Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has formed a joint partnership with Infosys and NetApp to deliver assured Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) for applications built on the SAP HANA platform. The new service, called TaaS Powered by xStream for SAP applications, will provide turnkey-testing on-site at a customer’s data center, in the Virtustream cloud, and via other enterprise cloud service providers that are powered by xStream, including those supporting the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service. The TaaS service also features Cisco networking technology and Cisco UCS servers based on Intel E7 V2 processors.
The goal with the TaaS Powered by xStream offering is to enable QA teams to reduce both the time to bring a solution to market and the resources required to test SAP applications for issues or implement new functionality, modules and enhancement packs. The offering will be a pay-as-you-go model, as opposed to a subscription service.
As part of this partnership, Virtustream, Infosys, NetApp and Cisco will lend their respective expertise and solutions to the TaaS Powered by xStream offering for SAP applications, including those running on SAP HANA. The Infosys ERP Package Testing and Validation Practice delivers a suite of testing services, led by testing professionals that specialize in ERP and SAP applications, tools and accelerators. In the cloud, Virtustream’s xStream platform provides an on-demand, cloud-based delivery model for TaaS for SAP applications, including guaranteed service levels, high-availability and disaster-recovery functionality required for mission-critical enterprise applications. On-site, Virtustream’s xStream provides the cloud orchestration for compute and storage across FlexPod architecture – offered jointly by NetApp and Cisco.
In addition, Cisco and NetApp provide the FlexPods with FlexClone, enabling parallel work streams, as well as increased speed for building and refreshing SAP solution-based landscapes and automation of highly repetitive tasks common in testing services. Intel’s cloud reference architecture and its Xeon processors are used in both the cloud-based and on-premises options for TaaS Powered by xStream for SAP applications to enable rapid deployment in the cloud.
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