6 Emerging Software Testing Trends that will Rule 2018

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Software testing industry has witnessed a tremendous evolution in the last few years. The methodologies and practices of software testing are on a continuous transformation. With the incessant need for QA, software testing industry is coming up with more intellectual trends in the coming year. In this infographic, we will discuss the emerging software testing trends that will rule 2018.

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Data Center as a Service Is the Way of the Future

Article | July 16, 2022

Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) is a hosting service that gives clients access to actual data center infrastructure and amenities. Through a Wide-Area Network, DCaaS enables clients to remotely access the provider's storage, server, and networking capabilities (WAN). Businesses can tackle their on-site data center's logistical and financial issues by outsourcing to a service provider. Many enterprises rely on DCaaS to overcome the physical constraints of their on-site infrastructure or to offload the hosting and management of non-mission-critical applications. Businesses that require robust data management solutions but lack the necessary internal resources can adopt DCaaS. DCaaS is the perfect answer for companies that are struggling with a lack of IT help or a lack of funding for system maintenance. Added benefits data Center as a Service allows businesses to be independent of their physical infrastructure: A single-provider API Data centers without Staff Effortlessly handle the influx of data Data centers in regions with more stable climates Data Center as a Service helps democratize the data center itself, allowing companies that could never afford the huge investments that have gotten us this far to benefit from these developments. This is perhaps the most important, as Infrastructure-as-a-Service enables smaller companies to get started without a huge investment. Conclusion Data center as a service (DCaaS) enables clients to access a data center remotely and its features, whereas data center services might include complete management of an organization's on-premises infrastructure resources. IT can be outsourced using data center services to manage an organization's network, storage, computing, cloud, and maintenance. The infrastructure of many businesses is outsourced to increase operational effectiveness, size, and cost-effectiveness. It might be challenging to manage your existing infrastructure while keeping up with the pace of innovation, but it's critical to be on the cutting edge of technology. Organizations may stay future-ready by working with a vendor that can supply DCaaS and data center services.

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Enhancing Rack-Level Security to Enable Rapid Innovation

Article | July 11, 2022

IT and data center administrators are under pressure to foster quicker innovation. For workers and customers to have access to digital experiences, more devices must be deployed, and larger enterprise-to-edge networks must be managed. The security of distributed networks has suffered as a result of this rapid growth, though. Some colocation providers can install custom locks for your cabinet if necessary due to the varying compliance standards and security needs for distinct applications. However, physical security measures are still of utmost importance because theft and social engineering can affect hardware as well as data. Risk Companies Face Remote IT work continue on the long run Attacking users is the easiest way into networks IT may be deploying devices with weak controls When determining whether rack-level security is required, there are essentially two critical criteria to take into account. The first is the level of sensitivity of the data stored, and the second is the importance of the equipment in a particular rack to the facility's continuing functioning. Due to the nature of the data being handled and kept, some processes will always have a higher risk profile than others. Conclusion Data centers must rely on a physically secure perimeter that can be trusted. Clients, in particular, require unwavering assurance that security can be put in place to limit user access and guarantee that safety regulations are followed. Rack-level security locks that ensure physical access limitations are crucial to maintaining data center space security. Compared to their mechanical predecessors, electronic rack locks or "smart locks" offer a much more comprehensive range of feature-rich capabilities.

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Infrastructure Lifecycle Management Best Practices

Article | June 10, 2022

As your organization scales, inevitably, so too will its infrastructure needs. From physical spaces to personnel, devices to applications, physical security to cybersecurity – all these resources will continue to grow to meet the changing needs of your business operations. To manage your changing infrastructure throughout its entire lifecycle, your organization needs to implement a robust infrastructure lifecycle management program that’s designed to meet your particular business needs. In particular, IT asset lifecycle management (ITALM) is becoming increasingly important for organizations across industries. As threats to organizations’ cybersecurity become more sophisticated and successful cyberattacks become more common, your business needs (now, more than ever) to implement an infrastructure lifecycle management strategy that emphasizes the security of your IT infrastructure. In this article, we’ll explain why infrastructure management is important. Then we’ll outline steps your organization can take to design and implement a program and provide you with some of the most important infrastructure lifecycle management best practices for your business. What Is the Purpose of Infrastructure Lifecycle Management? No matter the size or industry of your organization, infrastructure lifecycle management is a critical process. The purpose of an infrastructure lifecycle management program is to protect your business and its infrastructure assets against risk. Today, protecting your organization and its customer data from malicious actors means taking a more active approach to cybersecurity. Simply put, recovering from a cyber attack is more difficult and expensive than protecting yourself from one. If 2020 and 2021 have taught us anything about cybersecurity, it’s that cybercrime is on the rise and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. As risks to cybersecurity continue to grow in number and in harm, infrastructure lifecycle management and IT asset management are becoming almost unavoidable. In addition to protecting your organization from potential cyberattacks, infrastructure lifecycle management makes for a more efficient enterprise, delivers a better end user experience for consumers, and identifies where your organization needs to expand its infrastructure. Some of the other benefits that come along with comprehensive infrastructure lifecycle management program include: More accurate planning; Centralized and cost-effective procurement; Streamlined provisioning of technology to users; More efficient maintenance; Secure and timely disposal. A robust infrastructure lifecycle management program helps your organization to keep track of all the assets running on (or attached to) your corporate networks. That allows you to catalog, identify and track these assets wherever they are, physically and digitally. While this might seem simple enough, infrastructure lifecycle management and particularly ITALM has become more complex as the diversity of IT assets has increased. Today organizations and their IT teams are responsible for managing hardware, software, cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and connected device or IoT assets. As the number of IT assets under management has soared for most organizations in the past decade, a comprehensive and holistic approach to infrastructure lifecycle management has never been more important. Generally speaking, there are four major stages of asset lifecycle management. Your organization’s infrastructure lifecycle management program should include specific policies and processes for each of the following steps: Planning. This is arguably the most important step for businesses and should be conducted prior to purchasing any assets. During this stage, you’ll need to identify what asset types are required and in what number; compile and verify the requirements for each asset; and evaluate those assets to make sure they meet your service needs. Acquisition and procurement. Use this stage to identify areas for purchase consolidation with the most cost-effective vendors, negotiate warranties and bulk purchases of SaaS and cloud infrastructure assets. This is where lack of insights into actual asset usage can potentially result in overpaying for assets that aren’t really necessary. For this reason, timely and accurate asset data is crucial for effective acquisition and procurement. Maintenance, upgrades and repair. All assets eventually require maintenance, upgrades and repairs. A holistic approach to infrastructure lifecycle management means tracking these needs and consolidating them into a single platform across all asset types. Disposal. An outdated or broken asset needs to be disposed of properly, especially if it contains sensitive information. For hardware, assets that are older than a few years are often obsolete, and assets that fall out of warranty are typically no longer worth maintaining. Disposal of cloud infrastructure assets is also critical because data stored in the cloud can stay there forever. Now that we’ve outlined the purpose and basic stages of infrastructure lifecycle management, it’s time to look at the steps your organization can take to implement it.

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The Drive with Direction: The Path of Enterprise IT Infrastructure

Article | June 6, 2022

Introduction It is hard to manage a modern firm without a convenient and adaptable IT infrastructure. When properly set up and networked, technology can improve back-office processes, increase efficiency, and simplify communication. IT infrastructure can be utilized to supply services or resources both within and outside of a company, as well as to its customers. IT infrastructure when adequately deployed aids organizations in achieving their objectives and increasing profits. IT infrastructure is made up of numerous components that must be integrated for your company's infrastructure to be coherent and functional. These components work in unison to guarantee that your systems and business as a whole run smoothly. Enterprise IT Infrastructure Trends Consumption-based pricing models are becoming more popular among enterprise purchasers, a trend that began with software and has now spread to hardware. This transition from capital to operational spending lowers risk, frees up capital, and improves flexibility. As a result, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues increased by 53% from 2015 to 2016, making them the fastest-growing cloud and infrastructure services segments. The transition to as-a-service models is significant given that a unit of computing or storage in the cloud can be quite cheaper in terms of the total cost of ownership than a unit on-premises. While businesses have been migrating their workloads to the public cloud for years, there has been a new shift among large corporations. Many companies, including Capital One, GE, Netflix, Time Inc., and others, have downsized or removed their private data centers in favor of shifting their operations to the cloud. Cybersecurity remains a high priority for the C-suite and the board of directors. Attacks are increasing in number and complexity across all industries, with 80% of technology executives indicating that their companies are unable to construct a robust response. Due to lack of cybersecurity experts, many companies can’t get the skills they need on the inside, so they have to use managed security services. Future of Enterprise IT Infrastructure Companies can adopt the 'As-a-Service' model to lower entry barriers and begin testing future innovations on the cloud's basis. Domain specialists in areas like healthcare and manufacturing may harness AI's potential to solve some of their businesses' most pressing problems. Whether in a single cloud or across several clouds, businesses want an architecture that can expand to support the rapid evolution of their apps and industry for decades. For enterprise-class visibility and control across all clouds, the architecture must provide a common control plane that supports native cloud Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) as well as enhanced networking and security features. Conclusion The scale of disruption in the IT infrastructure sector is unparalleled, presenting enormous opportunities and hazards for industry stakeholders and their customers. Technology infrastructure executives must restructure their portfolios and rethink their go-to-market strategies to drive growth. They should also invest in the foundational competencies required for long-term success, such as digitization, analytics, and agile development. Data center companies that can solve the industry's challenges, as well as service providers that can scale quickly without limits and provide intelligent outcome-based models. This helps their clients achieve their business objectives through a portfolio of 'As-a-Service' models, will have a bright future.

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Scale Computing Named Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for Second Year

Scale Computing | June 08, 2022

Scale Computing, an industry leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyper-converged technologies, has been selected as a Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 2022. Customers' Choice is a Gartner Peer Insights distinction based on feedback and ratings from end-users who have purchased, implemented, and/or used Scale Computing technologies. "Being recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for the second consecutive year is highly gratifying because customer success continues to be Scale Computing's top priority. We engineer our IT infrastructure platform to be simple to manage while leveraging our patented self-healing technology to maintain maximum uptime for all applications. The award-winning Scale Computing IT infrastructure platform eliminates complexity, lowers costs, and frees up management time. Customers at organizations of all sizes, across every vertical, appreciate this innovation, and we're very proud of this recognition from our customers on Gartner Peer Insights." Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing The IT infrastructure platform from Scale Computing is easy to implement and administer, and it allows customers to scale up and down effortlessly as their business grows. Scale Computing HyperCore software keeps vital applications operating even when hardware components or entire appliances fail. "We've now had Scale Computing implemented with our SCADA environment, and couldn't be happier. It is working wonderfully, and the ease of administration is a blessing. Our live environment has been working for almost 2 years now and we've had no issues. Support has been great for answering questions regarding security and network segmentation. Scale Computing makes things so much easier than the old VM solutions. Thanks again!" -Infrastructure and Operations Administrator in the government sector "We have had a very positive experience with Scale Computing. We migrated from Hyper-V and didn't experience any real issues in the transition. We used their recommended method of migrating the VMs, Scale Computing Move, which uses Carbonite Migrate. This worked well on all our Windows-based VMs.… Our goal in switching to Scale Computing was to reduce management time and have excellent customer service if ever needed. Scale Computing has fulfilled both these goals." -IT Director, consumer goods industry. This Customers' Choice award is based on thorough input from 198 customer ratings across several hyper-converged infrastructure software vendors over the last 18 months. The average score for Scale Computing is 4.7 out of 5.

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Nutanix Named a 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software and Distributed Files and Object Storage

Nutanix | May 24, 2022

Nutanix , a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, announced today that it has been named a Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software (HCI) for the fourth consecutive year and for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for the second consecutive year. Nutanix believes these distinctions showcase the strong value of Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Nutanix Unified Storage, which provide customers with simple and flexible software solutions and unique and seamless storage offerings. “We are incredibly appreciative to see our customers tell our story through product reviews on Gartner Peer Insights. These repeat distinctions validate our focus on the complete customer experience for IT, even as we add new differentiated value to the Nutanix Cloud Platform.” Lee Caswell, Senior Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing at Nutanix The Customers’ Choice recognition is based on detailed feedback from customer ratings over an 18-month period, ending February 28, 2022 for HCI and January 31, 2022 for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. NCI holds an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5, and Nutanix Unified Storage holds an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5.* NCI provides a complete software solution including virtual compute, storage and networking for virtual machines and containers, that can be deployed in private data centers on the hardware of a customer’s choice or in public clouds with built-in resilience, self-healing, performance, disaster recovery capabilities, and security. Running NCI on public cloud enables customers to accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud for agility, elasticity, and application modernization while maintaining the operational efficiency of a unified cloud environment with common management and policies across clouds. Nutanix Unified Storage delivers distributed and software defined storage for multiple protocols (volumes, files, objects) to support a variety of workloads deployed anywhere – private, public, or hybrid cloud – with license portability in between. Nutanix provides customers with the unique ability to use block, files, and object storage on the same platform. A single point of management for all storage resources eliminates complexity of multiple interfaces and enables non-storage experts to handle most day-to-day storage and data management tasks. Intelligent analytics integrated into the solution provide data visibility and deep insights for governance and security of data. About Nutanix Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes. Organizations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location for their hybrid multicloud environments. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on social media @nutanix.

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Dell Technologies Storage Software Innovations Power New Levels of Automation, Security and Multi-Cloud Flexibility

Dell Technologies | May 04, 2022

Dell Technologies is enhancing software across its industry-leading1 storage portfolio, driving increased intelligence, automation, cyber resiliency and multi-cloud flexibility. "Organizations all over the world look to Dell to help them move faster while turning their data into a competitive advantage," said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. "We're delivering major software innovation across our portfolio to help customers make the most of their data and resources." Introducing Dell storage software innovations More than 500 software advancements across Dell PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex deliver faster data insights, better multi-cloud data control and increased cyber resiliency at no cost to existing customers. These advancements are the latest examples of Dell storage software innovation following the introduction of Project Alpine, which will bring the enterprise capacity, performance and protection of Dell storage software to public clouds. "IQVIA uses the power of data science to help customers accelerate clinical development and healthcare outcomes," said Ken Boyer, director of global storage, IQVIA. "Driving transformative outcomes requires an infrastructure partner just as focused on innovation. Dell Technologies storage delivers the automation, security, performance and scale we need as we reimagine life sciences." Dell PowerStore, the fastest ramping new architecture in company history, will deliver up to a 50%2 mixed workload performance boost and up to 66%3 greater capacity. Customers can better plan business continuity strategies with software-only high availability metro replication configured in as few as five clicks. Additional software advancements make it possible for organizations to: Better support and secure file workloads with file level retention, native file replication and support for third-party file monitoring and ransomware protection. Take advantage of deeper VMware integrations including improved VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ (vVols) latency and performance plus simplified disaster recovery with vVols replication, VM-level snapshots and fast clones. Maximize performance of new hardware with end-to-end NVMe support and increased networking speeds. Dell PowerMax, the world's most secure, mission-critical storage,4 will introduce cyber resiliency advancements including cyber vaults for traditional and mainframe deployments. CloudIQ ransomware capabilities help detect cyberattacks early to minimize exposure and speed recovery. 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PowerFlex simplifies multi-cloud and DevOps with the broadest file and block8 support for all major Kubernetes and container orchestration platforms from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware. Additional updates allow customers to: Realize greater TCO savings by consolidating traditional and containerized workloads using unified block and file storage services across bare metal and virtualized deployments. Simplify PowerFlex deployment through NVMe-over-TCP connectivity with consistent standards-based storage networking. Streamline operations with new unified compute, storage and system lifecycle management capabilities within PowerFlex Manager software. "Organizations are increasingly seeking IT infrastructure that delivers a cloud-like experience wherever their data lives," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. 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Scale Computing Named Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for Second Year

Scale Computing | June 08, 2022

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Dell Technologies Storage Software Innovations Power New Levels of Automation, Security and Multi-Cloud Flexibility

Dell Technologies | May 04, 2022

Dell Technologies is enhancing software across its industry-leading1 storage portfolio, driving increased intelligence, automation, cyber resiliency and multi-cloud flexibility. "Organizations all over the world look to Dell to help them move faster while turning their data into a competitive advantage," said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman and co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. "We're delivering major software innovation across our portfolio to help customers make the most of their data and resources." Introducing Dell storage software innovations More than 500 software advancements across Dell PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex deliver faster data insights, better multi-cloud data control and increased cyber resiliency at no cost to existing customers. 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Additional software advancements make it possible for organizations to: Better support and secure file workloads with file level retention, native file replication and support for third-party file monitoring and ransomware protection. Take advantage of deeper VMware integrations including improved VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™ (vVols) latency and performance plus simplified disaster recovery with vVols replication, VM-level snapshots and fast clones. Maximize performance of new hardware with end-to-end NVMe support and increased networking speeds. Dell PowerMax, the world's most secure, mission-critical storage,4 will introduce cyber resiliency advancements including cyber vaults for traditional and mainframe deployments. CloudIQ ransomware capabilities help detect cyberattacks early to minimize exposure and speed recovery. 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