Broadcom Service Virtualization Review

We have automated the testing in the Dev and QM spaces.

What is most valuable?

The DevTest Workstation (JMS steps) and CA Service Virtualization are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

By using the DevTest tool, we have successfully automated the testing in the Dev and QM spaces. We have also carried out virtualization of a few systems and intend to apply it on a larger scale in future.

What needs improvement?

There is need to improve the DevTest Workstation with UI-based testing features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It was easy to deploy, as proper documentation and additional support was provided by CA.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product has been stable and patches have been provided on a regular basis.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product has scaled to our needs.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The customer service was excellent.

Technical Support:

The technical support was excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we were using Java-based, homegrown tools for our automation processes.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was complex, as we were new to the tool and to reach the current scenario, a learning curve in terms of the tool was required.

What about the implementation team?

A PoC was carried out with a CA Service Virtualization technical resource and he met our expectations.

What was our ROI?

Applying automation using the DevTest Workstation for automation of middleware validation, has decreased manual effort by 40%.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at the HPE UFT software.

What other advice do I have?

You should try to do a PoC and then go through different use cases in order to understand where exactly this tool is applicable in your enterprise.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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