StackSafe Participates in Webinar on Best Practices for Application & Infrastructure Upgrades

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Upcoming session illustrates best practices maintaining IT agility while reducing the downtime risks associated with changes

StackSafe, Inc., a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, will participate in a Webinar on the best practices on reducing risks for IT groups that implement software and infrastructure upgrades and changes. Co-hosted by StackSafe and the IT Process Institute (ITPI), this free webinar will detail best practices approaches that integrate the development lifecycle with production release, leading to smoother infrastructure upgrades with reduced risk of downtime.

What: Free Webinar: "Best Practices for Application & Infrastructure Upgrade"
When: September 30, 2008 -- 1:00 p.m. EST, 10:00 p.m. PST
Who: Kurt Milne, Managing Director, ITPI
Dennis Powell, Senior Product Manager, StackSafe, Inc


The Webinar presenters will summarize findings from ITPI studies conducted with over 1000 leading IT organizations to discuss how to implement and enforce sound upgrade management practices before systems reach production. Attendees will gain valuable insight into best practices in the areas of:

  •     Production access control
  •     System configuration management
  •     Release management and pre-release testing
  •     Linking change to infrastructure and business process
  •     Process culture and exception management
  •     Incident and problem management

Webinar attendees will receive a complementary whitepaper developed by ITPI and StackSafe about the foundational application upgrade practices that have shown to improve performance across over 1,000 IT organizations.

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. Test Center was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit

About IT Process Institute
The IT Process Institute is an independent research organization that exists to support the membership of IT operations, security, and audit professionals. Our mission is to advance IT management science through independent research, benchmarking, and prescriptive guidance. Our vision is to bridge industry and university-based researchers to identify and study top-performing IT organizations and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the industry.

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