BARCELONA, Spain-At the HP Software Universe 2010 conference here, Replay Solutions, maker of software quality tools, launched ReplayDIRECTOR for HP Quality Center.
ReplayDIRECTOR for HP Quality Center is an integrated software record/replay solution for HP Quality Center, which itself is a key product for global quality management, HP said. Replay is an HP Enterprise Management Alliance Program (EMAP) Gold Business Partner and a maker of continuous application monitoring, software debugging and defect resolution software.
Replay officials said ReplayDIRECTOR for HP Quality Center provides several key benefits for joint customers, including automated data collection for software defects streamlines communication, where ReplayDIRECTOR automatically collects logs, screenshots and software execution recordings and links them to HP Quality Center defect reports. This provides software teams with all the data required to reproduce and resolve software defects without needing to collect additional information or write detailed problem reports.
The new solution also eliminates hard-to-reproduce defects and increases software quality and reliability, the company said. ReplayDIRECTOR records and replays software execution, ensuring that any recorded issue will be reproduced in a fully debuggable environment with live code execution and 100 percent fidelity, thereby eliminating hard-to-reproduce or "no-repro" bugs.
"We responded to the overwhelming demand from customers to integrate with HP Quality Center by working with our premier partner, Go2Group, to create this new integration," said Jonathan Lindo, founder and vice president of products and technology at Replay Solutions, in a statement. "The easy-to-install plug-in delivers tremendous value to application teams by reducing find/fix lead time, especially for globally dispersed teams where 24-hour cycles are the norm."
The new Replay solution for HP also simulates servers, databases and load allowing issues to be reproduced and resolved on a single workstation. Users can skip the time-consuming, capital-intensive process of setting up environments, databases and load normally required to reproduce and resolve issues.
The launch of ReplayDIRECTOR for HP Quality Center creates a new way for organizations to bridge the gaps between operations, quality assurance, support and development. The technology fills a critical need for DevOps teams tasked with resolving problems quickly. By providing full visibility into application behavior using Replay's patented PerfectView technology, software performance, security and business logic issues can be resolved more rapidly while incurring less cost.
"Our users often struggle with the challenge of quickly replicating and resolving defects," said Brett Taylor, CEO of Go2Group, in a statement, "By providing guaranteed reproduction and automated data collection when issues occur, ReplayDIRECTOR is solving a key customer challenge."
A free trial of ReplayDIRECTOR for HP Quality Center is available at www.replaysolutions.com.