Last week Ixia held a conference in sunny San Diego with 300 global test professional attendees. These seasoned testing experts included Ixia partners, Systems Engineers, Trainers and Professional Services guys. These vendor technical leaders have experience working with Test Lab automation for years. We presented the Tesla Alliance SDK and shared test automation training.
The strongest feedback heard from participants was about the breadth and depth of Tesla customer advisory board including HP, Verizon and F5. Many felt this was the ‘best part” of this industry-wide initiative. The capability for customers to influence the direction of the TesLa-compliant tools translates into many new adopters.
Our South African partner said “they want to learn from more mature markets and select the right end to end lab automation solution.” An industry wide forum like TesLA lends immense credibility and helps alleviate their testing adoption and ramp-up fears. Like many cost and resource-conscious firms, forum participants are increasingly wary of being stuck with a newly invested solution or exhausting resources only to be locked into certain equipment vendors. If done right, using TesLA’s SDK and Automation APIs, they will posses a valuable reference yardstick for optimizing their testing and ensuring a shared vision and test product neutrality among all vendors.
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