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Micro Focus SaaS offerings praised in new GigaOm Radar report

By Mitchell Hageman
Managing Editor
Fri, 29th Jul 2022

Micro Focus was recently announced as a leader for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, with the LoadRunner family of performance engineering solutions being positioned leader in the GigaOm Radar for Cloud Performance Testing Tools report.

Micro Focus was cited in the report for being the 'strongest performer in the market' for testing tools and breadth of functionalities when it came to their solutions.

The LoadRunner SaaS received consistently high marks across key criteria and evaluation metrics for cloud performance testing tools. The report remarked, "The LoadRunner product line from Micro Focus is still the strongest performer in this market, with the largest set of functionalities."

Another significant reason for the achievement was that the LoadRunner SaaS solutions were said to have extended capabilities, those of which were not available from competitors.

"Simulated network behaviour is a game changer for achieving real user experience testing and is unique in this market," the report stated.

"The ability to consume the output of open-source testing tools as the basis for high-scale testing is also unique in this cloud market. The breadth of what network functions can be tested and how the tests can be structured confirms this solution's positioning as a Leader."

Micro Focus director of performance engineering product management Vicky Giavelli says that extensive deployments, achievements and successes have cemented the company's solutions as leading.

"LoadRunner has been at the forefront of best-in-class performance engineering solutions for decades," he says.

"With cloud and SaaS offerings now the de-facto way of doing business, LoadRunner leads the way for how dev teams deploy high performing applications, allowing them to engineer quality and optimise performance at any point in the DevOps pipeline."

Micro Focus also believes that performance testing must evolve into a proactive, continuous performance engineering discipline. They say this is why LoadRunner is right-sized for different users and delivers a scalable, shared infrastructure that can help establish a performance engineering ecosystem.

Further benefits of the solution were also highlighted in the report, with a focus on economic stability, ease of integration and path for the future.

"Benefits include fluid licensing to avoid shelfware, stiff competition on price with its peers, and its ability to work with open-source development tools, which allows for easier integration with developers and DevOps teams," the report remarked.

Micro Focus currently services tens of thousands of customers worldwide, helping them manage core IT elements of their business. They say they will continue to develop and expand their innovations.

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