We're virtually chuffed about an upcoming business and technology book -- the first definitive guide to the IT and business practice of SV, titled "Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated" and coming out internationally on CA Press October 1, 2012.
Your authors, John Michelsen and Jason English, recounted early attempts at simulation, plumbed real project data, and interviewed IT leaders from real companies fighting to innovate in a very complex world - using a new kind of fake software. As it turns out, the most successful innovators in this book didn't just depend on a new vendor platform or more boxes in their lab to become more agile and deliver better, faster and cheaper than their competition. They changed their own perception of reality first.
Other industries, from civil engineering, to pharmaceuticals, to aeronautics, understand the need for modeling and simulation using virtual reality throughout design and development of new products. So why has IT fallen so far behind? Every day companies make the headlines and fail the innovation race by delivering software that is late to market, poorly performing and costly to maintain.
This book will get to the root causes of the enterprise's reluctance to adopt Service Virtualization, and recount how leading edge customers have overcome skepticism to achieve new levels of agility and efficiency without the constraints that hold back traditional development.
Not a book strictly for techies, but certainly not for dummies either, Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated provides valuable management insight into how companies plan SV adoption, and measure results. If you can't read, there are dozens of pretty pictures in here.
Preview Offer at http://servicevirtualization.com/book:
Check out a Preview of Chapter 4 which outlines the challenges that drive the need for Service Virtualization, and see what's in store here. As it turns out, virtual services are better than the real thing, most of the time.
The book will be available in bookstores, Amazon, as well as eBook versions from our publisher apress. Participants in the ServiceVirtualization.Com community can also qualify for a free copy of the upcoming book by participating in discussions.