Micro Focus Unveils New LoadRunner Family
May 14, 2020
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Micro Focus unveiled the new LoadRunner family, a unified set of enterprise-grade performance engineering solutions spanning developers to performance engineers, incorporating intelligent analytics and supporting extensive integrations with DevOps and application performance monitoring (APM) tools.

With the LoadRunner family of solutions, organizations are equipped to design better performing software from the start as they quickly root out issues and deploy high-performing applications.

To meet the demands of rapid application delivery, modern software teams need an evolved approach that goes beyond traditional performance testing. Micro Focus supports a proactive, continuous performance engineering discipline that includes four key attributes: expansion of performance testing to new roles, integration into the CI/CD process, end-to-end performance monitoring, and continuous improvement.

“Building on our legacy in performance testing, the LoadRunner family lets our customers engineer performance early in the lifecycle all the way through the end-user experience,” said Raffi Margaliot, Micro Focus SVP Application Delivery Management. “An integral part of the strategy was also streamlining the architecture and improving the user experience to enable greater collaboration and flexibility across our LoadRunner solutions.”

Micro Focus LoadRunner family capabilities enable users to:

- Implement a proactive performance strategy – Mitigating performance risks requires testing at all stages. LoadRunner solutions match different skill sets and foster greater adoption from developers, dev testers, performance engineers and QA.

- Seamlessly collaborate, share and reuse – LoadRunner’s new shared and open architecture breaks down siloes between users, teams and tools. Scripts, scenarios and load generators are easily shared across solutions to maximize reuse, minimize duplication and improve collaboration.

- Optimize performance with community analysis – A centralized approach to test data collection allows teams to connect the dots between developer, CI and end-to-end performance tests. Through data visualization, teams can view real-time results and manipulate data to make smarter decisions.

- Scale with broad support – LoadRunner supports more than 50 application protocols and technologies and over 52 scripting technologies, integrating with open source CI/CD tools, and enhancing data visualization with Grafana and InfluxDB.

- Adjust licensing based on need – The LoadRunner family is now more affordable and enables teams to share licenses between the products, and rapidly scale up or down based on seasonal or ad hoc demands.

LoadRunner extends existing support of APM tools with a new AppDynamics partnership. The correlation of data across these tools generates more granular results, increases cooperation, and centrally archives historical data for trending, automated comparisons and SLA validations across multiple data sets.

“As companies undertake digital transformation projects, our partnership gives them the tools to accelerate their journey with vital real-time and historic insights into application, user, and business performance,” said Matt Chotin, Senior Director, Product and Technology Strategy, AppDynamics. “Our customers will be able to better test the performance of any application type.”

The Micro Focus LoadRunner family of performance engineering solutions includes LoadRunner Professional, LoadRunner Enterprise, LoadRunner Cloud and LoadRunner Developer. LoadRunner Developer is available free of charge and includes up to 50 virtual users. These solutions help teams deliver high-performing apps that surpass customer expectations using end-to-end performance engineering.

Micro Focus helps customers address the four core pillars of digital transformation: Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security, Risk & Governance, and Predictive Analytics. The LoadRunner family of products are a core component of the Enterprise DevOps pillar, which helps organizations design better software faster – bridging existing and the emerging technologies in the race for digital transformation.

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