The Inherent Complexities of Building Cloud Applications
Mike Vizard recently wrote:
As cloud computing evolves, it’s becoming clear that most applications in the future are going to be composite by definition. Instead of depending on a set of well-defined services running on a local server, they will rely increasingly on any number of remote services in the cloud. But building those kinds of composite applications can be problematic because it’s not like a developer can call the providers of those services and ask them for time on their machine in order to see how well their application performs.
It’s difficult enough to ask an IT operations team for server time to build a composite application that, for example, may call on a COBOL service running on a mainframe. In the age of the cloud, it is almost an impossibility to get that kind of access. Service virtualization allows the developer team to create a virtual instance of that service that allows them to get a much better understanding of how their cloud application is going to perform in the real world.
Read the complete The Inherent Complexities of Building Cloud Applications article to learn more about how service virtualization can reduce the high risks associated with cloud applications. For white paper, videos, and other information on service virtualization, visit Parasoft's service virtualization resource center.
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