IBM Expands Cloud Offerings for Software Development and Testing
IBM expanded its Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud with support for Windows and new enhancements to better serve teams of developers. IBM is also introducing an integrated development and test environment and new software and services to allow developers to improve quality and speed across the application life cycle.
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IBM is introducing an Integrated Development and Test Environment, an end-to-end solution approach that integrates tools, processes and cloud infrastructure to enable clients to conduct more robust and complex testing earlier in the application development life cycle, while also reducing the cost of identifying and fixing software defects.
IBM Testing Services for Cloud and application virtualization enables clients to rapidly create multiple virtual test environments customized for each development and testing team. By providing testing teams with 24/7 availability without dependencies on back-end systems and data stores, the service gives testing teams the ability to test more thoroughly throughout the life cycle without worrying about data or service availability. A North American company using this service experienced a 22 percent reduction in the Function and System Test cycle and a 100 percent return in ROI within 90 days.
IBM Testing Services for Cloud and performance testing brings together automation and performance testing tools to significantly reduce time by as much as 50 percent, the service provides flexible, utility-based testing that delivers on-demand performance testing, and offers robust, large-scale performance testing services to enterprises, via Cloud hosting. This service identifies defects earlier in the cycle where they are less expensive to fix and eliminates performance-related bottlenecks.
IBM Rational Load Testing on the IBM Cloud helps to address issues with infrastructure acquisition, maintenance and configuration for large scale performance testing by leveraging the IBM Cloud. The solution enables testers using IBM Rational Performance Tester to automatically provision virtual test agents and generate virtual users on IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud on a pay-as-you-go basis, significantly reducing infrastructure, software and test set up costs.
IBM Deployment Planning and Automation takes advantage of existing IBM Rational and IBM Tivoli software tools, and manages the automation and planning of software deployments into the cloud and other environments. Designed for organizations that need to deploy applications in a consistent manner, the suite of software supports the entire deployment lifecycle from environment discovery through deployment planning, to deployment automation and governance.