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Spirent 2017 Predictions: The Top 5 Trends in Cloud and Virtualization Testing for 2017

VMblog Predictions 2017

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017.  Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Malathi Malla, Director, Product Marketing at Spirent

The Top 5 Trends in Cloud and Virtualization Testing for 2017

At Spirent, we have seen enterprises dance around the possibility of implementing Cloud and Virtualization technologies for a few years now.  We predict that this trend will continue and more implementations with occur when IT and NOC operators realize the benefits that Virtualization will bring, the ability to roll out virtual services allows for more agility in far reaching implementations.  Resources do not need to be in the data center, they can be located in far reaching, global locations. 

1.       More enterprises will move resources to the cloud and begin using virtual environments, as they can offer the ability to test for the scalability of new services before they are delivered.

2.       The use of containers will continue to rise for improving scale and performance usage, as many are learning that the use of containers is less data heavy than spinning up VMs.

3.       Hyperscale datacenters are increasingly becoming the powerhouse to host raw compute and storage capacity thereby optimizing their infrastructure workload realignment.

4.       Automation will be the key to speeding up deployments and the ability to orchestrate and scale out IT infrastructure. More companies are looking at advanced automation to boost efficiency.

5.       Regression testing and DevOps are taking off as well, with the expansion of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment orchestration tools.

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About the Author

Malathi Malla leads Cloud, Data Center and Virtualization segment for Spirent. Responsible for the Product Marketing, Technical Marketing, and Product Management, she drives go-to-market strategy across Cloud and IP solutions. She has over 14 years of hi-tech experience at both Silicon Valley start-ups and large companies including Citrix, IBM, Sterling Commerce (software division of AT&T), Comergent Technologies and NetOptics. Malathi also represents Spirent as Marketing prime through various open source communities like Open Networking Foundation and OpenDayLight.  

Malathi Malla
 

Published Monday, January 09, 2017 7:01 AM by David Marshall
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