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Surgient Webinar to Discuss Virtualization for Build Management and QA
Surgient, the market leader of self-service virtualization automation and lab management, today announced a Webinar, hosted by the IBM Global Rational Users Group, entitled, “Self-Serve Virtual Machines for Build Management and QA – Automatically Provision and Tear Down Virtual Resources.” Scheduled for Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 12 p.m. ET and featuring Surgient Director of Product Management Mike Andren, the Webinar will discuss the use of self-service virtual machines to reduce the time and costs of deployment without compromising software quality.

Some of the most prevalent barriers in the enterprise software development process are the significant time and costs associated with scheduling, setting up, tearing down and tracking a wide variety of build/test environments. In fact, the time spent provisioning these unique environments can easily consume 50 percent or more of the build/test cycle.

Users of IBM Rational BuildForge and the new IBM Rational Quality Manager now have the ability to leverage fully integrated self-serve virtual machines throughout the build/QA cycle via the Surgient Virtual Automation Platform. With automated software testing solutions that provide both scheduled and on-demand provisioning, automated setup/teardown and additional reporting tools, QA and IT professionals eliminate tedious administrative tasks and free up more time for focused testing, ultimately resulting in reduced costs and higher quality software. The use of IT virtualization for the build/QA cycle enables the provisioning of multiple instances of the same environment in order to run numerous builds and tests in parallel.

Attendees of this Webinar will learn how to:

  • Locate and deploy virtual build/test resources from within Rational BuildForge and Rational Quality Manager;
  • Automatically and reliably provision complex, multi-machine build/test configurations;
  • Maintain an easy-to-navigate, comprehensive library of known-good test configurations and customer/production environments;
  • Securely request and access environments for build processing and manual or automated testing from a Web browser worldwide (24x7); and
  • Leverage standard reports, or author custom reports with third-party SQL tools, to accurately measure and track test lab resource use.

What: “Self-Serve Virtual Machines for Build Management and QA – Automatically Provision and Tear Down Virtual Resources” Webinar

When: Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 p.m. Eastern Time / 11 a.m. Central Time / 9 a.m. Pacific Time

Speaker: Mike Andren, director of product management, Surgient

Register at:

About the Speaker

Andren is an accomplished software professional with more than 10 years experience designing, developing and marketing high-volume Web applications. Prior to joining Surgient, Andren was director of product management of Certus Software, a corporate governance leader.

Published Tuesday, December 09, 2008 6:45 PM by David Marshall
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