CloudShare Labs Offers Self-Service App Development, Testing
CloudShare announced CloudShare Labs, which delivers self-service application development and testing.CloudShare, a provider of virtual environments in the cloud, has announced CloudShare Labs, a new self-service solution for agile application development and testing. CloudShare officials said the solution expands the company's platform to meet the growing demand for customized IT environments. CloudShare Labs is the newest of CloudShare's integrated suite of self-service solutions for creating, customizing and sharing virtual environments for a range of business needs, including development and testing, sales and marketing, and virtual training. Business groups across the enterprise constantly compete for access to IT resources customized for their specific objectives, according to CloudShare. A recent Gartner report indicates that through 2015, only 10 percent of infrastructure and operations organizations will be able to deliver the speed of change required by the business processes they enable. "There continues to be consistent demand for self-service development and test environments for internal developers as a prime use case for enterprises' cloud efforts," Aneel Lakhani, research director for virtualization and cloud at Gartner, told eWEEK. "The retirement of VMware's Lab Manager product has driven interest in alternatives and opened the doors to other vendors focusing on that use case via on-premises software and also via external cloud-based offerings."
"Limited and slow access to infrastructure causes delays in release cycles and puts testing at risk of being incomplete, resulting in bugs in production. Lack of access to IT infrastructure and the limitation of existing solutions remain huge barriers to rapid innovation," said Zvi Guterman, CEO of CloudShare, in a statement. "With CloudShare Labs, application development and testing organizations work faster and companies will find a competitive advantage by gaining access to IT resources at the speed of development."