Moving dev and test to the cloud provides a quick and easy way to realize significant benefits of Microsoft Azure. Organizations naturally prioritize their budget to keep production systems up and running. This results in development and test being underfunded and not adequately equipped. It is further complicated by differing infrastructure objectives; dev and test wants to be agile while operations wants to be deliberate. There can even be challenges between development groups and QA regarding resource allocation. Microsoft Azure provides a simple solution; move dev and test operations to the cloud and gain agility and budget flexibility while removing resource contention among the different groups in an organization. This session will explain the benefits of moving dev and test to Azure and will demonstrate a number of ways you can leverage Azure to support your organization’s dev and test initiatives.
Brian Minisi is a Sr. Architect and ALM Practice Lead for CEI. A Microsoft MVP and ALM Ranger, Brian is a frequent speaker at code camps and user groups. He is a contributor to DevProConnections where he has written articles and produced eLearning sessions. He has been working with Microsoft technologies since 1998 and has been working in .NET since 2001. He is passionate about architecture and all aspects of the application lifecycle.