TechValidate Research on CA Service Virtualization

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206 Customers Surveyed

1,602 Data Points Collected

139 Published TechFacts

12 Published Charts

27 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


CA Service Virtualization Customer Research

Solving Dev/Test Problems

Which of these challenges does CA Service Virtualization help you address when developing or testing applications?

Waiting for unavailable systems
86%
Not agile enough in my testing/slowing down delivery schedule
53%
Paying for 3rd party services in dev/test
48%
Defects getting into production causing customer complaints
31%

CA Service Virtualization removes constraints in various environments

What systems did you useCA Service Virtualization to virtualize constraints in your development environment?

Web Services
86%
Applications
61%
Third Party applications/services
61%
Enterprise Service Bus
46%
Mainframe
32%
Mobile Applications/Architectures/Environments
25%

CA Service Virtualization Easy to Use

85% of surveyed are satisfied (or higher) with the ease of use and management of CA Service Virtualization.

85%

A Fortune 500 financial services company expects increased productivity, more virtualized services, easier creation of virtual services and baseline tests, and expansion of automated tests to Web user interfaces with CA Service Virtualization.

CA Service Virtualization Case Study

Large enterprise telecommunications services company selects CA over IBM for Service Virtualization – reduces costs by over 75%

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on an August 2016 survey of CA Service Virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We were using traditional Java stubs before switching to CA. With CA Service Virtualization we really have achieved the desired goals of reducing time to market and reducing hardware and resource costs.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Service Virtualization:

  • Experienced the following challenges before switching to CA Service Virtualization:
    • Inconsistent or poor app quality / end-user-experience
    • Difficulty setting up and long wait times when creating testing environments
    • An inability to develop / test in parallel while teams work on the same project
    • An inability to access critical applications or dependent environments to develop/test against
    • An inability to reproduce performance like environments / situations when testing
    • An inability or high cost to access 3rd party systems

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Service Virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Evaluated IBM prior to selecting CA Service Virtualization.
  • Used Generic Stubbing and Mocking prior to switching to CA Service Virtualization.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Service Virtualization:

  • Addressed the following application development / testing challenges with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Waiting for unavailable systems
    • Paying for 3rd party services in dev/test
    • Slower delivery schedules because they are not agile enough in their testing
    • Defects getting into production causing customer complaints
  • Most important CA Service Virtualization capabilities to the organization:
    • The ability to proactively provide better customer experience
    • Virtualizing unavailable systems / 3rd Party systems
    • Dramatically improving getting new software to market
    • The ability to develop and test in parallel without dependencies or constraints
    • Reducing infrastructure requirements or 3rd party costs
    • Shift-left testing to find defects earlier
    • Broad / deep out-of-the-box protocol support
    • Testing negative scenarios
  • Rates CA Service Virtualization’s features and customer / analyst validation when compared to the competition:
    • Ease of use: significantly superior
    • Advanced features / protocol coverage: significantly superior
    • Scalability: significantly superior
    • Analyst reviews / rankings: significantly superior
    • Customer references: significantly superior
  • Improved the following with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved delivery speed: 50%-75%
    • Improved quality: > 75%
    • Reduced costs: > 75%
    • Reduced risk: > 75%
    • Improved growth: > 75%
  • Experienced the following benefits as a result of adopting CA Service Virtualization:
    • Improved the quality of the applications their organization delivers
    • Can fix application defects sooner and faster
    • Can develop better applications faster
    • Increased their test coverage, enabling them to test sooner
    • Can defer investments in testing environments

CA Technologies Service Virtualization Case Study

S&P 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 telecommunications services company is based on an October 2015 survey of CA Technologies Service Virtualization customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We used CA Service Virtualization to emulate a large government customer’s legacy environments and perform load testing on a service bus we deployed. Service Virtualization helped us shorten bug-to-fix time dramatically in the development environments, meaning more successful IV&V, and achieving ATO in under 5 months.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select CA Technologies Service Virtualization:

  • Invested in CA Service Virtualization to solve lack of comprehensive test environments.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of CA Technologies Service Virtualization that the surveyed company uses:

  • Systems that utilized CA Service Virtualization to virtualize constraints:
    • Applications
    • Web services
    • Third party applications / services
    • Mobile applications/architectures / environments
  • Have implemented:
    • CA Service Virtualization
    • CA Service Virtualization for Performance
    • CA Service Virtualization for Development
  • CA Service Virtualization resides in:
    • Development

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CA Technologies Service Virtualization:

  • Realized eliminated time-consuming roadblocks and dependencies in the software development lifecycle from their investment in CA Service Virtualization.
  • Rated their satisfaction with the following aspects of CA Virtualization products:
    • Ease of use and management: extremely satisfied
    • Scalability and performance: satisfied
    • Depth of functionality: very satisfied
    • Data and transport protocols: extremely satisfied
    • Return on investment: extremely satisfied
  • Rated their improvement with the following areas with CA Service Virtualization:
    • Found defects earlier in SDLC: 40%-59%
    • Improved time to market: 80%-100%
    • Improved test converage: 60%-79%
    • Reduced costs: 80%-100%
  • Reduced development/testing costs by 40% – 59% with CA Service Virtualization.
  • Chose CA Service Virtualization over:
    • HP Service Virtualization
    • SOAPUI


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About CA Service Virtualization

CA Service Virtualization simulates unavailable systems across the software development lifecycle (SDLC), allowing developers, testers, integration, and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability.

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