StackSafe and Enterprise Management Associates Host Webinar on Improving Change Management Through Pre-Deployment Testing

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February 27 session to discuss how pre-deployment testing practices enable ITIL adoption.

StackSafe Inc., a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, will participate in a webinar with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to detail how IT operations teams can utilize pre-production testing to minimize downtime caused by changes. Using the ITIL processes around Configuration, Change, and Release Management as a basis for the discussion, the webinar will illustrate how organizations can come closer to the ITIL ideal by implementing a pre-production testing program within their IT operations practice.

What: Free webinar: "Improving Change Management Through Pre-Deployment Testing"
When: February 27, 2008 -- 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: http://www.emausa.com/ema_lead.php?ls=stacksafewebhl0208&bs=stacksafeweb0208
Who: Dennis Powell, Senior Product Manager, StackSafe, Inc.
         Julie Craig, Senior Analyst, EMA

The webinar will discuss how to simplify the task of predicting the impact of changes to the software infrastructure. Topics covered will include:

  •     The difference in the testing capabilities and needs of software development teams and IT operations
  •     How the testing of changes fits into the ITIL V2 and V3 frameworks
  •     The impact of increased distributed applications, such as SOA, on changes and testing
  •     The link between the testing of changes and reductions in production problems
  •     The cost and management challenges associated with traditional staging and testing strategies
  •     How virtualization technologies are being implemented to improve staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams

StackSafe is currently exhibiting at the Pink Elephant 12th annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition (February 18-21) where StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafeTM Test Center, has been named a finalist for the Pink Elephant Innovation of the Year Award.

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafeā„¢ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.stacksafe.com.

About Enterprise Management Associates
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst and consulting firm dedicated to the IT management market. The firm provides IT vendors and enterprise IT professionals with objective insight into the real-world business value of long-established and emerging technologies, ranging from security, storage and IT Service Management (ITSM) to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Even with its rapid growth, EMA has never lost sight of the client, and continues to offer personalized support and convenient access to its analysts. For more information on the firm's extensive library of IT management research, free online IT Management Solutions Center and IT consulting offerings, visit http://www.enterprisemanagement.com.

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