QualiSystems accelerates cloud infrastructure testing

QualiSystems has introduced the TestShell enterprise software framework’s compatibility for advanced testing of the cloud infrastructure, covering lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. Using TestShell, cloud testers can accelerate automation and simplify the time-consuming and complex task of mimicking cloud infrastructure in the lab to assure performance and bring new services rapidly to market.

May 3rd, 2012

QualiSystems has introduced the TestShell enterprise software framework’s compatibility for advanced testing of the cloud infrastructure, covering lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. Using TestShell, cloud testers can accelerate automation and simplify the time-consuming and complex task of mimicking cloud infrastructure in the lab to assure performance and bring new services rapidly to market.

TestShellis designed to enable network, storage, and test engineers to easily adapt to the dynamic cloud-computing testing environment. By offering a holistic approach that requires no programming skills, it is simpler and quicker for cloud architecture, designers, and testers to accomplish set-up and testing of the infrastructure, QualiSystems says. The different cloud components that must interoperate – computing, services, storage, and networking – are tested individually and in concert to assure performance, stability, security, QoE, and QoS using TestShell.

With a flowchart-based test editor, TestShell offers cloud testers the ability to automate a large range of test scenarios to simulate multiple iterations and massive network traffic by a large number of users prior to deployment. The framework simplifies management of the cloud testing environment through vendor-agnostic integration and central control of all test equipment, devices, and technologies, such as FC/FCoE switches, storage servers, virtualized machines, 40/100-Gbps ports, management/monitoring software, and more. Use of network equipment is measured and increased by enabling sharing capabilities between users and across sites.

“With a drastically more complex environment that relies on combining several emerging technologies, cloud testers face growing challenges ranging from the required technical knowledge to the large integration spectrum essential for testing,” said Eitan Lavie, vice president of product and marketing at QualiSystems. “One of TestShell’s key strengths is its ability to provide a holistic approach for management and automation of the cloud-testing environment thereby alleviating the pain point for the testers behind the cloud.”

QualiSystems says a number of leading vendors are already using the TestShell framework for test and lab automation in the cloud, data center, and network infrastructure.

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