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Grid Robotics and Zephyr Announce Cloud Lab Rocket at STARWEST 2011 – The First Integrated, End-to-end Test Environment on the Cloud
Anaheim, CA, October 5, 2011: At STARWEST 2011 today, Grid Robotics and Zephyr announced the product release of Cloud Lab Rocket, the first completely integrated, end-to-end testing environment on the cloud.
The solution combines the Zephyr Community Edition for real-time test management, Grid Robotics’ Cloud lab technology for managing physical and virtual machines, CapCal Web Performance for load testing, open source Selenium for functional testing, and Bugzilla for defect tracking, all fully integrated and delivered on the Amazon or IBM Cloud.
End-to-End Test Lab and Management on the Cloud
Cloud Lab Rocket provides customers with the ability to perform all their testing activities from the cloud – test management, manual testing, automated functional testing, web performance testing, test lab environments, and defect tracking – without the need for expensive hardware, software or IT support.
Cloud Lab Rocket comes pre-configured with:
• Visual Test Lab Management Console
• Free Test Management (Zephyr Community Edition)
• Free Defect Tracking (Bugzilla)
• Free version of CapCal Web Performance Testing
• Open-source Functional Web Testing (Selenium)
“Grid Robotics has partnered with Zephyr to provide our customers with unparalleled value and comes preconfigured with the leading Free and Open Source software test automation and management products in the market today” said Greg Spindler, CEO of Grid Robotics, “The cloud presents new and affordable solutions for quality assurance professionals striving to meet company goals and timelines for higher quality software, shorter delivery time frames and lower costs. Grid Robotics’ products are available on the Amazon and IBM clouds today and getting started is simple and easy.”
Zephyr’s on-demand Test Management Platform manages all aspects of the testing lifecycle, integrates various test tools and systems and provides global access, collaboration and management visibility. “We are excited to partner with Grid Robotics to bring added value to our existing customer base and the wider testing space ” said Samir Shah, Founder and CEO of Zephyr, “With all the right pre-configured components integrated, Cloud Lab Rocket is an ideal solution for QA departments and project teams that are looking to ramp up rapidly.”
Pricing and Availability
Cloud Lab Rocket will be generally available in November 2011 at a starter price of $19.95/month.
About Grid Robotics
Grid Robotics is a leading provider of PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions for development, testing, training and collaboration for all the major public and private clouds. Our innovative Windows® and Linux virtual appliances are optimized to run in today’s cloud and virtual environments to provide virtualized solutions to real world problems. Cloud Lab products are available on Amazon Web Services and the IBM Smart Cloud. For more information please visit www.gridrobotics.com
Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud based enterprise test management solutions offering innovative applications and unparalleled, metrics based visibility via real time dashboards into the quality and status of software projects. The feature rich solution addresses today’s dynamic and global needs across a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, mobile, IT services, and enterprise software. Zephyr’s global customers experience improved productivity, faster time to market and dramatic cost savings. For more information, please visit www.getzephyr.com
Grid Robotics is very happy to announce built-in integration with Zephyr, the award-winning test management system everyone is talking about these days. We believe that this combination is the first of its kind, allowing test projects, test teams and test resources to be seamlessly integrated with virtual or physical test labs anywhere in the world, inside or outside the firewall.
Legacy test management systems like HP Quality Center were designed for departmental teams working on-premise on a local network. Zephyr, on the other hand, erases those boundaries altogether, making today’s globally distributed test teams far more productive and able to work together as if they were in the same room. Gloud Lab Grid Automation takes this a step further, allowing the actual physical or virtual machines themselves to be just as easily managed as the tests and test resources themselves.
The productivity gains are huge, as huge as the cloud itself. Nowadays organizations use a hybrid combination of physical, virtual and cloud computers just as their teams can work in the same room, down the hall or in another part of the world. The applications they are building are equally distributed, far outpacing the old client server model of legacy solutions.
We invite all Zephyr users to have a look at our combined solution as well as anyone looking at Cloud Lab Grid Automation. We have been quite impressed with Zephyr’s Zbot integration platform and the way it combines itself with our own methodology. Sometimes when you are looking for a “one size fits all” solution you can’t find anything that quite fits the bill but in this case you can.
Have a look at our 3 minute demo showing how easy it is to manage your test resources as well as your labs with this combined solution from Zephyr and Grid Robotics:
Microsoft Visual Studio(r) 2010 Ultimate Edition includes a powerful load testing tool that is integrated with Team Foundation Server and runs load tests of up to 250 users against your web application. But what if you want to run tests using several thousands of users? You were out of luck until now!
Grid Robotics announces our “Air Lift for Visual Studio Test Professional”, a way to quickly and easily run your MS web tests on Amazon EC2, IBM Smart Cloud or Rackspace in minutes. Just import your test, upload it to the CapCal server and go for it. Now you can easily simulate many hundreds or thousands of users without sacrificing your investment in the Microsoft Visual Studio platform but leveraging it instead. With CapCal’s on-demand SaaS model this is easy to do and our customers love it! Give us a call or fill in our web contact form for a demo or a free POC.
Grid Robotics is a leading provider of PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions for development, testing, training and collaboration for all the major public and private clouds. Our innovative Windows® and Linux virtual appliances are optimized to run in today’s cloud and virtual environments to provide virtual solutions to real world problems. Contact us today for a free trial, or for a list of our solution partners see the Partner section on our web site!