IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Green Hat, a leading provider of software solutions that help prove in cloud computing environments, the quality of applications before its release. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Once the acquisition closes, Green Hat solutions will be integrated in the supply of IBM Rational software.
According to recent industry reports, software testing represent over 50% of the total costs of development and test teams often lose over 30% of their time managing the complexity of the environment creates test.1 Green Hat a virtual environment that simulates a wide range of elements of the technological infrastructure, without limitation hardware or software services. This environment of continuous testing, enabling developers and quality professionals, software testing earlier and more frequently throughout the life cycle of development.
Green Hat, founded in 1996, is headquartered in the cities of London (England) and Wilmington (Delaware, USA). Green Hat helps customers improve the quality of software applications allowing developers to take advantage of computing technologies in the cloud for testing software applications prior to delivery. Traditionally, simulation testing of a software program, a development team must build a real test lab consists of hardware and software. This process is time consuming and labor, has been complicated by the short cycle of development needed to compete in rapidly expanding markets, such as smart phones and tablets. Using the Green Hat solutions, you can configure a virtual test environment in minutes instead of weeks, at a fraction of cost.
“This acquisition extends IBM’s leadership in driving business agility and quality of software changing the way companies can manage the software development cost, the test cycle time and risk,” said Krista Kloeckner, General Manager of IBM Rational. “Together, we offer the most comprehensive solution available today for fast development and testing of software, with flexible options such as the cloud. The application virtualization capabilities of Green Hat help our clients accelerate delivery of business-critical software. “