Mr. Xia Wei, Cloud Computing Architect of Beyondsoft (Shanghai) made a detailed introduction to the future of software R&D at Tech • Ed 2011, held last October 11 at the Beijing MasterCard Center (formerly the Wukesong Indoor Stadium) and October 12-13 at the Beijing International Hotel.
Cloud computing is currently the buzz word, and many service providers are concerned about it. For it is said that cloud computing can reduce costs and promote business agility. What kind of value can cloud computing bring about in the field of software development? In his presentation, Mr. Xia pointed out that enterprise software development can usually obtain the following advantages by using development and test cloud:
- Protect security of data anytime and anywhere;
- Isolate work and personal information;
- Ensure project management consistency.
- Fulfill on-demand supply of hardware resources;
- Control project costs at real time;
- Simplify the configuration and use of TFS.
There are a number of Cloud computing services presently available but the most widely used are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
The basic deployment steps of development and test cloud includes:
- Basic data center;
- Virtualized facilities;
- Software support platform;
- Development and test cloud;
- Debugging, optimization and integration.
The Tech • Ed 2011 focuses on how consumer-oriented IT technology influences people to be on the fashion forefront, be it in terms of their work or lifestyle. Likewise, it allows the technical elite to understand how to gain the best Windows applications and experience for their clients’ devices by using Microsoft cloud services and development tools, and be updated with Microsoft's most cutting-edge products and solutions.
Tech • Ed is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. It began in 1989, has brought unparalleled value to enterprises and individuals, and quickly became one of the grand academic activities for software developers in several locations around the world.