It's simplified the automation process for SOA testing, where the tool provides most of the testing feature in-built, and the time spent on script development for automation is reduced.
We can now focus on the testing and providing customers with good coverage of requirements. The maintenance of automation suites is easier in Service Virtualization.
Room for Improvement
UI testing needs improvements.
Use of Solution
I've used it for three to four years.
There were no issues with the deployment.
We have not had any stability issues.
We have not had any issues scaling it.
Customer Service and Technical Support
I have not interacted with the CA Service Virtualization support team because we have the CoE team where our issues will be routed through them.
We were using SoapUI (this is also one of the strongest base tools for SOA testing), which is limited to the testing of web services. Service Virtualization provides a different world of opportunities in SOA testing, which helps us to provide a better SOA solution to clients.
The setup was a little complex, but it is ongoing. When we get into the tool, we feel it's easy to proceed with it.
We implemented it in-house.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Its price is a little high when compared to similar tools.
It's one of the best products for SOA testing, virtualization, and middleware.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're partners.
Mar 10 2016