Testing networking equipment on multiple server and operating system configurations can be a highly effort-intensive process, especially if the software components impacting compatibility are frequently updated.
Here is how Mindtree helped a world leader in networking technology perform testing more efficiently by using an automation framework to reduce effort and accelerate timelines. By leveraging offshore delivery we further helped to reduce testing costs incurred by the customer.
The customer needed to validate their network and fiber channel drivers on multiple standalone operating systems and hypervisors. Since releases of software took place frequently necessitating repeated testing, the customer required a robust automation framework to reduce the effort and duration of testing. Specific technical challenges included:
Mindtree collaborated with the customer to deliver a solution based on the open source Software Test Automation Framework (STAF). The Mindtree team was given complete ownership of the automation framework, test cases and test infrastructure. We also helped the customer move automation test beds from labs in North America to our labs in India. Solution highlights included: