If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Broadcom Service Virtualization, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would recommend this product to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Broadcom Service virtualization a nine out of ten.
Our services are offered to all of our clients. Once they have purchased the product, we offer services and centrally configure this for others who have this feature. It's free. Instead of each and every project team buying their own products, we centrally buy it, we centrally manage the environment, and we provide it to the rest of the teams. This provides a way of cost-cutting and interacting. This solution is definitely for large enterprise companies, not suitable for a small or medium-sized company. With large enterprise companies, we can use freeware tools. There are several freeware tools available. Complex protocols are also available and can be applied only for large enterprise companies. My recommendations are that this solution is best suited for large organizations and for internally running their referral services. If you want, the requirements are simple. You can use the freeware that is available. Or, if you want to use it for a central log, then use it, develop and enhance it more. The development technicians will assist you if you want to run this securely as a centralized enterprise-level solution. I would recommend this solution for large organizations. Nonetheless, they have to make a lot of improvements. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.
I would give CA an eight out of ten. It could be a ten on service virtualization, but it's definitely a 6 or 7 in the application testing area. These two are combined into one product (CA DevTest), so the overall total comes to an 8. When selecting a vendor, our most important criteria is based on which areas are supported. As we are an enterprise, we have rich environments with many types of platforms and the most important requirement is that the tools will support these rich environments, protocols, technologies, and platforms. In the end, your choice depends on what goal is more important to you: services virtualization or application tests. If it's services virtualization, go for DevTest; if it's application testing, then you should think twice.
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