Wednesday, August 4, 2010

BLADE Accelerates Test Cycle with Fanfare

BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) has implemented Fanfare's flagship test automation product, iTest, which provides a unified approach for rapidly developing, automating, and maintaining test cases.

According to a recent case study, BLADE has saved approximately $500,000 in resource and equipment costs, sanity build times, and time to market since implementing iTest. In 2009, BLADE, the data center Ethernet switching company, was focused on developing new product features to meet the growing demand for virtualization-ready networks. BLADE's portfolio of products had increased significantly from its founding as an independent company.

Fanfare's iTest improved the testing cycle in the following ways:

  • Reduced scripting costs by more than 40 percent

  • Better utilized existing resources, regardless of skill set

  • Streamlined defect resolution, allowing more time to be spent on quality testing and development