Service Virtualization addresses these challenges by enabling teams to develop and test an application using a virtual service environment that has been configured to imitate a real production environment. This provides the ability to change the behavior and data of these virtual services easily in order to validate different scenarios.“This research follows a European study conducted in July 2012 in which 32 percent of respondents revealed that they were expected to deliver and manage four to seven releases a year compared to 53 percent in North America,” said Ian Parkes, Managing Director, Coleman Parkes Research. “Even more surprising, 75 percent of respondents across North America and Europe reported they were seeking additional budget to pay for more application development man-hours, when we know that additional labor is not in fact the ideal solution.” According to the study, “These survey results suggest that development managers often bring new applications or services from testing environments into production without complete insight into how their integrated applications might fail. For engineers, understanding failure modes is a critical part of the job, yet according to this study, 69 percent did not have this insight on a consistent basis. This is an alarming prospect for any board giving the green light for new software projects, especially those that impact the customer. It is also concerning that only nine percent have comprehensive insight into how complex integrated applications could break in production. “ *Independent study conducted by Coleman Parkes Research, underwritten by CA Technologies. Includes feedback from 200 in-house software development managers from large enterprises with revenues of more than US$1 billion in the US and Canada About the Study This seminal study explores how constraints on software application development and testing are impacting businesses in North America. The independent study was conducted by Coleman Parkes Research in September 2012 and includes feedback from 200 in-house software development executives and managers from large enterprises with revenues of more than US$1 billion in the US and Canada. It is the second phase of a similar July 2012 study conducted in Europe.
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