Speaker: Steven Woodward, Cloud Perspectives

Steven Woodward is CEO of Cloud Perspectives, located in Ottawa, Ontario . He is a member of the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST) cloud computing working groups under the United States Department of Commerce. He is also an International Telecommunication Union expert in conjunction with the United Nations helping define and align cloud computing telecommunication models. Cloud Perspectives helped found the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) cloud computing cluster. He is a member of the Cloud Standards Customer Council with the Object Modeling Group (OMG) and associate with the TM Forum where he is helping define Cloud Metrics in conjunction with the International Software Measurement Association. Steven has two books being published on Cloud Computing in 2012 and is known for his logical, real-life perspectives that clarify the opportunities and challenges of advanced technologies.

Testing in the Clouds

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

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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.