Infrastructure Testing: The Ultimate “Shift Left”
Organizations worldwide are continually required to make significant investments in upgrading, re-engineering, and protecting their IT infrastructure. However, unlike application software development, many companies lack a structured quality assurance approach for infrastructure testing. Creating an infrastructure quality practice is an answer, but it's not without its challenges. However, if your company is interested in avoiding headline-grabbing outages, rooted in deployment problems with infrastructure—server, network, storage, middleware, telephony, hardware, IT security, cloud, virtual, and Data Center Ops—then come to this session. Carl Delmolino and Hitesh Patel explain how to identify and address infrastructure testing opportunities, how to build a diversely skilled infrastructure test team, and how to apply familiar SDLC testing process rigor to enterprise-level infrastructure change. When addressed effectively, infrastructure testing is risk mitigation at the far end of “left,” reduces organizational technical risk, and helps ensure higher system availability for employees and customers, alike.