StackSafe, a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT operations teams, announced today that StackSafe Test Center, which was launched in the beginning of this year and significantly upgraded 2 months ago, now includes automated import of virtual infrastructure components.
Users can easily import virtualized production environments into Test Center, enabling them to stage both virtualized and physical production environments for testing activities. With this upgrade, Test Center provides testing that covers the gamut of potential scenarios, from physical infrastructure stacks to virtual infrastructure stacks to “hybrid” environments that include both physical and virtual components.
With the uses of virtualization becoming more widespread, the IT Operations industry is beginning to see an increasing use of virtual infrastructure stacks in production. Enhanced support for virtualized infrastructure enables users to more easily import virtual workloads into Test Center, making it possible to test against virtual and physical environments for complete end-to-end infrastructure stack testing. This inclusion, along with the product’s existing support for external infrastructure connectivity, gives Test Center a broad view of the entire IT Operations infrastructure, enabling testing across:
- Physical machines – Production machines equipped with Windows, Red Hat Linux and CentOS Linux
- Virtual machines – Test Center currently supports virtual machines on VMware ESX 3.x
- External infrastructure components – Including large databases, mainframes and other network components that cannot be virtualized into Test Center
Organizations choosing to employ StackSafe Test Center can now ensure that their entire software stack is represented in the testing process, enabling for faster change impact analyses and fewer rolled-back changes.
As part of StackSafe Test Center’s subscription licensing model, the updated release of Test Center is generally available to current Test Center users at no charge.