Freedom to Execute Rich Unit, Functional and Performance Tests
Today's complex, interdependent systems wreak havoc on functional and performance testing efforts—significantly impacting productivity, quality, and project timelines. As a result, infrastructure demand and resource costs are increasing, yet software quality remains a significant business risk that impacts productivity, revenue, and brand reputation.
Virtualization and cloud technology for software testing has assisted organizations to lower infrastructure costs and offer broader access; however, significant gaps still exists for software testing. For example, it is often unfeasible to leverage hardware or OS virtualization technology for large mainframe applications, third-party applications, or ERPs because the costs to manage and maintain the appropriate configuration and data integrity far outweigh the benefits.
Parasoft Virtualize complements traditional hardware or OS virtualization by capturing the application behavior of dependent systems and then provisioning a "Virtualized Asset." These virtualized assets emulate real system behavior, including composite behavior (e.g., a call to transfer funds in one virtual endpoint can trigger an account balance update on another). By isolating the critical transaction rather than virtualizing the entire system, the organization saves significant time and money.