There are a lot of different opinions regarding whether to embrace the cloud or not, and it even becomes hard to keep everything together. If you are making decisions for your organization or if you are in the decision making body of the organization, it’s about time that you looked to how cloud computing affects the quality management system as a whole.
First thing first, are there any benefits of adopting cloud for quality control and assurance? With cloud computing technology by your hand you have multiple opinions in your hand in terms of your adoption. You can go with SaaS, Paas or IaaS respectively.
Even if you get the scalability with the cloud computing, you also get the risks that need to be addressed as early as possible. For example, if you are migrating the applications to the cloud structure, even a small issue can become very costly and there is no scope of error. The production environment also needs to kept stable to the best of companies abilities, while failure would impact the quality assurance, it’s not as high of a risk as the other areas of the cloud usage.
Integration of SaaS and PaaS packages take time, but it’s quite straightforward to implement cloud technology for the purposes of quality assurance. This is something that has been around for a while, with plenty of successful case studies to prove from. If you were to explain the merits of cloud computing to particular organization, make sure that you are taking enough time to point out this particular part.
The maturity of cloud computing is incredibly high, making it the perfect candidate for implementation within your division. Cloud computing can play a vital factor in reducing the time to market your products. You can swap the testing environments way faster in cloud if you want to maintain all those technologies by yourself.
With cloud service model’s specialized tool set and standard infrastructure, configuration is much simpler than that of enterprise environment, with the extensive variety of hardware and software intact, many service specific tools are also providing configuration capability for the same. This in fact reduces the amount of manual coordination when it is compared with Enterprise IT Model.
It can be difficult at first to determine which cloud model you should opt for first for the tasks that are the most important to you. Go over the benefits and objectives that you have for the project. This will definitely require time and financial investment combined. Even though cloud computing is designed to make the tasks easier with improved ROI in the world of quality management, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to get the very best of advantage right away.
Be aware that you keep the documentation on hand. In case of any fault it would be easy for you to pinpoint where the things are going sour.