Auckland based IT consultancy Spectrum has become the first organisation in New Zealand to offer CA Technologies’ Test Data Manager under a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), pay-per-use model.
According to CA Technologies, TDM is an automated solution to one of the most time-consuming and resource-intensive problems in the continuous delivery model of IT application development — the creating, maintaining and provisioning of the synthetic test data needed for evolving applications.
“As the application economy develops and pressure on organisations to get apps to market intensifies, CA TDM eliminates delays in provisioning test data, shortening test cycles and resolving issues earlier— and more cost-effectively — in the software development lifecycle,” CA Technologies says.
Spectrum CTO, Anton Alders, said the introduction of the service was timely, given the Government’s commitment to cloud computing. “Following the New Zealand government’s recent announcement calling for the adoption of cloud services to be accelerated across all agencies, a large number of organisations are looking to develop effective cloud strategies quickly. … CA TDM SaaS [will] help them meet this mandate and, more importantly, provide them with a solution that enables their testing teams to be more agile,” he said.
According to CA Technologies, the Spectrum CA TDM software-as-a-service (CA TDM SaaS) offering comes at a time when most data masking products remain basic. “They are commonly offered to companies at a high cost due to the need to invest in licensing and training, which slows the development and adoption of program,” it said.
“With a more robust offering like CA TDM SaaS, Spectrum customers can automate development and test environments rapidly, allowing them to become more agile, more quickly and thereby reduce development costs.”