Wednesday, 25 March 2020

How to choose a service virtualization tool?

Most companies like to evaluate several tools before they commit to a purchase.

Typically they evaluate the service virtualization tools based on many factors such as:
  • Cost
  • Protocols and technologies supported
  • Features
  • Performance benchmarks
  • Support level

Here are a few additional technical questions might help decide which of the tools you are looking at is best:
  • Would you like to have a central team of administrators managing the new tool?
  • What kind of footprint would you like (RAM, disk usage, ...)?
  • What kind of licensing model would work best for your use case?
  • Do you need to source control of the virtual services and deployment scripts?
  • Are you looking for a tool that fits more the microservices architecture or a monolithic architecture?
These questions are based on: