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Leap ahead in the ISV sector by accelerating innovation

Take advantage of CSI’s Test-as-a-Service offering to reduce costs, mitigate risks and get new features to clients sooner

Pressure to progress

When it comes to software, clients are always looking for the next big thing. To retain existing customers and attract new ones, continual innovation is part-and-parcel of life as an independent software vendor (ISV).

To advance your offering, you need to test – it’s an essential part of the software development process. But acquiring the IT resources for testing can quickly take a toll on your bottom line. You will probably only need the systems for a relatively short time, making it uneconomical to maintain dedicated infrastructure on a long-term basis.
If you don’t already have the resources in-house, leasing them temporarily can be a long and painful process. Then you have to manage the extra infrastructure, putting additional pressure on your IT team…

Your mind may go straight to public cloud services for an answer. But it takes time and expertise to choose from the dizzying array of generic cloud offerings and secure the right resources for your use case. Why not work with an expert like CSI and cut down on risk and accelerate delivery?

Dynamic Test-as-a-Service (TaaS) designed for you

We’ve got years of experience helping ISVs to test and distribute new software on IBM i, AIX and Linux platforms, including vendors in highly regulated industries. Now we’ve gone one step further and developed a Test-as-a-Service (TaaS) offering in the IBM Cloud that allows you to focus on making your software the best it can be.

We’ll provide an initial build service where we create an image for your TaaS environment. After that we’ll refresh it for each test or demo cycle. And we’ll carry out a quarterly configuration check to ensure everything is working as well as it could be.

Save thousands, start sooner

CSI’s TaaS is designed to be set up fast, so you can get going with your testing ASAP. It can also be shut down quickly, enabling you to tap into resources only when you need them. You only pay for services and resources when your testing LPAR is live. As a result, you don’t need to choose between controlling costs and innovation: you can do both.

We’re seeing customers that don’t have dedicated testing infrastructure save as much as 50 percent on costs by opting for CSI TaaS rather than leasing on-premises systems. They’re up and running on our TaaS service in hours instead of the weeks it can take to get systems on-site. By removing delays to testing initiatives, our service could help you get to market faster.

We’ve also got you covered when it comes to security. Each TaaS instance is segregated and secured in the IBM Cloud, which can help you to meet stringent compliance goals.

So, whether you want to develop new features or run a demo for a client, TaaS can help you remove barriers to innovation.

What Next?

For more details, you can click here to view our Test-as-a-Service datasheet.

Otherwise, we welcome you to contact CSI today to learn more.