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Empirix announced the availability of hybrid cloud deployment functionality and RESTful APIs for its Hammer Cloud Platform test automation and active monitoring solution.
Hybrid cloud enables users to minimize, or even eliminate, toll charges and to increase the reliability and quality of test calls with in-country testing and monitoring. With Hammer Cloud Platform, organizations can generate traffic from any combination of on premises, private or public cloud networks. The ability to test internal and external dialing plans across multiple regions ensures that test scenarios are authentic to customer experiences.
Empirix's latest release also enables third-party integration via RESTful APIs, allowing customers to integrate the Hammer test automation capability into their DevOps workflows and dashboards.
These new capabilities make Hammer Cloud Platform ideal for contact center and enterprise network environments that want to expand test coverage, reduce toll charges, require a flexible delivery model, improve visibility into performance or lack available external trunking.
“Most of our customers, if not all, are considering hybrid test models,” Empirix CEO John D’Anna said. “They allow broad test coverage at a reduced cost and execute test scenarios that best mirror customer behavior, both of which are vital for developing a comprehensive test strategy and assuring customer experience.”
Hybrid cloud and RESTful APIs are the latest enhancements to the SaaS-based Hammer Cloud Platform, which was unveiled earlier this year.