Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fanfare Adds Virtual Testbed to its iTest

Fanfare released the latest version of iTest, its flagship test automation product, featuring new Virtual Testbed (VTB) capabilities.
The VTB features in iTest 3.4 enables testers to build test cases before devices exist, beginning the quality process months earlier than before. Testers can also leverage a VTB for test development by using virtual replicas of real devices and costly test equipment.

Fanfare said its Virtual Testbed will help cut capital expenditures by helping organizations better utilizing their lab assets and infrastructure. The VTB capabilities also enable testers to work remotely.

Among several other new features, iTest 3.4 includes:

Scheduling and Test Suites -- Test management is streamlined in 3.4 by allowing users to quickly identify and group multiple tests as a test suite and schedule them to run at a certain time or on a recurring basis, further accelerating the rate and efficiency of testing. This feature is available in iTest Team and iTest Enterprise editions.

New and Improved Integrations -- Layer 2-3 and 4-7 testing is enhanced with support for Ixia's IxNetwork and Spirent Avalanche. The Avalanche integration provides a rich user interface inside of iTest for users to interact directly with Avalanche. For users of iTest's HPQC integration, there is now batch publishing of tests and reports to HPQC. This optional module is available for $1,000 each per year.

iTest 3.4 is now generally available.

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