Cloud-enabled Development: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure (presented by Skytap)
As software development teams seek greater efficiency and effectiveness, they often find that they are held back by old IT architecture for development and test. They wrestle with low-powered servers, difficult-to-scale static environments, and a slow IT provisioning and change processes. Today, software leaders at Calypso, Centric Group, Serena Software, and others have radically changed the way they build, test, and deploy software—almost exclusively using cloud computing to power their development processes. Some teams report benefits of 75% faster development cycles with 70% lower operating costs. Brian White provides specifics on which application workloads are ideal for the cloud model and how the use of cloud computing supports Agile development practices.