New voke Research Uncovers How to Reduce Software Risk and Cost Through the Use of Service Virtualization
January 22, 2015

Leveraging the power of lifecycle virtualization delivers a quick and measurable economic impact to achieve more predictable, efficient, and effective business outcomes with software

San Francisco, CA, January 22nd, 2015voke, inc., a modern analyst firm focused on data and analysis for the economy of innovation, today announced the publication of its second survey-based report on the service virtualization market segment, Market Snapshot Report: Service Virtualization.

voke has witnessed the evolution of this market segment since the firm’s first survey on service virtualization in 2012. In 2015, the vendor landscape in this market segment includes:

  • CA Technologies
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Parasoft
  • Tricentis

The new report, based on a survey of 505 participants, identifies how service virtualization is used, why the technology is adopted, general perceptions, challenges, and benefits.

Service virtualization is essential to achieve much needed collaboration among lifecycle teams

Survey data indicates that before the use of service virtualization, developers and testers wait an average of 32 days for everything needed to move forward with work. After the implementation of service virtualization, the average wait time is reduced to one day or less.

“Software teams must share the common goal of shipping great software,” said Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke and author of the report. “Service virtualization is a cornerstone of testing automation throughout the lifecycle. The inability or unwillingness to automate testing is a barrier to releasing great software and impacts the ability of the business to deliver valuable outcomes through software.”

Participants indicated that service virtualization plays a key role in removing constraints associated with time-to-market, quality, and cost. Survey results show that service virtualization helps achieve time-to-market by simulation of components prior to availability, quality by enabling more testing earlier in the lifecycle, and controls cost by providing unrestricted on-demand access to everything needed for development or testing.

“If organizations are truly concerned with increased collaboration across the software lifecycle, service virtualization is a technology that is proven, removes barriers, and provides a way for development and test teams to meet demanding time-to market-schedules” Lanowitz continued. “Our research found that on average teams need access to 52 dependent components for development or testing but have unrestricted access to only 23 of the needed 52 components. Software complexity is only increasing and service virtualization is a technology that can help tame that complexity.”

Participants reported ROI metrics resulting from the use of service virtualization. ROI metrics achieved included a 41% reduction in total defects, 50% reduction in defect reproduction time, and double the test coverage.

Full ROI details achieved by participants provided in the report include:

  • Reduced defect reproduction time
  • Reduced production defects
  • Reduced total defects
  • Increased test coverage
  • Reduced test cycle time
  • Reduced software release cycle time

The report also provides key assessment questions to determine an organization’s readiness for service virtualization.

The new report is available to research clients at Media interested in a complimentary copy of the report should contact Zenobia Godschalk.

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