IBM to acquire Green Hat
announces a definitive agreement to acquire Green Hat, a leader in
software quality and testing solutions for the cloud and other
environments. Founded in 1996, Green Hat helps customers improve the
quality of software applications by enabling developers to leverage
cloud computing technologies to conduct testing on a software
application prior to its delivery.
Historically, to run
simulation testing on a software program, a development team must
construct an actual testing lab made up of both hardware and
software. This time consuming and labor intensive process has become
even more compounded with the short development cycle needed to
compete in rapidly expanding markets such as those for smart phones
and tablets. By using Green Hat's solutions, a virtual test
environment can be set up in a matter of minutes versus weeks, and
for a fraction of the cost.
Upon the acquisition close, Green
Hat will join IBM's Rational Software business. When combined with
the IBM Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management,
developers and testers can achieve unprecedented levels of
efficiency, effectiveness, and collaboration while delivering quality
software to their business. IBM and Green Hat will help customers
maximize continuous integration of an application, including creating
virtual protocols, message formats, services, customization and
engagement with third-party software.
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