Quality assurance is an important aspect for any industry that really values offering quality services and products to its clients and consumers. To maintain high quality standards in production of goods (any type of product from FMCG to engineering/medical/domain specific finished goods), QC process is required. Automating this process by means of software application reduces the turnaround time, the associated paperwork, gives higher profits and reduces errors.
Virtualization is a broad IT concept that helps enterprises manage their hardware and software. This does not mean it is only related to and beneficial for IT enterprises. Any non-IT company can also use virtualization for its requirements.
Virtualization simply means creating and maintaining a virtual version of something that is not real. You can virtualize your hardware, software, server, operating system, and more.
Cloud is everywhere. Everybody is talking about cloud computing. Some are talking about benefits and some are reiterating security concerns. But the truth is that we are finding it hard to ignore cloud. We just cannot resist it. In fact, if you are not a cloud user today, you will be one tomorrow. You will be using cloud hosting services. There are far too many lucrative benefits to cloud to let go of it.
Cloud computing has the market divided into two groups. There are the proponents of cloud and then there are the opponents of cloud. The cloud proponents have always sung praises about cloud’s scalability, ease of deployment, and reduced cost of IT ownership. But the opponents have always cautioned against security issues of cloud. And with Amazon’s not-so-distant cloud outage, concerns over cloud’s dependability and security have once again reared their head.
The end of April 2011 witnessed an interesting event. Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service was struck by a large scale outage that lasted for 4 long days. While Amazon scampered around to deal with the worst outage in cloud’s history, the world watched on with fascinated horror. Nobody had ever thought that a cloud computing giant like Amazon would encounter an outage. But it did and it took down almost 70 sites with it including bigwigs like FourSquare, Reddit, Quora, parts of New York Times, and more.