IT services provider CSC has formed partnership with HP to launch Application Testing as a Service (TaaS) platform.
The platform leverages HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP Unified Functional Testing tools. The service is delivered as “pay-as-you-go,” on-demand consumption basis.
Manish Tomar, vice president and general manager, Applications Managed Services, CSC, said, “CSC’s innovative platform certifies client work product on the latest systems, while helping customers to reduce usage-based expenses, improve application quality, speed time to market, and engage higher user adoption.”
Application testing and lifecycle management has become increasingly relevant as business move to quickly to deliver applications and experiences that leverage the cloud, big data and mobility. CSC’s new TaaS platform helps businesses test and deliver high-quality, effective applications.
According to IDC, although not as mainstream in usage as compared to other cloud-based application services, TaaS usage will grow continuously over the next 24 months.
IDC finds that service providers that extend their testing service capabilities with TaaS stand to be positioned well to meet upcoming buyer demand as more organizations weave cloud-based testing services into their application development and management initiatives.
“It’s not enough for agile application teams to deliver new applications quickly – they have to work, perform, and delight users on a dizzying array of devices and platforms,” said Raffi Margaliot, vice president and general manager, Application Delivery Management, Software, HP.
“By teaming with CSC we will provide developers with a flexible, on-demand platform that will allow them to deliver applications fast and with confidence,” Margaliot added.
HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP Quality Center is an open platform to manage the lifecycle of requirements, development, testing and defect management with complete transparency for predictable, yet agile delivery.
HP Unified Functional Testing delivers a comprehensive test automation capability for modern mobile, web, ERP and composite applications, HP said.
CSC offers a mix of traditional and next-generation testing solutions for clients across technologies, industry verticals and geographies, and helps provide secure, fast, and reliable applications.