Monday, April 26, 2010

CTOEdge: Crosscheck Models Cloud Computing Performance

"One of the biggest problems with cloud computing is that IT organizations are hesitant to move an application into the cloud when they don’t know what to expect in terms of performance.  Crosscheck Networks intends to help IT organizations overcome that uncertainty with a new modeling tool for cloud computing called CloudPort. " Mike Vizard, CTOEdge
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Monday, April 12, 2010

SOA-Cloud Testing: CloudPort simulates data-center to cloud migrations

In the absence of quantifiable data, enterprises are challenged to make well-informed choices when it comes to migrating to the cloud.  Instead, they often find themselves forced to make these strategic decisions based on ad-hoc or partial information.  This is a risky and unproductive approach, especially when typical migration process requires moving numerous components -- including databases, application servers, ESBs, identity stores, and BEPL orchestration engines -- to the cloud.  Once a full reference system is deployed, the behavior of the enterprise applications interacting with the cloud-based components must be tested -- using customized production code.  This is an expensive, time-consuming and potentially error-prone proposition.

With CloudPort, enterprises benefit by never having to touch production code -- while eliminating the substantial time, capital and IT staff resource expenses related to building a distinct cloud test environment.

For further information, see SD Times article:

For details on CloudPort, see: