T-Plan was beginning to lose market share to web technologies that offered similar, albeit less sophisticated, services that were more easily consumed by disparate testing and development teams. They needed a proposition that could be delivered in the Cloud but that preserved their best-of-breed, consistent and structured software experience and it was imperative that the Cloud variant continued to support the testing community at a project and a corporate level.
Cloudhouse worked with T-Plan to virtualize their Test Management Suite. This removed platform dependencies and facilitated centralized application management and deployment. Cloudhouse also provisioned the mobility of, and remote access to, databases, whilst simultaneously protecting the user experience, to provide a secure, reliable and accelerated connection between T-Plan’s application and the database, regardless of database location.
Despite emergency security patches issued by Microsoft for a number of its legacy operating systems, WannaCry highlighted a major risk faced by companies running business critical applications on unsupported systems. It also showed that, without on-going support, it will become too costly, in both monetary and reputational terms, for organisations to continue running their legacy applications.