The Need for Service Virtualization
Agile and DevOps software methodologies are preferred by today’s enterprises as they need agility for their product development with shorter release cycles. There are multiple interdependent components in the process of the software development. Components like testing code and system integration can prove impossible if the test environment lacks some crucial dependencies which are a must for the processes to continue. This is where the process of Service Virtualization (SV) comes in place as it facilitates easy access to required components that actually impede the process of development and testing. SV provides an emulated test environment wherein rapid access to all dependent factors is made available. It emulates the software components that actually block the smooth functioning of the developers and quality analyst teams. Moreover, by emulating the behavior of essential components, SV allows complex applications to undergo integration testing much earlier in the software development life cycle for quality product release.