Unleashing the Power of Time Machine® for Containerized Applications in AWS, Showcasing Pre-installed Supplemental Products for Effortless Virtual Time Management

SANTA CLARA, CA. Tuesday, March 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT


Unleashing the Power of Time Machine® for Containerized Applications in AWS


In the rapidly evolving landscape of containerization, companies are increasingly moving their applications to be executed in containers, either as standalone containers or in orchestration tools like OpenShift or Kubernetes, to enhance the agility and scalability of their applications. Testing the behavior of these containerized applications in various time-shift scenarios has become a critical aspect of ensuring their robustness.

The Need for Time Shift Testing in Containers:

Modern applications demand testing under diverse time conditions, whether it's in the future, the past, or within accelerated or decelerated time frames. Some testing scenarios may even require freezing a moment in the future or the past. In contrast to traditional three-tier architecture systems, container environments necessitate a different approach to time-shift testing.

Time Machine:

Recognized for its expertise in time shift testing solutions, Solution-Soft steps into this arena with its groundbreaking product – the Time Machine for Containers, bringing a new dimension to the world of containerized application testing. Time Machine for Containers presents an innovative approach to time-shift testing by integrating Solution-Soft’s flagship product, the Time Machine, with containerized applications.

Testing Preparation:

Introducing a Time Machine deployment within the namespace where the target application resides and configuring it in three simple steps is all it takes to affect the target pod with virtual time. To further streamline and expedite testing preparation, Solution-Soft recommends leveraging another powerful tool from its suite – the Time Machine Management node. This preconfigured AMI, available on the AWS marketplace, facilitates the management and licensing of Time Machine for Containers, ensuring a smooth and continuous testing process.

The Role of Advanced Licensing Solutions:

Container environments, characterized by impermanent pods, pose unique challenges when it comes to licensing. Solution-Soft addresses this challenge with the Time Machine Floating License Server, which runs on the Time Machine Management node. This innovative solution ensures a seamless exchange of licenses upon pod termination and recreation. When a pod is terminated, the license is released, and the newly created pod seamlessly consumes that license – a crucial feature for maintaining uninterrupted testing workflows in the dynamic world of containers.

Comprehensive Compatibility with AWS Container Solutions:

By covering compatibility with a wide array of AWS container solutions, Solution-Soft's Time Machine for Containers emerges as a holistic testing solution. Whether you are utilizing ECS, EKS, or OpenShift as a managed service, Time Machine ensures that your time-shift testing needs are met across the entire AWS container ecosystem, providing a unified and comprehensive approach to validating the resilience of your containerized applications.


In the dynamic realm of containerization, ensuring the reliability and resilience of applications through thorough testing is paramount. Solution-Soft's Time Machine for Containers, coupled with the Time Machine Management node, not only simplifies the time shift testing process but also addresses the unique licensing challenges presented by containerized environments. Embrace the future of testing with Time Machine for Containers on AWS and elevate your containerized applications to new heights of reliability and performance.


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 ready. Thousands of customers worldwide utilize Time Machine successfully across all industries on a daily basis; including 47 of the Fortune 100 companies.

About Solution-Soft

Solution-Soft is the leader in virtual clock, time shift testing software solutions for the ever changing digital world. Our flagship and market proven product, Time Machine, opened up brand new possibilities in the application testing landscape upon its release in 1997. Today, thousands of applications have been tested with Time Machine, and IT professionals recognize that using a virtual clock is the ideal and safest way to conduct date and time testing. As pioneer in our field, we've created the Time Machine Product Suite, a collection of cutting-edge testing software that augment Time Machine to further streamline enterprise cloud initiatives and IT simplification. The product suite offers a complete solution for end-to-end application testing, cloud migration, test automation, Agile/DevOPs, Continuous Operation, and Test Data Management. We proudly provide our 2000+ domestic and international customers, including 47 of Fortune 100 companies, our advanced solutions to optimize their testing and help deliver projects on-time. Solution-Soft's customers are across all market sectors including 3M, AMEX, Australia Tax Office, BBC, Boeing, British Gas, Covered California, Discover, Fed Ex, Federal Reserve Bank, French Telecom, National Australia Bank, and Zurich Insurance. We bolster our market presence through robust partnerships with companies including Accenture, Capgemini, Citrix, Delphix, DXC, FICO, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat and SAP.

Founded in 1993, Solution-Soft is privately held and based in Santa Clara, CA, for more information visit www.solution-soft.com or call +1.408.346.1400.

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