iTKO’s LISA Extends SOA Testing To Speed Deployment

iTKO LISA is shipping upgrades to its SOA validation and virtualization lifecycle quality solutions to speed up design-to-deployment for enterprise software and SOA services. iTKO LISA's 4.6 sports expanded support for stateful services, next-gen virtualization, and enhanced UI testing and policy validation.

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iTKO LISA is shipping upgrades to its SOA validation and virtualization lifecycle quality solutions to speed up design-to-deployment for enterprise software and SOA services.

iTKO LISA's 4.6 sports expanded support for stateful services, next-gen virtualization, and enhanced UI testing and policy validation.

"Our customers are experiencing greater pressure to deliver software faster with fewer resources and lower costs—all while simultaneously holding the line on quality," said John Michelsen, founder and Chief Architect, iTKO, in a statement. "These challenges are forcing enterprise customers to look for new solutions to help them manage very complex development and test environments that are subject to constant change. LISA is helping them put higher quality and agility back into their software lifecycle under these more aggressive test and delivery commitments."

LISA 4.6 will help organizations more quickly reap the benefits of infrastructure cost savings, reduced project risk, faster time-to-market, and greater software quality

"Customer adoption of LISA has been fast and steep," Michelsen told IDN. "In fact, as soon as we get LISA deployed in many customer sites, once they see it's capabilities they immediately ask us for more features."

One of the biggest requests iTKO LISA has received from customers, Michelsen said, is to "expand our support for stateful services."

Earlier versions of LISA supported stateful services, and Michelsen told IDN LISA 4.6 adds "a lot of interesting algorithm work that allows multiple teams using their own iterative lifecycle timetables. This lets teams test right where they are, and keep step with enterprise-wide project management requirements all the way through to deployment."

LISA's stateful upgrades also take all software dependencies into account, as well, making for more accurate testing and quicker go-live deployments, he added. "In LISA 4.6 we can now virtualize at the behavior level, so now every independent team has their own environment."

Specific LISA 4.6 upgrades include:

  • Enhanced UI testing. LISA speeds up the process of testing for rich internet-based applications, including detailed requirements validation for Java Swing, Flash, AJAX, Flex and ActiveX.
  • Expanded policy validation and governance support. LISA extends such support to distributed composite applications, including SOA, BPM, cloud and others by using event-based triggers such as service publishing, or validating continuously while in production to validate business outcomes and results
  • Third-generation service virtualization LISA's expanded virtualization capabilities provide faster and more accurate virtual test environments. LISA virtualization can be applied to nearly any technology environment including mainframes and remote third party systems.

  • Early Reaction is Positive
    Technology analyst firm The Butler Group was impressed with LISA's upgrades, and says they are right on target to help customers attack delays and cost overruns for software development and updates.

    "Butler Group believes that the iTKO LISA solution stands out with its ability to offer a range of testing, validation, and virtualization capabilities for multi-tier, heterogeneous IT infrastructures," said Rob Hailstone, Software Infrastructure Practice Director at Butler Group, in a statement.

    "LISA offers out of the box support for over 60 different technologies, and is unique in both its virtualization capabilities and ability to deliver a single integrated solution for all aspects of unit, functional, regression, performance and load testing for component-based application architectures," Hailstone added.




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