Empirix released its new SaaS-based testing platform, Hammer Cloud Platform. This comprehensive offering integrates functional, regression, systems integration, performance, and customer experience testing into an intuitive, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to mitigate risk and accelerate the software development lifecycle within contact center environments and enterprise networks.
Hammer Cloud Platform (HCP) is intended for telephony, quality assurance, operations, application development (AppDev), and DevOps teams who need to frequently execute tests to ensure their contact center applications are ready for business. Regular testing has become increasingly important with the adoption of DevOps methodologies. It eliminates the defects caused by accelerated release cycles and allows DevOps teams to reduce mean time to repair, reduce rework costs, and provide a differentiated experience for customers. With Hammer Cloud Platform, cross-functional teams can create, schedule and execute QA test cases, deploy large-scale tests, and execute ongoing active test scenarios in a production environment to ensure optimal customer experience. Teams can easily migrate test cases between applications and facilitate workflow efficiencies. Open APIs allow integration with configuration management, bug tracking, inventory tools, and other solutions.
Hammer Cloud Platform includes:
- Hammer On-Demand QA for pre-production functional and regression testing
- Hammer On-Demand Performance for load, stress, and performance testing
- VoiceWatch for ongoing active test scenarios within a production environment
"Empirix Hammer Cloud Platform meets the integration needs of DevOps teams," said Chief Strategy Officer Franco Messori. “Open APIs, cross-functional workflows and the ability to test across the entire software development lifecycle mitigates the inherent risk that is always present for DevOps teams. Hammer Cloud Platform accelerates release cycles and simply makes their jobs easier.”
Central to this new offering is the release of Hammer On-Demand Performance, a SaaS-based load-testing application that validates system interoperability and performance when technology or process changes occur within a contact center or unified communications telephony environment. By identifying defects both pre- and post-change, test teams can proactively manage customer impact while accelerating technology release cycles.
Hammer Cloud Platform is now generally available.