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If you’ve used test case management tools before, you’ll understand that there are a range of products on the market. There are old standards that have been around since before the dawn of the World Wide Web, and there are relative market newcomers that offer different levels of ... (more)
Production Deployments Don't Have to Be a High Wire Act By Dalibor Siroky It's 3 am in California, and you are still awake trying to sort through a release process that has been delayed by several hours. The deployment to the main application cluster took several extra hours due ... (more)
How many people does it take to set up and tear down a test environment? If you ask this question and measure the effort required you might be surprised by the result. While organizations often focus on the hardware budget for test environments, the largest cost associated with t... (more)
You’d be surprised how often organizations insist on running a carbon-copy of a production network for a rarely-used staging environment; this is unnecessary. You don’t need a million-dollar staging environment sitting next to your production environment. You should control your ... (more)
While developers can sprint from idea to implementation in a matter of days, QA has struggled to keep up with this rapid pace due to a lack of standard test management software tools. The ability to track software requirements across the full software development lifecycle includ... (more)
Test environments cost money; this is the inescapable fact of test environment management. It can be difficult to justify the expense in your conversations with finance and management, especially if they lack a software development background. Businesses are often fine with dropp... (more)
Plutora Release Manager, the industry-leading platform, has received a vote of confidence from the release management community, with the announcement of Electric Cloud’s Top 20 Vendors in Release Management. Release Management Professionals Agree Electric Cloud operates the Relea... (more)
At Plutora we develop products we’re very proud of. We use our tools daily and actively gather internal feedback on ideas to improve our feature set. We believe in giving our customers the best web app experience out there. As our team grows and with the added logistics of our en... (more)
Plutora Closes $13.4 Million Growth Round SAN FRANCISCO – Dec 21, 2016 – Plutora, the market leader in enterprise release, test environment, and software quality management, today announced it had closed a $13.4m growth equity investment from Macquarie Capital. The investment wi... (more)
How much should you be spending on your test environments? How much is too much? How much should test environment cost? In this post, we outline a simplified model of a generic application running in the cloud. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) on-demand prices we calculate some pr... (more)
With software releases happening every week your teams need a more dynamic and intelligent test case management tool. You can’t afford to run every single test case every time a developer changes a line of code. It introduces delay, and it’s not an intelligent use of resources. ... (more)
Test Environment Managers are often asked to audit everything. If there is a question about budgets they need to quickly identify opportunities to reallocate infrastructure and environments. Hardware is expensive, and resources are limited so when a business looks at the numbers ... (more)
When I talk to people about environment management I’m surprised by the number of people who don’t understand how much they cost.  In a large organization it isn’t immediately obvious just how much a particular environment costs.  It isn’t like people announce how much a VM costs... (more)
What is an Environment? When we discuss Environment Management, we’re not thinking about simple systems.  An environment isn’t just a web server and a database.  Instead, we’re thinking about complex systems with a lot of moving parts.  For example, a large e-commerce website tha... (more)
Plutora is pleased to annouce our new Jenkins self-service adaptor. Jenkins has become the default enterprise standard for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). With the release of our new Plutora Jenkins adaptor, we bridge the gap of best of breed release & e... (more)
A magazine for software testing and quality professionals, TEST Magazine is read by over 10,700 members across Europe, the US, and South Asia. TEST Magazine’s unbiased, holistic and pragmatic viewpoint has made it the leading journal in its sector. In TEST Magazine’s announceme... (more)
Tailoring Release Management to Both Operations and Development Instead of adopting cookie-cutter solutions for release management based on static, flowchart-driven models, enterprises need purpose-built systems designed with a model that can be adapted to the needs of an individu... (more)
The rate of digital disruption is victimizing Fortune 500 companies in a way that has led to 52% of members of the list from 2000 to disappear due to mergers, acquisitions or bankruptcy. No Fortune 500 company wants to become the next Kodak, which was ranked 153rd on the list in ... (more)
If your organization has moved to a public or private cloud you’ve had the conversation about the scope of development environments. Should every developer get an environment in the cloud? Traditional test environment management has focused on QA and staging environments for the... (more)
Divergent Paths Require a Singular Solution “While much of the IT community is just now catching on to the bimodal IT reality, release managers have been steeped in the complexities of a dual-natured IT department. When multiple projects are integrating and transitioning from dev... (more)
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