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Parasoft Corporation has announced the availability of their Service Virtualization Maturity Model. Parasoft has been guiding customers through the rapidly-growing service virtualization market since its inception. This vast experience shaped the Service Virtualization Maturity Model, which helps IT organizations set realistic expectations for adopting and optimizing this extremely promising new technology. Service virtualization represents an opportunity for organizations to develop and test complex applications faster and more comprehensively. With the adoption of service virtualization, organizations significantly reduce the CapEx and OpEx of managing development and test environments. By providing anytime, anywhere access to the behavior of dependent applications that are difficult to access/configure for development and testing (e.g., databases, mainframes, 3r... (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)

Play Service Virtualization Lingo Bingo

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)

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)

Service Virtualization Case Study: Testing Faster and Earlier

To accelerate application release cycles, KPN needed to address a critical bottleneck in the testing process. Their end-to-end test scenarios interacted with dependencies controlled by other divisions and external entities, and gaining access to the required dependencies was a slow and frustrating process. Due to these test environment access constraints, testing efforts were regularly delayed and cut short. “Using Parasoft Service Virtualization to simulate the behavior of these dependencies, KPN can now test earlier, faster, and more completely—accelerating time to market while reducing application risks” said Everhard Wienke, Manager of Development at KPN-ITNS. The Challenge: Eliminating External Constraints for Efficient Testing The KPN ITNS division facilitates Internet, television and network services via fiberglass. KPN-IT NS provides wholesale services for a ... (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)

Be Thankful for Service Virtualization & Simulated Test Environments

To reduce the risk of business interruption in today's interconnected systems, organizations need to test across a complex set of applications, such as SAP, mainframes, third-party services, etc.. However, such systems are extraordinarily difficult to access for the purpose of testing. Service Virtualization provides simulated test environments that eliminate these constraints- enabling organizations to test earlier, faster, and more completely. Here are 10 specific reasons to be thankful for service virtualization... 10. Dev.QA control over the test environment inclusive of dependencies Development and QA often need to jump through hoops in order to get access to the test environments required to complete their development and testing tasks. Even worse, when the test environment is finally available, it typically lacks applications that lie beyond the organization'... (more)

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)

Parasoft to Exhibit at DevOps Summit

DevOps Summit Early Bird Savings here! SYS-CON Events announced today that Parasoft will exhibit at SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Explore DevOps Summit Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! For 25 years, Parasoft has researched and developed software solutions that help organizations define and deliver defect-free software efficiently. By integrating Development Testing, API testing, and service virtualization, Parasoft reduces the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software. Parasoft's enterprise and embedded development solutions are the industry's most comprehensive - including static analysis, unit testing with requirements traceability, functional and load testing, dev/test environment management, and more. The majority of Fortune 500 c... (more)

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