New Release: Time Machine® Sync Server Enhancement Enables True Test Automation

SANTA CLARA, CA, April 15, 2023, SolutionSoft Systems Inc., the leader in virtual clock testing and time shift testing has released dynamic sync group management API, which enables parallel test automation.

Time Machine Sync Server Enhancement

Solution-Soft has announced the general release of the Time Machine Sync Server (TMSS) enhancement of URL API to create, update, and delete sync groups on-the-fly. As it turns out, this is critical to enable Agile CI/CD for parallel testing in the Cloud.

The Time Machine Sync Server enables users to broadcast virtual clocks targeting multiple systems to time travel together. Another key benefit of TMSS is it provides a URL API for test automation to integrate with test scripts or test automation orchestration tools which facilitate true test automation.

With Agile CI/CD, a source code submittal into a source code control system can automatically trigger a new release to be built, a new test environment to be provisioned, a new release loaded to run regression tests, send out test results, and deprovision the test environment. This can be achieved today via SolutionSoft Time Machine Sync Server API and Time Machine Floating License Server (TMFLS).

With TMSS API, brand new created test environments can be updated into the newly created sync group, a virtual clock can be set with the sync group to broadcast the virtual clock to the whole test environment, and multiple virtual clocks can be set to test different test cases with different virtual dates.

Finally upon regression test completion, the sync group can be disabled and deleted and the whole test environment deprovisioned and destroyed. With TMSS API to create new sync groups each time, the same test script can be run in parallel without issue. As each regression test can run many hours or days, it is quite possible that some other developers may submit other code changes into the source control system and trigger another run of regression tests of yet another new release in parallel.

TMFLS also completes the 100% test automation of Agile CI/CD as it enables dynamically created and provisioned systems to get Time Machine licenses automatically. Otherwise calling tech support for a new license key each time a new system is provisioned would certainly break the test automation cycle.

“Solution-Soft prides itself on being able to provide state of the art solutions to enable customers to be fully automated with complete Agile CI/CD cycle in the Cloud. The advance of sync server URL API and floating license server make this possible today” said Paul Wang, Chief Technology Officer at Solution-Soft.


About Time Machine

Time Machine saves ten-fold or more on resources and costs associated with temporal testing of applications. It enables you to finish your large-scale software projects on time and under budget. Some other usage scenarios of Time Machine include Cloud migration, time zone adjustment, data aging, Big Data analysis and online training. Time Machine is the original date and time simulation software for Unix and Windows since 1997 and it is Cloud and Containerization ready. Learn more about Time Machine.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leader in the virtual clock, and time shift testing software solutions for the evolving digital world. Our flagship product, Time Machine, opened up new possibilities in the application and software testing landscape upon its release in 1997. Today, a myriad of applications and software have been tested with Time Machine. Enterprise IT professionals standardize Time Machine to test vital business logic. As demands increased, we've completed the Time Machine product suite with a collection of functionalities for critical testing. It offers a complete solution for end-to-end testing, cloud migration, test automation, agile DevOPs, Continuous Operation, and Containerization.

Our latest Time Machine for containers revolutionizes time travel for Kubernetes and Openshift environments. It's available for RedHat OpenShift, AWS Managed Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine, and Azure Kubernetes Service. CalHEERS runs massive testing with it for its container migration daily, speeding up delivery time by more than two folds. Solution-Soft boasts 2000+ customers, including 47 Fortune 100 companies. Time Machine is used in all market sectors including 3M, AMEX, Australia Tax Office, BBC, Boeing, British Gas, CVS, Covered California, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve Bank, FedEx, Lloyds Bank, National Australia Bank, SNCF France, and Zurich. We bolster our strong partnerships like Accenture, Alstom, Capgemini, Deloitte, DXC, Fico, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, and SAP to meet their clients' needs. Solution-Soft has been awarded Best in Test and Measurement in 2022 by Data Magazine UK.

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, CA.

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