Hosted Test Environments

Software testing projects often have a need for tests to be executed on multiple platforms, configurations, different browsers and even different versions of the same browser. Putting in place different physical machines for each of the required configurations can be challenging in terms of space, machine availability and configuring each required combination of operating system / service pack / browser version. Virtualization is an obvious answer to these problems, although the overhead is then transferred to building virtual machines for use in the test lab. Combining the concepts of cloud computing and virtualization enables our clients to take advantage of our ready made virtual test environments over the Internet, eliminating the need to build multiple machines.

We have a library of virtual machines ready for testing – these can be easily configured to include the right software, browsers and service packs for your requirements, or alternatively we can build custom configurations to your specification.

Secure hosting is provided via our hosting partner, to provide confidence and a high level of expertise in this area. Test machines are selected from a secure url, to ensure the security of your environment. The images have been created using VMware and are selectable from a VSphere menu upon successful login to your account.

From a confirmed order, we can provision a virtual environment which will enable your team to run anywhere between 1-20 simultaneous tests on different environments of your choice, as if the tests were being carried out in a lab onsite.

We an offer any of the following operating systems as a base:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Linux

Our virtual machines are available with various browsers installed, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, among others.

We operate a one month minimum contract and can offer hosted environments with guaranteed uptime for as long as you require. Pricing is competitive and depending on what configurations you need, lead times can be as short as one week.

If you would like to find out more about taking the hassle away from maintaining and configuring your test environments, please contact our team who will be happy to help.

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