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Broadcom launches continuous testing platform

5 August 2019
BlazeMeter Continuous Testing platform will enable "shift left with single application"

Broadcom, the IT infrastructure giant headquartered in California, has announced the launch of BlazeMeter Continuous Testing platform, which it claims to be the “world’s first” unified platform enabling complete continuous testing on enterprise scale.

BlazeMeter Continuous Testing is built on Broadcom's existing BlazeMeter platform for load and performance testing, which Broadcom acquired with its $18.9 billion purchase of CA Technologies in 2018.

BlazeMeter Continuous Testing is built on an open-source platform and is deliverable in software-as-a-service or private cloud. It will cover UI and UX testing, as well as API testing. The platform will enable test virtualisation and will allow users to run load and performance tests for customer-facing web and mobile applications, even when those apps are being used by millions of customers, Broadcom said.

“Businesses need to deliver innovation faster, with quality, in order to provide exceptional end-customer experiences that set them apart in the marketplace,” said Ashok Reddy, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Software Division, Broadcom (pictured).

“To do this they need to embrace digital transformation and agility at scale. Traditional methodologies and legacy tools cannot keep pace with agile teams. BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform helps organizations Shift-Left with a single application that empowers teams to work the way they want to work, and collaborate for greater efficiency and quality.”

The new platform has been praised by software executives at Banco Sabadell and KeyBank. Enric Forn, DevOps architecture manager at Banco Sabadell, said: “The unified platform is a game changer. The virtual services in the developer workflow will allow our agile teams to thoroughly test applications in a way that traditional mocks have not allowed. This is truly a Shift-Left product.”

Matt Malec, enterprise quality solutions manager at KeyBank said: “Continuous Delivery/Integration is dependent on Continuous Testing to be successful. The need for disparate tools in the testing capability traditionally introduces delays and integration challenges to the pipeline. A single solution with robust integration points will provide efficiencies and asset reusability not previously available in Continuous Testing, by removing the siloed nature between Unit, performance/load, Automation, and Service Virtualization/Stubbing/Mocking, while providing historical trending dashboarding.”

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