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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)