Where to Begin, How to Begin?
When developers need to start playing with new technologies, or testing against requirements, they can’t just begin. Setting up in preparation for a new deployment requires both time and effort: Machines, OS versions, frameworks… It all needs to be arranged, provisioned and/or reserved. This can take much longer than the actual test, and often yields a much higher error rate.
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About Alex Entrekin
As CloudShare’s Business Development Manager, Alex is the (super) everyman for CloudShare’s partners and customers. He moves between development, sales and operations to ensure that everything up in the cloud makes it down to earth. Alex earned a law degree from the UCLA School of Law and has experience building out early stage businesses in tech, specialty finance, and sports. A former professional baseball player, he spends some weekends playing catcher for the San Francisco Pelicans, one of two San Francisco franchises in the Bay Area's 1880's style baseball league.
Posts by Alex Entrekin
As software continues to “eat the world”, everything in the development and deployment process is scrutinized and subjected to automation. Whether you find this revolutionary or business as usual, it’s worth considering: What can be automated?
Last week we began comparing CloudShare’s virtual labs to general purpose systems like Azure IaaS, pointing out the key features of a virtual lab: automated provisioning, saving, clone, suspension and sharing of full IT environments. This enables full system tests on-demand and automates many tedious IT and configuration tasks. This week we discuss how this automation also makes the lab much more cost-effective than a patchwork solution built from IaaS like Azure.
Over the next few weeks, we will discuss CloudShare’s place in the cloud. Our goal is to sharpen the contradictions among these platforms, explain the benefits of virtual labs and highlight CloudShare’s unique features. First, let’s compare Azure dev/test VMs to virtual lab management in CloudShare.
CloudShare is excited to announce a powerful new plug-in, CloudShare for Eclipse. It provides access to CloudShare environments and features directly from the Eclipse toolbar, enabling hybrid workflows that combine the best of Eclipse with the flexibility and power of the cloud.