Forrester analysts evaluated multiple solutions from service virtualization and testing (SVT) vendors against 15 criteria to help application development and testing professionals select the right SVT solution.
In this evaluation, CA Technologies received the top score in Scalability, and tied for the highest score in Global Presence and Installed Base when compared to other vendors. The company also received the top score for its current offering – CA LISA 7.1 – the highest score possible in Developer/Tester Tools and Productivity, Simulation accuracy, Integration with DevOps and the highest among evaluated in Scalability. In the strategy category, the company received the highest score possible for product roadmap, ability to execute and strategic enablement.
According to the report, “CA focuses on DevOps. CA LISA has the strongest SVT product in our evaluation, making it ideal for organizations with a comprehensive SVT enterprise strategy.”
DevOps is a methodology that helps foster collaboration between development and operations teams and Service Virtualization is a key element in DevOps that allows for a constrained free development to bring applications with a faster time to market.
Forrester evaluated vendor solutions against 15 criteria. To qualify for inclusion in the report, vendors had to meet the following conditions:
• Features to develop stubs to simulate real APIs and service behavior for testing.
• Market presence, strong growth momentum, and referenceable customers.
• A product that was generally available on September 16, 2013.
“Today, all companies are driven by software applications. They are tackling big challenges of developing and deploying applications with greater speed and quality to meet growing consumer demand,” said Shridhar Mittal, general manager, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. “Our leading SVT solutions can help our customers optimize the entire process and accelerate innovation.”
*Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization and Testing Solutions, Q1 2014,” January 27, 2014.