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CONTINUOUS VALIDATION - HOW IS IT DONE? - PART 2: VALIDATION

CONTINUOUS VALIDATION - HOW IS IT DONE? - PART 2: VALIDATION

This blog post is Part 2 in this series. What are the key steps involved in continuously validating a Cloud App? (click here for Part 1). 

The above diagram depicts the key elements of a Continuous Validation Program for a Cloud App. One has to bear in mind that the underlying IaaS and PaaS infrastructure is constantly changing. In fact, the Cloud App itself is continuously changing. In the new cloud world very rarely you are given the option of pinning to an "ancient" version. Thus this Continuous Validation Framework is designed to mitigate these risks and ensure that your cloud app is maintained in a validated state.

Dashboards & Metrics: A Clear Window into Real-time Validation

Dashboards & Metrics: A Clear Window into Real-time Validation

Most important and time consuming piece of any validation stack are test scripts (Installation, Operational, Performance, etc..), test executions and test results.  Validation is all about authoring test scripts, executing and documenting test results.   Whether testing is manual or automated, a lot of data is collected during validation.  Only in rare cases, one will be able to obtain real-time data on test execution, testing deviations or test coverages.  Such information will enable more efficient management of validation efforts and reduce costs.  A well designed system will provide useful dashboards and metrics to project managers as well as validation personnel.