Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration are methodologies used by many companies these days for their software development lifecycle. It allows for quicker, more agile responses to customer needs and faster product improvements. A key factor in achieving these goals is automation. Most of the steps in the development lifecycle can be automated, and this includes testing. In fact, continuous integration and continuous deployment would not be possible without continuous testing. And testing, of course, means not just functional testing but also performance testing. After all, what good would it be to push out more frequent functional improvements only to have them throttle performance?
Nouvola today announced that it has become an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). The Advanced designation is the highest level an APN Technology Partner can achieve, and it underscores Nouvola's ongoing commitment to serving AWS customers by providing proactive performance and load testing for their web, mobile, and API applications.
In case you missed the news, we recently announced a new integration with AWS CodePipeline to help developers, DevOps professionals and engineering managers release faster code, faster.
AWS selected Nouvola as an essential DevOps tool for developers. We are in great company, joining a group of best-of-breed DevOps solutions like Github and Jenkins, and we're proud that our vision of real-world ready turnkey performance testing is now available on AWS CodePipeline. For more details, see AWS CodePipeline’s short list of Product Integrations and the official press release.
Did you know that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared in the past 15 years? Why? Life expectancy for the enterprise is getting shorter. In 1955 the average life expectancy was 75 years. In 2015 is 15 years. Why these changes? Because the world has evolved and transformation happens at a much faster speed than 50 years ago or even 20 years ago. And if enterprises don’t adapt, they simply vanish.
Recently we came across a great analysis of the performance testing market and how it’s getting disrupted by the increasing demand for continuous testing. We’re grateful to Nancy Gohring and 451 Research for covering this topic, and we were honored to be mentioned in the article (full version here) as one of the innovative forces in performance testing – woot woot!
Join Nouvola, AWS, Microsoft, Google, HPE, VMWare and Chef at the (IC3) Sep 27 in Seattle. Now in its 3rd year, IC3 continues to be the place to learn how DevOps and cloud computing have changed enterprise IT for developers, IT managers and their organizations. IC3 is for enterprise IT executives, software developers and their staffs who want to accelerate adoption of cloud and DevOps.
Change your mindset to change to DevOps
The IC3 conference is always a good opportunity to keep up with the latest in the IT and DevOps world. This year’s Fall event was set in San Jose, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and attracted a great crowd eager to learn more about cloud solutions, and also to share tips and stories.
The conference’s Executive Track focused on how to create high-performing teams, and on the role of IT and DevOps.
“High-performing IT” (and how to get there) was also the title and the topic of the panel moderated by Bernard Golden, a true expert in cloud computing. I had the privilege of joining him, alongside Asya Kamsky (MongoDB), Mallika Iyer (Pivotal), and Thomas Goepel (HP). The following is a recap of some of the key points and takeaways from our discussion.
The IT Cloud Computing Conference (aka IC3) is taking place Nov. 9th-10th in San Jose, CA. With tech leaders like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in attendance, IC3 will attract 300+ software developers and IT professionals who will be benefitting from training to help accelerate software delivery, automate IT in the cloud and make their organizations more nimble.
In case you’re still on the fence, here’s a quick recap of why IC3 is the cloud conference to attend:
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Five months ago I wrote about the growing consensus that DevOps is a leading trend that will disrupt IT. That view was confirmed this week at the ICEE3 Conference in Seattle, where several tech giants from AWS and MS to Google and HP spoke about the importance of providing continuous value to customers as more and more business moved to the Cloud, and the dramatic changes that are resulting.
Last month, I joined other leaders from the likes of Amazon, Intel, Pivotal, Puppet Labs and others to speak at the IT Cloud Computing Conference in San Francisco, a venue for discussing trends in cloud and DevOps. Needless to say, it’s a topic that I – and the whole team at Nouvola – are immersed in every day. While I was eager to share my own perspective, I also enjoyed hearing from other industry leaders and getting a broader sense of the state of the industry.
I left with several takeaways: