Sintrex, an Infrastructure Management Company based in South Africa, believes in quality service delivery and is passionate about the innovative pursuit of excellence in providing end-to-end IT solutions and services.
To help ensure this quality, they have worked hard to deploy automated testing to the Sintelligent modules they use to deliver their services to clients.
How Sintrex automated testing works
Automated testing makes use of a testing framework consisting of Jenkins and Selenium that allows test cases to be run unassisted anytime of the day or night to ensure functionality is working as expected.
Sintrex’s automated software framework allows them to test changes made to their code base at regular intervals and allows them to do so with minimal assistance from testing team members.
By eliminating the need for a person to do the testing, it allows them to run these tests nightly and helps them to identify any issues caused by code changes almost as quickly as they happen.
The road ahead
As their test automation framework matures, Sintrex will be in a position to rely on their automation processes with enough confidence to release versions of the modules more frequently.
“Unlike solutions where the software sits in a central location and is accessed by multiples of clients, our software is deployed at each of our clients and used to provide the services we offer to that particular client,” says Gregory Hooper the Quality Assurance Manager.
This adds logistical challenges to their upgrade process, as each release must be deployed in an individual change control slot at each of their clients.
This means that, although there will be benefits in being able to deliver releases more frequently, Sintrex still need to work to find the sweet spot of regular intervals to deploy.
Through the deployment of automation testing, Sintrex is now able to offer their IT management solutions in even more accurate and relevant.
This gives you improved real-time infrastructure and service level information that is constantly available and will enable easy identification of service level lapses and minimised time of problem resolution.
To get insight into your business applications, IT infrastructure, or user network usage patterns, with Sintrex automated testing, please visit the Sintrex website.