Topic: broadcom

How service virtualization supports cloud computing: Key use cases

(First of two parts) Several weeks ago, a customer of the Broadcom Service Virtualization solution posed the following question: “Now that we’re moving to the cloud, do we still need Service Virtualization?”  The question struck me as odd. My sense is that this confusion probably stemmed from the misperception that, since cloud environments can be … continue reading

Optimize continuous delivery with continuous reliability

The 2021 State of DevOps report indicates that greater than 74% of organizations surveyed have Change Failure Rate (CFR) greater than 16% (the report provides a range from 16% to 30%). Of these, a significant proportion (> 35%) likely have CFRs exceeding 23%.  This means that while organizations seek to increase software change velocity (as … continue reading

Service virtualization: A continuous life cycle technology

Service virtualization has helped countless organizations perform tests on application components that live outside their development organizations, or that are not available to the tester when needed to complete their tests. Virtualization enables organizations to put up a virtual service more easily than they can “yank a box on an Amazon server,” explained Shamim Ahmed, … continue reading

Getting around roadblocks to VSM metrics

While many organizations think they have value stream management, they are encountering roadblocks to gain the metrics they need from it, according to Laureen Knudsen, chief transformation officer at Broadcom in the talk “Maneuvering around VSM roadblocks” at {virtual} VSMcon 2022.  A recent study by Broadcom found that 88% of people say they are doing … continue reading

Continuous test data management for microservices, Part 2: Key steps

This is part 2 in a series on applying test data management (TDM) to microservices. Part 1 can be found here.  The continuous TDM process for microservices applications is similar to that for general continuous TDM, but tailored to the nuances of the architecture. The key differences are as follows:  Step 1(b): Agile Design Rigorous … continue reading

Continuous test data management for microservices, Part 1: Key approaches

Applying TDM to microservices is quite challenging. This is due to the fact that an application may have many services, each with its own underlying diverse data store. Also, there can be intricate dependencies between these services, resulting in a type of ‘spaghetti architecture.’ For these systems, TDM for end-to-end system tests can be quite … continue reading

Broadcom acquires VMware for $61 billion

Broadcom, a semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions company, and VMware, a virtualization company, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Broadcom will take ownership of all of the outstanding shares of VMware. This will take place as a cash-and-stock transaction that values VMware at around $61 billion. With this, Broadcom will … continue reading

Report: Digital Product Management finds its footing

The relatively new practice of digital product management is helping organizations better achieve their objectives by shifting to a product-focused business model, according to a new report from Dimensional Research, sponsored by Broadcom Software. Digital product management (DPM) encompasses traditional product management, but adds continuous improvement through experimentation and validation, as well as relying on … continue reading

Tasktop and Broadcom partner on value stream solution

Value stream management companies Tasktop and Broadcom have announced a new partnership to enable companies to better measure their business value.  Tasktop’s technology will power Broadcom’s ValueOps Connectors, which will synchronize data between software development tools and Broadcom’s ValueOps Value Stream Management Solution. According to the companies, this solution will provide companies with the ability … continue reading

Broadcom Clarity 16.0.1 now available with new configurable visual widgets

The team at the global infrastructure technology company Broadcom recently announced the general availability of Broadcom Clarity 16.0.1 for On-Premise and SaaS users. With this release the Clarity Product Team brings customers several new features. This update introduces Visual Resource Staffing in the form of an allocation timeline which shows an investment timeline utilizing either … continue reading

How these tools facilitate value stream management

We asked these tool providers to share more information on how their solutions help companies with their value streams. Their responses are below. Laureen Knudsen, chief transformation officer at Broadcom ValueOps from Broadcom is the leading Value Stream Management Platform that allows large organizations to deploy and execute a “true” value stream management strategy. Only … continue reading

Value Stream Management: The practice that finally unites business and IT

Some 86% of respondents to a Broadcom survey on value stream management indicated they are not doing value stream management right now. To that, Lance Knight would say, “Yes, you are. You just don’t know it yet.” Knight, the COO of value stream platform provider ConnectALL, said if a company is already evaluating their processes … continue reading

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