The TesLA (Test Lab Automation) Alliance offered its first public demonstration of prestandard multivendor test-automation integration at Interop Las Vegas 2009. TesLA's XML-based run-time integration displayed real-world interoperability scenarios from five TesLA members: Ixia, Shunra, Mu Dynamics, Gale Technologies, and OnPath Technologies.
"Integration between different vendors' solutions is essential," said Steve Mitchell of F5 Networks, a TesLA Customer Advisory Board member. "Interoperability ensures reliable, dynamic scheduling and system-wide interaction within test architectures from disparate automation systems. The adoption of TesLA's automation guidelines enhances the reliability and security of many commercial products and helps both vendor development teams and operator support personnel implement homegrown system automation capabilities."
TesLA is an open industry alliance of IP test vendors working together to author, publish, support, and implement standards that enable seamless vendor-agnostic test-lab automation. The pre-draft integration demonstrated at Interop, due for ratification in June, 2009, used Ixia's Test Conductor, Gale Technologies' Autolab, Mu Dynamics' Test Suite, OnPath Technologies' 2908 physical-layer switch, and Shunra's VE network emulator to provide a proof-of-concept of code-free run time integration of multiple vendors' products to streamline lab automation.
TesLA Alliance, www.teslaalliance.org