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Speedscale Speedchat

By Speedscale
Discussing continuous resiliency for Cloud-Native software development environments and Kubernetes application design, testing and delivery.
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SpeedChat #002: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown - Nate Lee & Ken Ahrens
Can you shift-right and shift-left at the same time? Are rapid application delivery and the cloud driving us to release applications without enough testing? Speedscale co-founders Ken Ahrens and Nate Lee join Jason English to discuss the emerging pattern of Shift-Right production validation vs. Shift-Left practices and test automation, and sort it all out in under 15 minutes.   Site link: Learn more and request a demo at   Watch the video feed on YouTube here (low-production-value): ©2021 Speedscale. All content presented on this show represents the opinions of the speakers, and should not be construed as professional advice.
March 30, 2021
Speedchat Ep.1: Software Dogfooding and Product Management
Speedscale 'SpeedChat' Episode 1 - March 19, 2021: Discussing software product management, 'dogfooding' and scaling quickly for product/market fit without breaking things.   Guests:  Leonid Igolnik, Advisor/Investor and former CTO SignalFX and many other technical leadership roles Matthew LeRay, co-founder & CTO, Speedscale. Jason English (host), industry analyst and advisor.   Website Link: Learn more about Speedscale and request a demo at YouTube video link: 
March 19, 2021
Speedscale 3-Minute Demo Intro
[3-Minute Demo Audio] Speedscale. Continuous Resiliency for Cloud-Native Application Delivery. Today’s modern cloud applications are hit by intense forces, and must perform in environments that are more distributed and complex than ever. It’s hard to regulate the chaos that happens at release time. We all know that finding defects early is critical for preventing outages. But testing alone can’t keep up with continuous delivery anymore. With agile development, automated pipelines and elastic infrastructure, many companies have increased their rate of release by two hundred fold or more! Accelerated releases also cause more test creation and maintenance work, conflicts over costly test environments, and automation breakdowns when thousands of API calls and ephemeral workloads are happening. Many companies stop relying on testing, and instead choose to validate applications after delivery -- using things like chaos tests, canary deployments, feature flags and blue-green releases -- then monitoring them in production. These trial runs are useful, but bad results may come in too late, once changes are baked in, for rollback to be an easy option. Plus, testing near production can impact your live customers in unexpected ways. Wouldn’t it be great if you could control the weather and cool down this quality and release timing crisis? Activate Speedscale. Speedscale gives developers the superpower of continuous resiliency, inserting a simple step in your software release lifecycle that you can just set and forget -- most of the time. Like a virtual S.R.E. bot, you install Speedscale in your software release pipeline, and it constantly checks the flow -- validating new code, containers, and service requests prior to deployment. Send a service image through Speedscale, and it’s like hooking it up to a webscale weather forecaster -- pounding it with all of the sunny and rainy day stress conditions it may face in the real world. Speedscale captures valid data and metrics from upstream and downstream systems, and auto-generates thousands of scenarios, data sets and tests that can spin up and down in seconds -- or faster. Developers get an easy self-service way to increase service resiliency by 80% or more, by projecting a forecast of success, and spotting configuration defects -- almost instantly, in the flow of their release process. If the container or service code fails a stress test, Speedscale will throw an exception so your C.I./C.D. automation can prevent the bad release from reaching customers, and send an alert to your IT support and observability tools for a speedy resolution. You also get cost efficiency - because as instantly as Speedscale provisions its own cloud capacity for non-production environments, it also lets them go just as quickly, so there are fewer dings on the cloud bill. No touch service resiliency that pays for itself -- like a smart S.R.E. forecast for every software release. The superpower of continuous resilience is now in easy reach for developers. Speedscale. Ask for a demo today, at
March 19, 2021