Infrastructure Testing Software supports IPv6.
June 22, 2012 -
Used in networking and storage environments, TestShell offers framework for lab management, device provisioning, and test automation. Single software environment, which can configure, deploy, and execute test plan to address IPv6 performance issues, can expand to provide life-cycle management of test lab; switches, servers, and generators can be scheduled and managed from UI. By combining and storing test reports from multiple devices, software enables validation process to be repeated in future.
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QualiSystems' Advanced Infrastructure Testing Framework Now Supports IPv6
TestShell provides networking and storage customers with reliable IPv6 testing framework
SANTA CLARA, California, -- QualiSystems today announced its TestShell [http://www.qualisystems.com/site/content/t2.asp?Sid=73&Pid=500 ] comprehensive software framework for lab management, device provisioning and test automation, now supports IPv6 testing. In response to market changes and customer demands, QualiSystems' TestShell framework enables its customers, many preparing for or in the process of migrating to IPv6, to release high-quality products and services to the market, with ease.
IPv6 standards are continuing to evolve as feedback from the early deployments is
gathered. In the meantime, IPv6-based products may not perform properly and therefore
require rigorous testing. Consequently, TestShell builds a single software environment
that can configure, deploy and execute the test plan to address IPv6 performance issues.
Moreover, TestShell has needed capabilities to combat IPv6 testing problems. The framework can be extended to provide a life-cycle management of the test lab - switches, servers, generators can scheduled and managed from a simple user interface. TestShell mkes it possible to easily build complex test plans and then execute them from a central framework through its automated testing environment; and it combines test reports from multiple devices, and stores them for future reference so that the validation process can be repeated in the future.
In building its latest TestShell framework, QualiSystems kept in mind testing for IPv6
compliance and stability is not done once, but repeated until the products are stable and vendors have reached low defect levels. Testing should be performed during the procurement cycle to validate vendor claims and then repeated during the operational life cycle to validate that the vendor software is meeting performance and quality targets.
Additionally, when testing the performance of various devices, the results of each product and test run need to be compared and analyzed to improve the network and vendor value. In IPv6 testing, there are also multiple devices required in the environment that need to be integrated in a setup, then managed, and shared.
"We are thrilled to provide a framework that addresses the new challenges of migrating
to IPv6," notes Eitan Lavie, QualiSystems vice president of product management and
marketing. "We responded to our customers' needs in providing a testing framework that
supports the IPv6 software that is unproven and largely untested."
TestShell is an end-to-end enterprise software framework offering complete Lab
Management, Device Provisioning and Test Automation solutions. Used in the Networking and Storage environment to manage and drive large scale testing labs, the framework enables engineers to optimize lab performance and increase testing coverage while expanding equipment utilization, reducing setup time and accelerating testing.
QualiSystems is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for test and lab
automation, driving innovation, efficiency and ROI. QualiSystems' TestShell Framework has already proven as an industry-critical solution in North America, APAC, Europe and the Middle East, where it is used by market leaders from a wide spectrum of industries
including network equipment manufacturers, telecom operators, data center providers,
enterprises and electronics device manufacturers. http://www.qualisystems.com