Parasoft's new Virtualize platform enables developers and testers to more easily establish virtual environments.
, a maker of tools for professional
software developers, has announced Parasoft Virtualize, a new platform for
creating virtual test environments.
Parasoft Virtualize is the company's
fourth generation of Application-Behavior Virtualization (ABV) software, and it
helps developers and testers eliminate the testing constraints associated with
heterogeneous composite applications.
The new Parasoft platform enables
organizations to automatically capture and emulate dependent system
behavior. Instead of wrestling with schedules to access banking
mainframes, multinational ERP systems, third-party information systems or any
system that is out of a user's general control, Parasoft Virtualize creates a
Parasoft Virtualized Asset that emulates dependent system behavior-including
control over performance parameters and data.
"Parasoft Virtualize significantly
lowers the cost to stage an extraordinarily realistic development and test
environment," said Wayne Ariola, vice president of strategy for Parasoft, in a
statement. "Not only does Parasoft Virtualize eliminate the traditional
constraints of developing and testing complex applications, but also it assists
organizations to execute rich end-to-end test scenarios, which includes cloud,
mobile applications and service-oriented architectures."
Parasoft Virtualize is used in
conjunction with hardware/OS virtualization to provide developers and testers with
the resources they desperately need to execute their development and testing
tasks, the company said.
Parasoft Virtualize provides
concurrent, 24/7 access to dependent test resources, eliminating the
constraints that commonly stifle testing, such as multiple development and test
teams having limited access to mainframe cycles, or having shared and tightly
scheduled access time, among other things.
The product also scales virtualized
assets to support large-scale, high-throughput load and performance tests. And Virtualize
manages interdependent system connections, facilitating rapid development,
testing and deployment, as well as reducing the overhead for configuration or
infrastructure management, the company said.
The Virtualize platform also removes
parallel development delays by giving teams the ability to rapidly emulate or
model the needed behavior rather than having to wait for others to upgrade,
configure and manage the dependent systems, Parasoft said.