Broadcom Service Virtualization Review

100% flexibility by being able to change models. Technical support is excellent.


What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features!

  • Recording to build models, even from non-trivial sources.
  • Ability to vary the responses very easily (randomize, pick-lists, etc.)
  • Useful for performance testing — highly scalable and can vary response times.
  • 100% flexibility by being able to change models.

How has it helped my organization?

We have many third-party dependencies. Situations we have to develop and test for include when they are down, or change their data, or don’t support certain conditions. This tool simulates them perfectly, but under our control to change and keep up 100%.

What needs improvement?

They can always work on usability and making simple things simple to do. This is true of every product that deals with complexity.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used CA Service Virtualization for nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

CA Service Virtualization provides impressive scaling abilities.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent.

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

We had mock-up type products but they aren’t sophisticated enough.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of an install totally depends on what you are trying to virtualize. Sometimes configuring the security settings for recording is a pain but that’s not because of the product, it’s just a pain.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don’t deal with pricing so I can’t help.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I didn’t evaluate other solutions. I was an early customer, they invented this space and delivered a great solution.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure development gets involved. It’s more valuable the earlier it’s used in a dev cycle.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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