StackSafe Inc. Expands Testing and Reporting Capabilities for Windows

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Test Center solution will provide in-depth, automatic analysis for Windows guest hosts.

StackSafe, Inc., a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT Operations teams, announced today the expansion of StackSafe™Test Center with additional software infrastructure tests and reports for Microsoft Windows. This enhancement will allow IT Operations teams to better conduct tests on Windows systems and more thoroughly assess the impact of IT changes on their production environment.

"Our Operating Systems for Multi-Tier Applications research report showed that Windows environments are an important component of the data center and continue to support more mission critical applications," said Dennis Powell, senior product manager for StackSafe. "With this expansion of test and reporting functionality, IT Operations teams can now more easily and effectively perform broad pre-production testing for Windows production environments."

Test Center automatically generates baseline analysis reports whenever an imported guest host is started. The reports present IT Operations groups with detailed information about the guest host, including configuration data, process and network connection status, system resource state, package inventory and disk space usage. Using this information along with differences reports, IT Operations can easily determine how guest hosts are impacted during the change process.

IT Operations groups also require this information to support a variety of software infrastructure testing activities, including:

  •     Application upgrades
  •     Patching programs
  •     Architecture design
  •     Disaster recovery/failover
  •     Root cause analysis
  •     Data center migration and consolidation
  •     Security
  •     Compliance audits
  •     Proof of concepts

Test Center reports provide data for Windows users to support the business activities of IT Operations. With easier software infrastructure testing, IT Operations gains greater insight into the impact of IT decisions, lower threat of downtime due to unknown impacts, reduced production problems after changes and shorter change and release management cycles.

As part of StackSafe Test Center's subscription licensing model, the updated release of Test Center is generally available to current Test Center users at no charge. For more information, please visit http://www.stacksafe.com.

About StackSafe, Inc.
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafe™ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Test Center was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit http://www.stacksafe.com.

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