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Voke Research & Skytap Webinar: Virtual and Cloud Based Labs

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Voke analyst Theresa Lanowitz and her team recently conducted an independent survey of over 500 participants from both technology and non-technology companies of varying sizes to explore their use of virtual and cloud-based labs and the results they experience.

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Voke Research & Skytap Webinar: Virtual and Cloud Based Labs

  1. 1. ◉Web Premiere Market SnapshotTM Report: Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Theresa Lanowitz voke Founder 2 December, 2014
  2. 2. ◉Agenda • Trends • Embracing Virtual and Cloud-based Labs • voke Research Data – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs - The Problem - The Solution – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs - ROI – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs • Net/Net © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  3. 3. ๏ Trends © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  4. 4. ◉Current Reality © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  5. 5. ◉Why Are Software Failures Making Headlines? • Economy - Is your budget expanding, declining, or remaining flat? • Faster, faster, faster - Does your organization prioritize speed-to-market at the exclusion of cost and quality? • Old technology - Are you up to date on the latest version of your testing platform? - Are you using new technologies to increase your productivity? © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  6. 6. ๏ Embracing Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  7. 7. ◉ Virtual and Cloud-based Labs – Definition Virtual and Cloud-based Labs – The creation of a virtual instance of a physical environment to enable anyone to access a virtual equivalent of any environment on demand at any time without the need to wait for a physical machine set-up or additional hardware. Cloud and virtual labs offer the server virtualization equivalent for the dev/test use case. © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  8. 8. ◉The Need for Virtual and Cloud-based Labs Nine Market Forces and Trends 1. Cost, quality, schedule complexity 2. Release frequency and parallel development 3. Immediate defect reproduction 4. Proliferation of mobile devices and platforms 5. Internet of things 6. Demand for quality 7. Global workforce and on-demand access 8. Budgetary constraints 9. Desire for simplicity © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs– August 2014
  9. 9. ๏ voke Research Data – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  10. 10. ◉Survey Methodology • Conducted by voke from March – June 2014 • Interviews on-line and in-person (over 500 participants) • Survey participation is anonymous • Responses are confidential • Question types - Multiple choice - Check all that apply - Open-ended Thank you to all survey participants! © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  11. 11. ๏ The Problem © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  12. 12. ◉Environment – Definition Environment – the collection of hardware and software used by development and testing for pre-production purposes. Environment examples include: development, QA/test, regression test, system test, UAT, production reference, performance, pre-production, staging, archive of current release, maintenance, etc. © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  13. 13. ◉Waiting for Environments – Availability © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. 63% Development work delayed while waiting Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014 68% QA work delayed while waiting
  14. 14. ◉Access to Lab Environments – Scheduling 46% Required to schedule access to labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  15. 15. ◉Lab Access – Wait Time 18 Wait Time to Access Lab Participant Percentages On Demand 19% 1-3 Hours 5% 4-5 Hours 5% 1 Day 14% 2 Days 11% 3 Days 10% 1 Week 10% 2 Weeks 9% 3 Weeks 10% 1 Month 4% 2 Months to 1 Year 3% © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. days average wait Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs– August 2014
  16. 16. ◉Lab Configuration Time – Dev and QA/Test © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. 14 days average setup for dev Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs– August 2014 Development Setup Time Participant Percentages Immediate 9% 30 minutes or less 9% 1 hour 10% 2-3 hours 8% 4-6 hours 9% 1 day 17% 2 days 8% 3 days 5% 1 week 12% 2-3 weeks 7% 1 month or more 6% QA/Test Setup Time Participant Percentages Immediate 4% 30 minutes or less 10% 1 hour 15% 2-3 hours 8% 4-6 hours 7% 1 day 17% 2 days 7% 3 days 7% 1 week 9% 2-3 weeks 10% 1 month or more 6% 12 days average setup for QA/Test
  17. 17. ◉Lab Access – Restrictions © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014 43% Lab access restrictions 14 Day average time limit for lab use
  18. 18. ◉The Problem – Shrinking Lab © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs– August 2014
  19. 19. ◉Physical Labs – Average Cost $12Million average per lab © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs– August 2014
  20. 20. ๏ The Solution – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  21. 21. ◉ Virtual and Cloud-based Labs – Adoption Length of Use Participant Percentages Less than 1 year 21% Between 1 to 2 years 25% Between 2 to 3 years 28% Between 3 to 4 years 8% Between 4 to 5 years 4% More than 5 years 14% Virtual and cloud-based labs are preferred © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. 54% Virtual and cloud-based labs used more than 2 years Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014 over generic cloud solutions for development and test labs to gain the full benefit of an “out of box” solution customized to deliver full featured on-demand access for development and test lab use scenarios.
  22. 22. ◉ Virtual and Cloud-based Labs – Use Nature of Use Participant Percentages Pilot project 20% Project-based 35% Departmental 27% Available via center of excellence (CoE) 17% Enterprise-wide 27% Accessible to third party offshore teams 10% Accessible to entire software supply chain including third party partners and suppliers 6% © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014 62% Project and departmental 44% CoE or Enterprise-wide 16% Third-party access
  23. 23. ◉ Virtual and Cloud-based Labs – Benefits Benefits of Cloud and Virtual Labs Participant Percentages On-demand access to environments 58% Reduced capital expenditures (CAPEX) 53% Reduced operational expenditures (OPEX) 46% Consistent environments as close to production as possible for testing with no time constraints Sufficient environments available for parallel development 40% Eliminate defects prior to production 39% Improved availability of maintenance environments 38% The ability to test in an isolated environment outside of a development or production environment Improved audits and compliance 33% Efficient defect reproduction 31% Improved time-to-market 31% Less dependencies on other organizations to create and maintain a lab environment Configuration files under version control (“ configuration as code” ) 18% Improved relationships with other functional groups 16% © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. 41% 38% 30% Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  24. 24. ๏ ROI – Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  25. 25. ◉ROI – Before and After Virtual and Cloud-based Labs Before Virtual and Cloud-based Labs After Virtual and Cloud-based Labs © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014 41% Provisioning time 2 weeks – 3 months 75% Provisioning time 1 day or less
  26. 26. ◉ROI – Reduced Defect Reproduction Time © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  27. 27. ◉ROI – Reduced Production Defects © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  28. 28. ◉ROI – Reduced Total Defects © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  29. 29. ◉ROI – Increased Platforms Tested © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  30. 30. ◉ROI – Increased Versions Tested © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  31. 31. ◉ROI – Increased Test Coverage © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  32. 32. ◉ROI – Increased Tests Executed © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  33. 33. ◉ROI – Reduced Test Cycle Times © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited. Source: voke Market SnapshotTM Report: Cloud and Virtual Labs – August 2014
  34. 34. ๏ Net/Net © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  35. 35. ◉Net/Net • Consequences of software failures are real • Embrace virtual and cloud-based labs to manage cost, quality, and schedule • Virtual and cloud-based lab solutions deliver double digit improvements in - Reduced time to reproduce defects - Reduced defects entering production - Reduced total defects - Increased platforms tested - Increased versions tested - Increased test coverage - Increased number of tests executed - Reduced testing cycles • Virtual and cloud-based lab solutions offer a purpose-built dev/test lab © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  36. 36. Thank You!!! © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  37. 37. ๏ Q&A © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  38. 38. ◉ voke Contact voke, inc. 2248 Meridian Boulevard Suite H Minden, NV 89423 P: +1.866.895.9045 W: www.vokeinc.com T: @vokeinc © 2014 voke media, llc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution are prohibited.
  39. 39. Full On-Demand Webinar Click Here: http://bit.ly/vokeresearch © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited

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