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Parasoft Service Virtualization is #2 ranked solution in top Service Virtualization tools. PeerSpot users give Parasoft Service Virtualization an average rating of 8 out of 10. Parasoft Service Virtualization is most commonly compared to Broadcom Service Virtualization: Parasoft Service Virtualization vs Broadcom Service Virtualization. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 48% of all views.
What is Parasoft Service Virtualization?
Parasoft's service virtualization solution enables organizations to rapidly simulate and easily manage test environments to bring higher quality software to the market faster and at a lower cost.
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Parasoft Service Virtualization Customers
Comcast, Lufthansa, Samsung, AIG, amdocs
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Solutions Architect at InfoStretch
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Easy to set up and scale but needs more data virtualization capabilities
Pros and Cons
  • "The initial setup is quite easy to manage."
  • "It would be ideal if the product offered more in terms of data virtualization or have a separate product that could be combined with this one that could offer a bit more in order to cover more of our requirements."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for API virtualization.

What is most valuable?

The solution has a lot of great features that we are able to take advantage of.

The initial setup is quite easy to manage.

The stability is good.

We've found the scalability to be very good.

What needs improvement?

For how long have I used the solution?

We've only recently started using the solution. it's been about three months or so. It hasn't been that long just yet.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability so far has been very reliable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. The performance is great overall.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution can scale. If a company needs to expand it, it can do so. It's good.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not yet contacted technical support. We haven't used the solution for very long and haven't come across any difficulties just yet. Therefore, I can't speak to how helpful or responsive they are. 

How was the initial setup?

We did not find the initial setup to be difficult. It's not a complex process. It's largely straightforward and simple. An organization shouldn't have any trouble with it.

We have our own team of five engineers that can handle deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We handled the deployment ourselves. We didn't need a consultant or integrator to assist us. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing of the product is fair. It's not unreasonable by any means. 

What other advice do I have?

I'm working with a service organization and I'm working for a client and that client requires this solution. That's why we use it. Basically, we are just a customer and end-user.

The solution is easy to set up and a good tool for the service virtualization so far.

I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. If the product could do more things, I'd give it higher marks.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Ryan Papineau
Automated Test Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Supports MessageQueue. Provides the ability to test applications detached from integration middleware.

How has it helped my organization?

We now have the ability to test our complex applications completely detached from integration middleware. This improves the reliability, speed, cost, and simplicity of testing.

What is most valuable?

MessageQueue support: Our infrastructure was designed with the ability to detach client systems via MessageQueue queue managers.

What needs improvement?

JMS Queue Monitoring: When deploying the TIBCO JMS monitor, we saw an approximately 50% failure rate in detecting the desired event. This is probably due to the asynchronous nature of the event itself, and the natural background flow of other events. Though this feature sounds cool, we had to work around it and create a different solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for three years. I am currently using Parasoft Virtualize 9.10 and Parasoft SOAtest 9.10.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Initially, we had some stability issues due to the fact that we were loading an entire day’s traffic at once. We were able to resolve these issues with Java heap monitoring and tuning.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We had no scalability problems. The virtualized solution is high performance.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is 9/10, top notch. Parasoft support turnaround is quick, and attentive. They will work through an issue with you to see it reproduced and get back to you with a workaround or future fix.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was relatively straightforward, with just a couple quick clarifications to understand the relationship between configuring Development Testing Platform, SOAtest, Virtualize and Environment Manager.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cloud is the future. Evaluate cloud licensing up front so you don’t have to repurchase new licenses when your company finally lands in the cloud.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated CA Service Virtualization and IBM Green Hat.

What other advice do I have?

Most folks go in thinking small, which is a good start. However, once you have learned the capabilities of the tool, think big for the best solutions.

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