Test Virtualization Tools

Test virtualization can make testing much easier and efficient by eliminating certain dependencies and lowering the costs of setting one or multiple test environments.

Used correctly, test virtualization can make testing much easier and efficient by eliminating certain dependencies and lowering the costs of setting one or multiple test environments.  However, in order to utilize virtualization you need the right tool for the job.  Below is a list of virtualization tools that our QA experts use regularly on any number of projects.  They cover all of the bases, from the ability to test services, software, and servers, to testing cloud based applications. Complex to simple, high and low priced, we aim to find and use the best virtualization tools on the market so we are able to select the right one for your project and specific needs.

IBM – Rational Test Virtualization Server

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server enables the deployment of virtualized services, software, and applications for simplified, efficient testing. It accelerates the delivery of complex test environments and enables you to complete integration testing earlier and more frequently in the development cycle. Rational Test Virtualization Server helps you eliminate application test dependencies and reduce setup time and infrastructure costs.

HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV)

HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) quickly solves virtualization and cloud performance while optimizing the virtual infrastructure. HP Virtualization Performance Viewer (vPV) is specifically designed to efficiently detect and troubleshoot performance issues in virtualized and cloud environments as well as helps to perform the VM placement and optimization. It can be installed quickly and is easy to use. You gain comprehensive visibility and insights into the performance, capacity and health of your infrastructure across multiple elements and domains. vPV supports VMWare vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and open source KVM and Xen hypervisors as well as OpenStack private cloud and HP Public Cloud. This affordable tool helps visualize performance data for elements in the context of each other to rapidly diagnose bottlenecks.

CA LISA® Service Virtualization

CA LISA simulates constrained or unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC), allowing developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability. CA LISA works with your existing development and testing frameworks and software integration tools of choice. Now you can:

  • Accelerate overall software release cycle times amidst change and complexity.
  • Realize agile parallel development without constraints.
  • Increase productivity with less manual lab configuration and test data management.
  • Reduce software environment infrastructure costs.
  • “Shift quality left” for higher performance and less risk.

Parasoft – Service Virtualization

Parasoft’s service virtualization helps development and QA teams create and access any environment needed to develop or test an application. With service virtualization, development and QA teams can capture the necessary system behavior of dependent applications and provision virtual assets in order to execute complex test scenarios.

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