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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)

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)

How Service Virtualization Is Making Enterprise DevOps a Reality

DevOps Summit Early Bird Savings here! Today's hyper competitive environment defined by unreasonable demands for speed and high expectations for quality and usability has forced companies to differentiate based on their technology. Every company is a software company where customers' demands for features and functions are more relentless than ever. All while organizations are unable to meet demand or innovate because of a lack of interface testing or too many bugs escape downstream, or a lack of automated testing, or even the difficulty in managing environments across multiple concurrent releases producing longer lead times and configuration related defects. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Deven Shah, Senior Director of IT at CA Technologies, will provide insight into how Enterprise DevOps is a reality. Explore DevOps Summit Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities !... (more)

Case Study: Service Virtualization in a VMware Environment

One of the New Zealand government’s largest departments is migrating its software testing platform from the physical world to the virtual world, empowering its development teams to create and launch new testing environments in minutes. This revolution enables testing to commence at a much earlier stage and allows multiple projects to be tested in parallel. Not only does this reduce the time taken to complete projects, it also significantly improves both their quality and reliability. The government agency has over 1000 employees spread across multiple offices throughout New Zealand. The Challenge The department’s software development procedures had exceeded their architectural limits; projects were taking longer than necessary and costing more due to the serial nature of the software development lifecycle. The impact of this was outages due to niggling issues that s... (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)

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)

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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)

Parasoft Introduces Service Virtualization Maturity Model

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)