Testing in the Clouds

Wednesday, November 7, 2012: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Many organizations are evaluating and migrating toward cloud computing solutions.  For the testing community, it is very important to become familiar with some of the cloud reference architectures and terminologies, so appropriate testing support can be provided.  The National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) Cloud Computing Reference Architecture is used for this presentation and forms the foundation for many organizations cloud initiatives.  Steven will also share the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) cloud reference model to explain different perspectives.  Testing in the cloud has different considerations based upon service models, hosting and overall objectives, from more traditional IT environments.  The session is interactive and uses real-life practical scenarios to emphasize cultural perspectives for testers.

  • Gain a general awareness of cloud reference architectures and why they are important
  • Understand where testing fits into the cloud ecosystem
  • Explore the fast moving cloud environment as efforts are made to better align standards and best practices.