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Let's be honest. The papers and articles from leading service virtualization vendors (us included) are using so many of the same terms and catch phrases that it's becoming difficult to distinguish one service virtualization solution from the other—that is, until you're actually hands on with the service virtualization technology deployed in your unique environment. If we can't escape it, we might as well have some fun with it . . . join us for a round of Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo! How to Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo Print out the Parasoft Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo card. The next time you read a service virtualization paper or article (from any service virtualization vendor), look for Service Virtualization Lingo terms and mark off the matching squares on your card.  If you get a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line from the words in a sin... (more)

Service Virtualization ROI: Is it Worth It?

Last week, we explored the business value of service virtualization: how service virtualization's simulated test environments speed innovation, accelerate time to market, and reduce risks. It's not hard to see the potential benefits of service virtualization. However, many organizations are skeptical about whether service virtualization is really worth the cost and effort. If you've been wondering if service virtualization is worth it, consider the opportunities for ROI in terms of OpEx reduction, CapEx reduction, risk reduction, and incremental top-line revenue... OpEx Reduction from Service Virtualization The reduction in operation expenditures is predicated around three major cost savings: The elimination of wait time The reduction of time needed to configure environments The reduction of access fees Wait Time Reduction from Service Virtualization QA and performanc... (more)

Accelerate the SDLC with Service Virtualization

No matter what industry you're in, software is increasingly becoming the interface to your business. Organizations that are able to increase the speed and quality of innovative software releases will capitalize on differentiable competitive advantages; those that cannot will languish behind competitors. Not surprisingly, many enterprises have begun flirting with the idea of accelerating the SDLC to drive innovation through software. However, it's critical to realize that there's an optimal balance between speed and quality with software delivery-as with all engineered products. We're in an era in which leading organizations must reassess the true "cost of quality" for software. Remember: the cost of quality isn't the price of creating quality software-it's the penalty or risk incurred by failing to deliver quality software. As organizations begin to accelerate the ... (more)

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Virtualization Improves Performance and Gives Greater Insights

The next edition of the HP Discover Podcast Series details how German telco EWE TEL has solved performance complexity across an extended enterprise billing process by using service virtualization. In doing so, EWE has significantly improved applications performance and quality for their end users, while also gaining predictive insights in the composite application services behavior. The use-case will be featured next week at the HP Discover conference in Barcelona. To learn more about how EWE is leveraging service virtualization technologies and techniques for composite applications, we recently sat down with  Bernd Schindelasch, Leader for Quality Management and Testing at EWE TEL based in Oldenburg, Germany. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Here a... (more)

'Tis the Season... for Simulation

With the holiday season in our midst, it's interesting to note how simulations have become so critical to our attempts to spread holiday cheer. Consider: Artificial trees, ranging from the Charlie Brown Christmas aluminum trees to realistic-looking pine-scented ones Artificial snow flocking trees and providing a grand finale for parades and events throughout Southern California Artificial cinnamon scents wafting through the house Artificial coloring ensuring that our baked goods appear appropriately seasonal Battery-operated candles flickering on the mantle The yule log lighting up the television screen and crackling through speakers Karaoke background tracks enabling endless entertainment at the company's holiday party The myriad tasks that parents carry out to simulate Santa delivering gifts on Christmas Eve—all the way from the covert shopping missions to the late-nig... (more)

Top 13 Service Virtualization Resources of 2013

In 2013, Parasoft saw a tremendous level of interest in Service Virtualization across a broad spectrum of industries (including retail, financial, health care, insurance, hospitality, utilities, and entertainment). Here's a list of our 13 most-accessed Service Virtualization resources in 2013. Service Virtualization: Accelerating the SDLC [RESEARCH] This new Gartner research portfolio provides insight on why SV is a "must-have" for accelerating the SDLC, a first-hand look at SV at Comcast, and recommendations for organizations getting started with SV & SDLC acceleration. Parasoft Service Virtualization Wins Jolt Award [NEWS] Dr. Dobb's recognizes Parasoft's service virtualization as must-have technology for accelerating testing efforts and eliminating delays in the application delivery lifecycle. Service Virtualization Maturity Model [PAPER] This maturity model hel... (more)

An Insider’s Guide to Agile Testing and Service Virtualization

Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! Get the essentials about agile testing and service virtualization from several different perspectives - get an analyst's take from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester Research on how to remove agile testing bottlenecks and ways to calculate your potential return on investment for Service Virtualization. Hear about real customer implementations in the financial services, travel, and healthcare sectors. Learn from experts on how service virtualization is essential for mobile development, testing packaged applications (such as SAP), and more. Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! ... (more)

Top 10 Service Virtualization Questions from Gartner AADI

Parasoft has been showcasing our Service Virtualization solution at Gartner AADI this week. Since there's been so much interest in service virtualization, we thought we would take this opportunity to share the most frequently asked questions. 1. What is service virtualization? According to Wikipedia, service virtualization is "a method to emulate the behavior of specific components in heterogeneous component-based applications such as API-driven applications, cloud-based applications, and service-oriented architectures. It is used to provide software development and QA/testing teams access to dependent system components that are needed to exercise an application under test (AUT), but are unavailable or difficult-to-access for development and testing purposes. With the behavior of the dependent components 'virtualized,' testing and development can proceed without a... (more)

What's the Business Value of Service Virtualization?

With today's interconnected applications, a complete and realistic test environment is nearly impossible to stage. However, without reliable access to a complete and reliable test environment, testing is delayed or curtailed. The result is that organizations risk: Brand erosion as faulty software drives away customers Delays in time to market which diminish market share Exposure to legal liability associated with application failure (security, reliability, performance) That's where service virtualization comes into play. How Service Virtualization Helps Service Virtualization, with its ability to simulate complex environments, is truly a game-changer. Service Virtualization is a method to simulate the behavior of system components in complex, component-based applications. Service Virtualization provides software development, QA, and performance testing teams access ... (more)

Evaluation Report on Virtual Backup Software

Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! In this whitepaper see how 14 virtual backup products scored in this free evaluation report from Info-Tech Research Group. Learn more and read on. Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! ... (more)