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SOA and Middleware Testing and Validation Services

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) enables increased business agility, improved business workflows, extensible architecture, enhanced reuse, and a longer life span of applications. However, companies cannot realize the benefits of SOA due to several challenges:

  • Multiple interaction points and system vulnerabilities in widely exposed services, unavailable services and substandard performance of applications using shared services
  • High cost due to frequent changes in services leading to repetitive and, often, redundant validation efforts
  • Diverse expectations of stakeholders
  • Difficulty in isolating defects across architecture layers

Traditional test validation approaches and tools are often incapable of providing high test coverage, consistency, repeatability and time to market. Infosys SOA and Middleware Testing and Validation Services help companies minimize risks, enhance costs, and increase agility of their SOA implementations. We combine an early life cycle approach to functional validation across multiple layers of the systems architecture with a comprehensive non-functional testing approach. The service is backed by proprietary tools and accelerators from Infosys such as Infosys Middleware Testing and Service Virtualization Solution for component and integration testing, and Infosys Test Automation Accelerator for automated end-to-end testing. These tools along with established processes enable companies to successfully validate their SOA journey, enterprise messaging middleware implementations, legacy modernization initiatives, and other technology and business initiatives. Significantly, our approach allows companies to achieve business agility and acquire the ability to deploy products rapidly.

SOA-related challengesInfosys approachBenefits
High risk of failure
  • Modular gray box testing approach combines the best of component-level system integration and end-to-end testing techniques and tools
  • Focus on security testing, performance testing and interoperability testing
  • Business participation, continuous validation, and milestones of success
  • Identifies and resolves functional defects, performance bottlenecks, and vulnerabilities early in the test life cycle
  • Identifies and rectifies almost 50% of defects before the integration phase
  • Increases confidence in SOA-enabled business transformation
High total cost of ownership
  • Reduces test effort by up to 66%
  • Reduces the cost of quality significantly
Complex interdependencies between functional groups
  • Comprehensive risk-based test strategy addresses potential conflict scenarios
  • Robust test data management practices
  • Comprehensive management plan and governance function manage the expectations of participating teams
  • Minimizes dependencies between teams
  • Ensures prompt rectification of defects
  • Reduces effort
  • Advances time to market
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