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IBM Data and AI, Director Offering Management, Unified Governance & Integration

Speed and agility are critical success factors in today’s fast-paced, global business environment. 

From a technology perspective, this means companies must quickly build, test and deploy applications that drive top line growth, improve efficiency and reduce costs while still meeting complex data privacy and compliance challenges. The year 2019 will bring new challenges and opportunities for application development organizations. To help these companies remain competitive, teams will aim deliver new applications faster while not compromising on quality.

Testing and quality assurance practices should evolve as more enterprises adopt DevOps practices. Securing access to high quality, desensitized test data when it is needed will be key to unlocking value.

Gartner, in its “Predicts 2019: Application Development in the Age of Digital Products report, notes that application leaders must “shift to a continuous approach to ensuring quality” to support agile development and DevOps. For test data, this means drastically reducing data provisioning time while enabling automation and self-service access to data. Testers can no longer wait for days, weeks or sometimes months for fresh and accurate test data. Organizations dare not attract the attention of data privacy regulators.

IBM recently released IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) to help clients innovate at the speed of customer demands. IBM has partnered with premier IBM Business Development Partner Actifio, a leader in the application modernization and data-as-a-service space, to deliver Infosphere VDP.

VDP delivers secure, virtual copies of production and test databases in a matter of minutes while consuming a minimal amount of storage.

The addition of VDP to the comprehensive InfoSphere Optim test data management portfolio means that IBM is uniquely positioned to meet organizations’ test data needs with best-in-class tools for modern development and testing practices. Whether you’re doing Waterfall or Agile development or somewhere in between, or whether your projects are on-premises or in the cloud, look to IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline to help bring speed, agility and quality into your application development. 

Read about the Actifio announcement, as well as the solution brief. And explore more about IBM InfoSphere Virtual Data Pipeline and IBM InfoSphere Optim Solutions.