TesLA: Enabling multivendor Test Automation
The TesLA (Test Lab Automation) Alliance is an open industry alliance of IP test vendors working together to author, publish, support and implement standards that enable seamless and vendor agnostic Test Lab Automation.
On August 26th, the TesLA alliance was formed IP network testing industry leaders. Below are some commonly asked questions about TesLA (Test Lab Automation). For more information on the alliance and its members, please go to http://www.teslaalliance.org/tesla_members.html.
Q: What is TesLA?
The TesLA (Test Lab Automation) Alliance is an open industry alliance of IP test vendors working together to author, publish, support and implement standards that enable seamless and vendor agnostic Test Lab Automation. Key points about TesLA are:
In response to customer demands, the IP networking industry is experiencing a technological revolution in the development of products and services. The convergence of communication services onto IP networks extends from routing and switching to content aware security, deep packet inspection, voice, video, and complex application networking functions. As device complexity increases and product life cycles shorten, customers are focusing on improving business processes, increasing operational efficiency and ensuring higher quality. These mandates for improved productivity and reduced costs require an IP network test lab to use test solutions from a variety of vendors in order to optimize their lab usage. These dynamics are influencing the test industry to develop improved test methodologies and to standardize test tools and test automation solutions. TesLA alliance charter is author, publish, support and implement standards to achieve these goals.Q: Why should I be interested in the TesLA framework?
The TesLA open automation standards ensure interoperability among members' products, making it easy for customers to improve efficiency and productivity. They also promote the use of efficient, standardized test methodologies that help improve test coverage and product quality in the face of the rapid product release cycles.Q: What does the TesLA framework include?
The TesLA framework is comprised of standards for various Test Automation interfaces that are published by the alliance. For the initial phase, the different areas of interfaces that comprise the framework include:
Other areas of test automation like Scheduling, Reporting etc will be added to these standard's initiatives in future phases of TesLA standards development.Q: What are the benefits to adopting TesLA standards (a.k.a TesLA Framework)
The founding TesLA members are APCON, Codenomicon, Fanfare, Ixia, Mu Dynamics, QualiSystems and Shunra. Additional members will be joining the alliance. For a complete list of current members, go to http://www.teslaalliance.org/tesla_members.html.Q: Where can I get more information about TesLA?
You can learn more about TesLA at http://www.teslaalliance.org/. You can find the current list of members, information regarding the alliance, and links to the members' web sites there.Q: How do I contact TesLA?
You can contact TesLA by sending an email to: