Issue No. 05 - September/October (2006 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2006.143
Swaminathan Seetharaman , Alcatel
Krishna Murthy B.V.S. , Alcatel
The availability of testing infrastructure is a major factor in product development project costs. Software virtualization is a powerful mechanism for simulating a test setup on a few desktops that would otherwise require "real" equipment. It has shown a savings of about 30 percent of overall product development costs by executing 80 percent of unit testing and 25 percent of grey- and black-box testing in the desktop environment. Both open source and commercial products are available to support it.
software testing, virtual machines, open source
S. Seetharaman and K. Murthy B.V.S., "Test Optimization Using Software Virtualization," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 66-69, 2006.