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Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Test Automation

Flintstones or Jetsons? Jump Start Your Virtual Test Lab

The power of virtualization has made it easy and inexpensive to create multiple environments for testing. How you implement your virtualization strategy can boost not only the savings on physical gear and availability of test environments but also your testing productivity. Sharing his experience working through the evolution of Verisign’s virtual test lab, David Silk examines how a well-implemented virtual lab can push your testing productivity to new levels. Learn about the key practices to get a virtual test lab working like an advanced Jetson’s-style machine while avoiding the Flintstone's dinosaur approach. See how Verisign’s approach focuses on the whole environment—not just one virtual machine at a time. Learn where to start and how to build a virtual test lab that leverages the technology, ensures repeatability, and saves test engineers time and effort.  Don’t be a Flintstone!

David Silk, Verisign, Inc.

A passionate technologist with more than fifteen years of software development experience, David Silk is a systems assurance manager focused on building virtual lab infrastructure automation and test automation frameworks. David has been an engineer and manager in both configuration management and systems assurance.

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