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Silk product family delivers a single portfolio of testing tools to optimize application quality and performance

April 02, 2013 – Organizations of all sizes are tasked with overcoming the challenge of delivering more products, on more platforms, in less time and with less resources. In response to this, Borland, a Micro Focus company (LSE: MCRO.L), today launched the Borland Silk Portfolio – a comprehensive set of test automation tools for cloud, web and mobile platforms. Working with, existing development and testing frameworks, the Silk product family delivers more capabilities to significantly improve application quality and reliability, while drastically reducing application deployment risk with significant time and cost savings.
The Borland Silk Portfolio takes a highly flexible approach to optimizing the quality and performance of all customers’ applications. It helps large and small development teams to standardize processes and centralize best practices across the organization, and streamline cloud, web and mobile application delivery to save time, money and effort.

India – emerging as the new IT powerhouse

With Cloud and mobility becoming fundamental to business there is an increasing demand for an always connected market place. With lower set-up costs and a huge pool of IT talent, India is increasingly becoming the most preferred destination for application development for global giants. In addition to that, the domestic app market is also witnessing a boom. India is a huge market for software testing where Independent software testing has gained importance over the last 10 years and has rapidly grown to become a large segment within the IT services industry. The worldwide software testing outsourcing market is expected to grow from $30 Billion in 2010 to $50 Billion in 2020 and India is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of this growth according to a NASSCOM report on the testing industry.

Given the dynamism and level of innovation in the field of mobile technology, cloud and web in the country, the importance of testing has already begun to unfold. This diversity in the computing environments presents unique challenges in developing apps., quality assurance, and deployment, which calls for requiring higher and more intricate testing regime. As the platforms become ubiquitous, business are under constant pressure to deliver a smooth and immersive consumer experience making the need for app. testing even more compelling.

Archie Roboostoff, Borland Solutions Portfolio Director at Micro Focus, said: “Testing teams have it rough today. These teams have a variety of challenges that span multiple technologies and platforms. Putting the problem in perspective, a team that only wants to support one major browser on one major OS has to test across at least 24 different desktop combinations. Our tools help customers ensure their apps work across as many platform/device combinations they want to support, bringing order to chaos and ensuring large-scale application delivery without any nasty surprises.

Continuing, Roboostoff said: “Designed to be simple, intuitive and easy to use, Silk Portfolio brings control to testing, minimizing the risks to delivering higher quality software while allowing developers a choice of tooling. It means our customers can deploy the most complex applications knowing they will meet their quality, scalability and performance objectives, and that ultimately their customers’ first experience will be positive.”

“With customers moving towards platforms like cloud, web and mobile, testing has now become a business critical function. Today companies have to build applications for multiple platforms which not only add to the complexity in the development phase but also demands a higher degree of testing sophistication. It becomes critical for developers to be equipped with a toolkit that empowers them to ensure that the applications that they are developing, work as they are expected to and deliver a rich customer experience across platforms. The powerful Borland Silk portfolio promises the desired quality assurance and offers an effective framework for managing the entire testing processes making it risk free and helps in reducing cost. It is an important development in the testing & development space and we are confident that it will go a long way not just simplifying the testing process but also allowing the developer to build better and more innovative applications” said Nitin Dang, Country General Manager, Micro Focus, India & SAARC.
The Silk product set comprises:

• Silk Mobile – Functional testing of mobile devices across all platforms. Plug in and go, no jail breaking, just install on your PC and plug in any mobile device for automated testing.

• Silk Test – Powerful test automation that delivers cross browser and cross platform testing designed to be used visually without any coding with Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse. Flexible packages are available to suit the needs of a variety of use cases.

• Silk Performer Cloud – Simulate load tests in the cloud without investing in infrastructure. Focus on performance and not IT hardware acquisition issues by setting multiple regional agents on the cloud, no expensive spend on hardware and set up, pay as you go (whatever you use).

• Silk WebMeter – Advanced website performance tool that tests websites globally. Free to download, lightweight and easy to use.

• Silk Performer – Easy and cost effective performance and load testing for web 2.0, enterprise and mobile applications. Know what will really happen to your application in the real world.

• Silk Central – Test management for agile and traditional development projects that eliminates the need to work from spread sheets and documents. Collaborative and customizable, testers can align goals and requirements with testing, technology and processes in a way that brings efficiency to manual testing almost immediately.

The Silk Portfolio end-to-end solution helps development organizations manage the uncertainties and risk brought about by new technology platforms and multiple devices, networks and operating systems though component-based test automation.

To find out more about the Borland Silk product set visit: Borland Silk Product Set . For more information on how Silk Portfolio addresses the individual challenges of the QA Manager, Test Manager, Tester, Mobile App Developer and QA Tester, click here.

About Borland

Originating in 1983, Borland Software Corporation is a world-class provider of requirements, test and change management solutions. As part of Micro Focus Ltd, a member of the FTSE 250, Borland offers tools that are open, agile and work across the entire Application Development Lifecycle to enable customers to build better software, faster. For additional information please visit

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