine the trends, emerging technology needs, and processes that are facilitating this necessary and timely transformation.
Software is more complex than ever. Multi-threaded applications are being developed to take advantage of new hardware with multi-core environments. Using technology such as dynamic analysis will allow developers to predictably identify the most egregious errors such as race conditions and deadlocks.
Black Duck Software has been revolutionizing the world of software intellectual property since its founding in 2002. Koders is the first acquisition by Black Duck and is indicative of the market demand to grow and expand the footprint of the products and services offered by Black Duck.
The market has been aflutter with fanfare over the fifth birthday of Eclipse. Most of what has been reported has been on the positive side. However, to really accurately think about the future, the past must be considered. In this “Market Commentary”, we will examine two fundamental Eclipse questions:
The goal of release management is to provide an automated release pipeline with lifecycle traceability of assets. The use of release management helps organizations to improve the quality of releases while meeting the demands of more frequent releases, in either pre-production or production, through automation. Organizations using release management experience a reduction in failed deployments, fewer production errors, and increased pre-production deployments.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help you justify the investment in release management solutions. From our interviews with participants from diverse organization, we discovered how release management solutions are used, why the technology is adopted, as well as its general perceptions, challenges, and benefits.
Software is no longer a business enabler; software is the business. Today, software teams are typically focused on delivering on an express time-to-market demand. While attempting to meet business demands of time to market, organizations rely on instinctive behaviors of good enough testing instead of obtaining empirical evidence to prove readiness of the software prior to release.
This report provides analysis of Parasoft Development Testing Platform to enable organizations to leverage the power of big data in their software lifecycle.
Software is ubiquitous, part of the brand promise, and a competitive business differentiator. However,software teams still face classic software engineering conundrums.The constraint of environments is one of these classic software engineering problems that persist in a time of frequent release cycles and global supply chains. Each member of the software lifecycle team requires access to production-equivalent environments for development and testing activities.
Skytap delivers a purpose-built, cloud-based lab solution to accelerate and optimize the software lifecycle. Skytap provides teams with the resources necessary for the precise time needed to perform development or test work. With unconstrained access to environments as close to production as possible for as long as necessary, teams can test as early as possible, identify and remediate defects more quickly, and remove provisioning wait times.
Read this report to learn how Skytap enables software teams to deliver better software, reliably, and predictably while producing more valuable business outcomes.
From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization provides for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of service virtualization.
Service virtualization enables development and test teams to statefully simulate and model their dependencies of unavailable or limited services and data that cannot be easily virtualized by conventional server or hardware virtualization means. Service virtualization removes the constrains and wait times frequently experienced by development and test teams needing to access components, architectures, databases, mainframes, mobile platforms, and so on.
Service virtualization technology is critical to the success of a vibrant application economy. Organizations using service virtualization experience fewer defects, reduced software cycles, and increased customer satisfaction.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in service virtualization.
Each and every software defect adds unplanned work—essentially rework—to the schedule. IT must tackle rework head on to determine the most appropriate areas for improvement, investment, and increased quality.
This report provides cost of rework models for Agile and non-Agile projects and recommends ways to test earlier to reduce rework and its cost. Learn how to reduce the cost of rework in development and testing to help prevent catastrophic defects from occurring in production.
From a benefits perspective, lifecycle virtualization technologies deliver a quick and measurable economic impact, just as server virtualization has for the datacenter. Lifecycle virtualization includes the technology of virtual and cloud-based labs.
Virtual and cloud-based labs enable development and QA to access production equivalent environments on-demand, anytime and anywhere.
Virtual and cloud-based lab technology is a must-have for enterprises of all types and sizes to help reduce overall software cycle times and create an optimized environment for development and testing activities.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in virtual and cloud-based labs.
This report highlights benefits and provides analysis about HP Service Virtualization.
Software is at the core of our daily lives. To deliver a quality experience, software teams must deal with an intricate and often global supply chain.
Service virtualization is a powerful technology that overcomes the constraints that delay schedules and impact both cost and quality.
Enterprise IT organizations must make a concerted effort to use service virtualization to help improve time-to-market, manage costs, and improve software quality.
Read this report to learn how HP Service Virtualization solves the classic computing problem of unrestricted access to either incomplete or unavailable components for development or testing.
The software that is developed and delivered to run a company is now part of the brand promise and is inextricably linked to it.
Software is complex, and making sure the right parts are tested and understanding the risk associated with software help mitigate catastrophic software events. Adopting the concept of extreme automation allows classic problems across the entire software lifecycle to be solved through modern tooling and eliminates as much human intervention as possible.
This report highlights why Tricentis Tosca Testsuite is a solution uniquely designed to put testing teams on the path to extreme automation and eliminate time-consuming manual tasks frequently associated with functional and regression testing.
Software is critical to the success of every business. The line of business and IT organization must be aligned on the enterprise software strategy.
Managing the business of software is a service offered by strategically focused professional services teams. Successfully managing the business of software is an integral part of a successful transformation of an IT organization to be aligned, collaborative, and connected across the entire software supply chain and the line of business.
This report highlights why HP Software ALM Professional Services is a powerful mix of people, process, and technology to help enable a fully optimized enterprise achieve strong business outcomes.
Is your organization preparing to evaluate, investigate, and adopt a service virtualization solution? Download voke’s 2012 Market Snapshot Report to get the latest insights on how service virtualization is meeting its promise to deliver more predictable, effective, and efficient business outcomes.
Market Snapshot Report highlights:
voke surveyed over 200 participants from diverse technology and non technology companies about their use of Agile development and the results they experienced. This report presents and analyzes their responses about the use, general perceptions, challenges, and benefits of Agile. This analysis provides organizations a context for evaluating whether or not to participate in the Agile movement, and identifying how, when, or whether or not Agile practices make sense for their organizations.
The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements. This report provides economic models for evaluating project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.
Infrastructure—a structured platform of networked elements required to deliver services—is proliferating at an explosive rate.
Infrastructure is a critical and strategic component of every business. To protect a company’s brand promise, the infrastructure must be adequately and thoroughly tested. Optimizing testing for infrastructure is a problem that must be addressed and solved now. Organizations must be able to communicate, collaborate, and connect to share test information to deliver quality of service and to deliver high customer satisfaction. The brand is the promise an organization makes to its customers, and the infrastructure delivering real business value must deliver on that brand promise.
Today we view the application lifecycle as both the business of software and a market complete with solutions and services from a variety of vendors. Understanding the business of software is critical for all organizations to ensure that the software that runs the business fulfills the brand promise.
This Market Mover Array focuses on where the ALM market is moving. Instead of looking at the past, we will focus on the future and explore vendors’ innovation and technology as well as their marketing ability.
Software has expanded its reach to become responsible for business processes, consumer purchases, transportation, communications, and devices that are always on and, in some cases, life-critical. The stakes of making sure that proper testing occurs at all levels are greater than ever. Testing is a comprehensive and critical part of the entire lifecycle. Today’s business executive must be able to guarantee working software free of defects to avoid compromising business, safety, or security.
This Market Mover Array™ report examines the history of the testing market and analyzes the vendors vying to move the market beyond the status quo.
Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and ROI. The ability to rapidly provision and deliver an environment for testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment as it removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX).
Read this report to learn more about virtual lab technology and to help create a business case to justify the purchase.
Theresa Lanowitz's slides from Cognizant's exclusive Testing Summit.
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How Virtualization is Enabling Self-Service to Transform the Global Lifecycle
Banks have ATMs; grocery stores have self checkout; airlines have self check-in. All of these self-service approaches provide convenience for customers and deliver ROI for the companies that offer them. Self-service has appeared within the corporate environment as well. Many companies are offering self-service access to computing resources to their business constituents. This increases the ability to provide infrastructure and services more efficiently and use resources in more strategic ways to benefit the business.
Cutting edge IT services are now available through a self-service model thanks to virtualization. Virtualization lets companies pool IT resources and provide them as needed throughout the entire global lifecycle.
Join analyst Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke Inc., for this informative session where you will learn about self-service IT and:
Learn how virtualization is enabling self-service to transform the global lifecycle!
The application lifecycle is an integral part of today’s business. Regardless of core competencies, all organizations are driven by software. Software that is created and customized to deliver a competitive advantage. The application lifecycle is now a strategic part of business.
This document is an overview of the evolution of the application lifecycle and the importance of the core vendors in providing a sound foundation upon which to continue to build and define the application lifecycle.
Theresa Lanowitz's slides from the webinar: Managing Up: Communicating the value of testing throughout the organization.
Presentation slides from the joint Borland/VMware webcast with Theresa Lanowitz from voke talking about what it takes to test and deliver applications that hit their mark using virtualization. And why getting the most out of virtualization depends on how seamlessly it can be integrated with your software testing processes.
Presentation slides from SQC-UK Software & Systems Quality Conferences in London, United Kingdom.
Webcast presentation slides about the latest research on software production management
Presentation slides from the informative webinar focused on the application lifecycle 2.0: Begin With The End In Mind.
This webinar features a strategic and visionary perspective of application lifecycle 2.0 and its ongoing evolution in the enterprise. Gain insight on how to transform your enterprise application lifecycle to deliver more cohesive communication and consistent results, identify events that impact a global business and enable a customer focus.
Keynote presentation slides from the Software and Systems Quality Conference in Zurich, Switzerland.
Join Theresa Lanowitz, analyst from voke, and Jonathan Lindo, CEO and Founder of Replay Solutions for a podcast discussion of current challenges in today's application problem resolution processes and suggestions for how application development teams can dramatically shorten the process of fixing defects to speed time-to-market. This session will give practical guidance on how your application team can:
Replay Solutions provides application problem resolution products that dramatically shorten the process of fixing defects to speed time-to-market. ReplayDIRECTOR functions like a DVR for enterprise applications - recording all inputs and events affecting your application while it is running, then replaying those steps to execute the code in exactly the same way and reproduce the error without needing to reproduce the environment the defect occurred in.
In this requirements.net exclusive podcast, Theresa discusses a rather unconventional report (titled: Fortune 500 Spending Required for IT Cost Savings”) which looks at the economy and smart moves for IT.
In this report, the voke research team makes some very interesting reminders about the fall out of the dot-com bubble bursting, and the lesson’s from IT’s reaction in 2001 and 2002.
The voke research teams make some important recommendations which tie directly to Business Analyst empowerment and investments in requirements definition as a critical element to surviving the IT downtown.
The Podcast is 40 minutes of a fact-based, fresh dialog on efficient outsourcing, IT virtualization, lifecycle management, and the importance of the BA and requirements.
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DevOps: From Industry Buzzword to Real Implementation/Real Benefits
Session ID: DO5T58S
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at Cognizant's QE&A Summit in Boston, MA on June 24, 2015.
With software, time-to-market has trumped everything, but at what expense? Catastrophic software failures have made headlines day after day, yet software quality seems to be an afterthought. This mindset of quality as an afterthought must be changed. Software quality professionals must reinvigorate thinking in the software lifecycle and focus on driving competitive business results through software. Software quality professionals can no longer act in isolation; they must be an advocate for the business and be able to identify risks in addition to defects.
Software quality professionals are witnessing an inflection point where quality is an endeavor undertaken across the software lifecycle. Quality professionals must learn to leverage modern technology to automate tactical activities to be able to focus on strategic activities that will deliver valuable business outcomes. It is time to bring quality back to software.
This presentation will focus on:
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at HP Discover 2015.
Learn from the best, share with others, and implement what you learn during this panel discussion of customers and HP leaders. It will include audience participation, focusing on topics related to Network Virtualization and Service Virtualization. These two capabilities within Lifecycle Virtualization are essential for every development, testing and operations team. Find out how you can deliver amazing applications with confidence.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. San Polo 3505
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz live at the Dallas Cowboy's stadium at Cigniti's one-of-the-kind quality engineering event. Theresa has the honor of keynoting the event and moderating a panel of IT leaders.
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1 PM - 5PM CST at the AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas.
The first step towards delivering quality mobile applications is to find a way to manage the Big 4 of mobile testing: devices, apps, security, and automation. As Theresa Lanowitz, voke Founder and Analyst states, “There is very little tolerance for a mobile application that does not work from a functional perspective as well as from a performance perspective."
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz in collaboration with Mobile Lab’s Dan McFall and Micheal Eckoff from Tricentis to learn about strategies to manage the Big 4 of mobile testing. Specifically, we will discuss how to:
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz at CA World 2014 in Las Vegas for a preview of voke's latest research on service virtualization.
November 12 at 11:15 AM.
Session ID: DCT32S
Location: Devcenter Theatre - Exhibit Floor
Join voke's Theresa Lanowitz and HP's Todd DeCapua in this exiting webinar about leveraging the power of virtualization in the application lifecycle.
Broadcast Date and Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET