October 2014
In This Issue

Today’s Load Testing Challenge

Membership Survey

HP Discover Barcelona – Save the date!

Nominations Open: EMEA and Asia-Pacific Awards

Top 10 Virtual Contributors for September

HP Barcelona
Vivit Member Survey




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Today’s Load Testing Challenge

Even in today’s fast moving agile development environments, software load testing should never be left to chance. You need to incorporate load testing into your sprints to find and fix issues before applications and pages go live. And you need to scale your testing to achieve massive scale to match the reality that your web and mobile apps will face.

That’s the ideal world, anyway. The reality is often something else. In many cases, agile teams don’t weave load testing into the fabric of their agile delivery process. This is often due to a perception that the tools are too complicated and that testing takes too much time. Frequently, the shortage of skilled performance engineers and the lack of access to load-testing tools make it even harder to incorporate realistic performance testing early and often.

HP has been working to remove these barriers and make it easy to achieve massive scale and lower business risk with timely performance testing (regardless of the process).

StormRunner Load
HP StormRunner Load

HP StormRunner Load makes it easy to plan, run, and scale your testing for web and mobile apps. Built on our extensive performance engineering leadership, StormRunner load extends HP LR and PC with a 100 percent cloud-based load-testing service that supports web and mobile protocols. It is at once simple, smart, and scalable.

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Membership Survey: Let HP and Other Vivit Members Know What Is Important in Your IT World

With the constant demand in today’s IT world to do more with less, and still accomplish quicker and higher quality deliverables, what features and functionalities in your HP Software are you missing?
What could be enhanced to give you more flexibility or more insight into what you need to meet your demand?

How will you change your world through technology?

Survey ends November 21, 2014
Complete Survey

Registration is Now Open!

HP Discover 2014 Barcelona is HP’s largest annual event in EMEA and showcases how your organization can benefit from HP’s offerings. Meet with HP Software leaders, subject matter experts, peers, and partners to maximize your technology investments. Hear about and experience first-hand the range of software solutions directly from product architects and experts. Learn about extending your current software capabilities from HP software services and partners. And network with peers from around the world. Vivit members—keen on remaining current on new technologies—are often a large contingent at HP Discover, and we hope to see you there.


Nominations Open: EMEA and Asia-Pacific Awards

The vast network of Chapters and Special Interest Groups, educational opportunities, and advocacy programs of Vivit are made possible by hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all corners of the world. It is time to reflect and recognize outstanding service from members in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

Please take a moment to nominate a fellow member located in EMEA/Asia-Pacific for:

  • Leader of the Year
  • Champion of the Year
  • Speaker of the Year

Nominations close on October 17, 2014.

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Top 10 Virtual Contributors for September

1.Randy Mikel

United States
2.Mark Laird

United Kingdom
3.Jan Czajkowski

4.Larry Hollingsworth

United States
5.Steve Williams

United States
6.Muhammad Malik

United States
7.Mark Ford

United States
8.Jeff Comley

United States
9.Sumit Sengupta

United States
10.Mike Lintelman

United States

Find out how to become a Top Virtual Contributor here.

Upcoming Meetings

October 9, 2014
• Solna, Sweden
Vivit Sweden (HUGS) Chapter Meeting Q4 2014
October 16, 2014 • London, United Kingdom
Vivit UK "Meet the experts” and hands-on testing workshop - London
October 29, 2014 • Virtual Meeting
APM Practitioners Forum October Call
November 13, 2014 • St. Louis, Missouri
Q3 2014 St. Louis Chapter Meeting – HP Discover Roadshow

Upcoming Webinars

October 14, 2014

Explore the New HP Project and Portfolio Management 9.3: It’s a Whole New Ballgame
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

October 16, 2014
The Future of IT Service Catalog: Beyond Request and Fulfill
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
October 16, 2014
How to Keep a Cloud Environment Current, Secure and Available
12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT (Los Angeles), 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT (New York), 21:00 - 22:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

October 23, 2014
Expert Series: Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now! Critical Paths to Performance Testing Performance - Trends, Themes, and Future; from Experts and your Vivit Peers
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
October 30, 2014
Expert Series: Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now! Delivering True Agile/DevOps
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Frankfurt)


View Recent Vivit Webinars

Join hundreds of fellow Vivit members who have already participated in the webinars below. Hear from top experts and visionaries in the industry and learn what is new with HP Software products. View recordings today.

Ensure the UX of Your Mobile Apps with HP Mobile Center
What’s New in Network Management Center 10.0
ViewThe Basics of API Testing Using HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT)
ViewHP ALM: Less Test Cases, More Coverage
View09.23.2014 Highlights of HP Service Anywhere August 2014
View09.24.2014 HP & Vivit Worldwide Experts, Deliver Amazing Mobile Apps with Confidence Now!
View10.2.2014 5 Key Education Areas to Reduce ALM Upgrade Costs

View Recent HP Software Webinars

If you missed an HP Software web event, you can view it on Vivit’s website. Vivit now has a landing page with all the recent HP Software webinars available on-demand.


HP Protect Conference – Registration Drawing Winner

HP Protect Drawing Winner
Left to right: Max Timander and Rocky Pisto

Congratulations to our HP Protect Conference Registration Winner Max Timander from Isecure (Sweden). Max won a pair of Dr. Dre Beats from our registration drawing at the Vivit booth in Washington DC.

New Leaders Welcomed

John Crossen
Jeff Glover
John Crossen
Crossen Consulting
Dallas/Fort Worth Local User Group
Jeff Glover
Senior Test Automation Specialist
SunTrust Banks
St. Louis Local User Group
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Spotlight on Volunteers
Americas Volunteer
EMEA Volunteer
Melissa Jacobson
Mark Laird
Melissa Jacobson
Digital Marketing & Public Relations Strategist
Orasi Software, Inc.
Vivit Atlanta Chapter
Mark Laird
Group Technical Architect
Steria Ltd.
Business Service Management SIG
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News from HP Software

Chart Your Future in the Cloud Era

New HP Records Manager Certification

New Certification for Data Management Specialists

New HP ATP – WorkSite v9 certification

Server Automation Premium Trial

How to troubleshoot your flow with Operations Orchestration

Approaches for automating the deployment of applications

Your hybrid cloud management checklist: 7 key features areas to compare

Knock Knock? Who’s there? Automating fulfillment from the cloud is not a joke… It’s reality!

VIDEO: Rugged FUD: What is the truth behind DevOps, security and moving fast without failing?

VIDEO: Transactional Workloads in Hadoop with Trafodion

VIDEO: 3 new enterprise security announcements from HP Protect 2014

Discover Performance Weekly

Mobile insight: Can you follow your users’ fingers?


Discover Performance

New HP Project and Portfolio Management 9.30 – It’s a Whole New Ballgame

Experience HP Operations Orchestration in just 2 hours

New, improved and still FREE! Operations Orchestration Community Edition gets an upgrade