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Accelerate Agile Development with Service Virtualization 2.3

manuelrubioc ‎12-18-2012 04:15 AM - edited ‎06-26-2015 03:09 PM

Service Virtualization 2.3


Today, Tuesday, Dec 18th, HP Software is announcing general availability of HP Service Virtualization 2.3, software designed to remove obstacles that delay building, testing and quality delivery of composite, service-oriented and cloud-sourced applications world-wide.


With this expanded release of HP Service Virtualization, v.  2.3, HP builds on a strong software foundation for teams around the world to have the tools to simply and visually simulate both modern and legacy applications consisting of software components, shared services, integrations and data sources, such as databases, regardless of whether they run locally or in the cloud.


HP Service Virtualization is must-have software for any application organization adopting composite, service-oriented or business process architectures and looking to deliver faster.   It delivers measurable ROI by removing the delays and costs associated with getting access to application components needed to build or test against that are in the cloud, in production or just not ready yet.  The only alternatives to Service Virtualization are waiting, not testing, or finding scarce developer resources to code and maintain imperfect stubs to develop and test against.


HP Service Virtualization can virtualize many types of application components from Web and SOA style services, to business process and integration middleware, data access services and even legacy architectures such as mainframe transaction processing solutions. 


HP Service Virtualization v 2.3 builds on a strong foundation adding the following key features:


  • Support for more types of application components that access databases:  Native support for virtualizing access to data using Java Database Connectivity or JDBC.  This will allow customers to more rapidly provision subsets of data needed for composite application development and testing.  JDBC is one of the industry’s most widely used APIs for accessing relational databases using the Java Programming language. 


  • Manipulate data in virtual services to support more testing scenarios:  Enhancing simulation use cases with powerful data manipulation such as import and export of data and data masking or scrambling.  In addition, HP Service Virtualization 2.3 offers a feature called “schema 1st”  – the capability to create empty template from virtual service definition that will be used to populate, or  “data drive” data from external data sources like DB or log files, enabling data driven use case scenarios for expanded testing.


  • Support more types of integration scenarios for multi-step business processes and enterprise application integration:  Enhanced support for simulating integration logic in composite applications by supporting integration architectures based on MQ Series, the industries most widely adopted integration software.  In version 2.3 we now offer support for creating multiple MQ Operations in a single MQ Service—widely used.


  • Platform flexibility to support more types of virtual services on a single Service Virtualization platform— With Service Virtualization version 2.3 the user can now have unlimited number of agents and protocol configurations running for all virtual services and endpoints.  For example, you can support http services exposed using 5 different TCP ports


  • Seamlessly become part of an enterprise test automation strategy:  Pre-built integration with HP Unified Functional Testing, HP Service Test, and HP LoadRunner, allowing automated test sets to run against virtual services developed and provisioned on the HP Service Virtualization server as well as actual application components.


  • Global usability:  Expanding Service Virtualization availability in 10 languages.


  • Enhanced support for extensibility:   Improved documentation for users and developers and the availability of a TCP/IP TCP/IP Framework – oriented at partners and technical users working to extend support of Service Virtualization to additional technologies - using this framework, assuming knowledge of a protocol’s binary structure, partners can quickly create any protocol that is generally exposed using a TCP port


The bottom line value proposition:  HP Service Virtualization delivers fast results to testing and developers struggling with delays from constrained application and data services in production and cost-prohibitive cloud services, these time savings map to faster delivery, better quality delivery and ultimately increased customer satisfaction and faster time to business revenue.


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About the Author


Manuel Rubio is the EMEA lead for HP Autonomy's Sales Business Solution and is a member of the EMEA Autonomy Management team. In this role, he is responsible for unlocking the value of Autonomy for HP account teams and clients, driving Autonomy growth across HP Software by leveraging the reach, expertise and client relationships of HP Software.

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