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Parasoft's service virtualization technology, Parasoft Virtualize, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and Microsoft VSTS Marketplace.
Service virtualization (an extension of "API Virtualization") helps organizations accelerate time to market without compromising quality. Especially in Agile environments, dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases, mainframes, etc.) connected to the application under test are not readily accessible for development and testing because they are still evolving, beyond a team's control, or too costly/complex to configure in a test lab. With service virtualization, testing and development can proceed without waiting for access to the actual dependent components.
The combination of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft VSTS, and Parasoft Service Virtualization — operating natively within the Microsoft environment — is designed to provide teams the rapid, scalable, and flexible test environment access required for Agile, DevOps, and "Continuous Everything."
“We're excited to collaborate with Parasoft to give VSTS users direct access to service virtualization within their preferred development environment,” said Clemri Steyn, Visual Studio ALM & DevOps Product Marketing team lead. “VSTS users are rapidly delivering some of the most innovative technologies on the market. This addition to their toolset will help them increase their velocity even further by removing integration and test constraints tied to unavailable or expensive testing environments."
Mark Lambert, Parasoft VP of Products, added, "We are thrilled to extend Parasoft’s service virtualization technology directly into the industry-leading Microsoft ecosystem. Azure deployment lets users access lightweight, scalable simulated test environments that are perfect for Continuous Testing and performance testing. Moreover, the ability to automate our 'deploy and destroy' strategy as VSTS build tasks will help organizations expose critical defects early and stop high-risk release candidates from progressing along the delivery pipeline."