ALM Octane Scalability

ProcessO7962
Process Owner E/E Test Management at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is pretty good. We did some load tests in advance, before making the decision, pro or con, on Octane. With Octane we are in a very good position. We expect to have some 5,000 users by the end of 2019/beginning of 2020 working on Octane. I believe it can go up to 2,000 users working on Octane in parallel. We hope to be powerful enough, with the architecture and everything else we set up, to meet users' expectations of performance. View full review »
Jennifer Plourde
Enabling Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The performance issues that we have come about when we have load on the system. We're trying to figure out if the source of those issues is the environment, and what the optimized settings would be for the environment: memory size, number of disks, things that we're doing in our performance testing, etc. But we're also looking at the software to see if there are any issues there. We are working with about 180 to 200 concurrent users, which isn't a terribly high number. We're looking at all sorts of angles but we're currently in the middle of it, so it's hard to tell what the source of the issue is. Micro Focus has definitely been good about helping us out with all of that, giving us advice, hardware related, on what our settings should be. Maybe we're not sized exactly correctly. According to Micro Focus - they also, of course, do their own performance testing - and they haven't seen the results that we have. View full review »
Steven Tompsett
CDA Engineer at Hastings
We have 220 users on it. I have spoken to clients who have 3000 users on it. It's relatively scalable. We haven't seen any performance issues at all as we have ramped up the amount of data that we have on it or the amount of users. Our users include scrum masters, developers, testers, product turners, subject-matter experts, and business intelligence analysts. In terms of usage going forward, we will rollout to our operations department. We'll get Ops using the same platform, so that should be another 60 to 70 users. The benefits of this would be that we would have more work concentrated all in the same place. Therefore, we can have a lot of crossover between other departments which aren't currently on ALM Octane that we can get onto Octane. This would make it work better and make it easier to manage because it would be a single place for work to be referred between teams, as opposed to having to go to a different tool if someone needs something hardware or software related to be created. View full review »
Timothy Leach
Senior Software Engineer with 10,001+ employees
I'm in SaaS. If it slows down, I just call them. They increase something, whether its memory, CPU, or disk space. Scalability is pretty much a non-issue. View full review »
Reviewer3273
Programme Test Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it would scale. We've not needed to scale too much yet, but it seems scalable to me. I think that the biggest obstacle to scaling with this particular tool is the licensing. You predict what licensing you need for the year, a whole year, and you're stuck with that for that year, unless you pay more to scale up. That's always a challenge. The challenge is not the scalability of the solution but the scalability of licenses. We've just upped our licenses to 25. We started off with ten. Once we get to steady state, in some six months' time, we'll have about 30 steady-state silences. Regarding the increase in usage, we'll push more work through it. Right at this moment it's just one program of work. Once we're happy with the way we use it, the stability, we'll then push all our organization's work through Octane, rather than ALM.NET. At the moment, the majority of our work is going through ALM.NET. It's just this transformation program that I mentioned where we're using Octane. It's almost a proof of concept for us. If it works with that program, we'll make it work for all programs. View full review »
Venu Cherukuri
Lead Solution Architect at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
The usage is going up pretty fast. There will probably come a point where we need to scale. The new architecture for Octane is quite different than HPE ALM. It allows us to scale. We're not quite there yet. We have over 3,000 users, about 85 concurrent. It's a globally active application. It goes around the clock. We have North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. View full review »
it_user458409
Test Community Manager at Orange
We haven't put scalability in place yet because of what I explained earlier. Previously, we had two servers for our Quality Center system platform and, with the same number of users, we've got just one application server with Octane. We haven't used the scalability yet. View full review »
Sukarna Chirumamilla
Senior manager IT at a transportation company
We haven't tried scaling yet because we just started and we have about 20 projects in there which are not such big projects. But we haven't had any issues so far. We have confidence, after using ALM for so long, in scalability, the way HPE - before Micro Focus - are doing it. We hope that, they will do the same thing. View full review »
Mike Smithson
ALM platform architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We have projects and teams with several hundreds of users and tens of thousands of records (requirements, tests, etc.). There are risks with not being able to copy a workspace to test changes to the CI/CD or pipelines, so that is a miss. The reporting is limited to a few thousand records so we've had to request an override to the limits - but Micro Focus delivered on this immediately, once we stated the case. View full review »
Walter Whitaker
Qa manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I imagine it should scale very well. We're using it kind of in a limited basis now, but going forward we're going to use it for a very large project with up to 100 testers. Because we're using the SaaS solution, and because we used the ALM HPE QC product before, and SaaS, I don't see any reason why it can't be scaled the same way. So, not too worried about the scaling. View full review »
Mike Smithson
ALM platform architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We've only got 20 live projects in there right now. So I don't see any issues with it. Until we can put some massive projects in there. We've taken one 65-gig project from Agile Manager and ported that into Octane. We don't see any degradation, but that was still prototype. View full review »

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