Hive-IO, a company software-defined infrastructure solution provider delivering its services and solutions to large enterprises and SMBs, is now partnering with Login VSI to integrate the Login VSI testing and automation suite into its Cloud Compute Appliance Platform.
The integrated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform offers an array of testing services and options natively and without additional infrastructure to enterprise and SMB customers using the Hive-IO platform.
Login VSI is a standard for performance and load testing across VDI and SBC. As the critical performance-testing component of the Hive-IO platform, four specific Login VSI functions will be integrated on Hive-IO Appliances. Enabling these functions would be simple; the customer need only provide a license key. These four Login VSI functions include:
- unit/scale testing
- synthetic user acceptance testing
- production synthetic testing
- focused problematic workload forensics
Beyond traditional unit/scale testing, the Hive-IO-Login VSI partnership would offer customers the ability to shadow and evaluate live cloud workloads in real-time, replacing reactive problem solving with predictive management tools. Methods such as segregating problem workloads, hunting for maximum pressure guests, and separating guest problems away from infrastructure issues have been engineered into the offering.
“Login VSI is the industry standard testing for virtualized desktop environments, used by technology providers and enterprises alike,” said Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, CEO of Login VSI. “We are excited to be involved in validating the performance of Hive-IO’s PaaS offering as we see this as a great opportunity for a single-vendor solution to reduce complexity.”
Hive-IO tests with Login VSI benchmarks have focused on stress testing, where virtual users represent the workloads of real-life users and the impact they have on performance and scalability. Stress testing unveils what happens to a user experience under extreme conditions. The partnership between Hive-IO and Login VSI would benefit the end user by providing a universally accepted method of unit and scale testing for cloud computing.
The Hive-IO Platform
“The Hive-IO platform is a software-defined infrastructure that elevates servers, storage and networking,” said Kevin McNamara, CTO and Founder, Hive-IO. “It is designed to match expanded compute workloads, and free them from outdated, proprietary approaches. The integration of Login VSI’s world-class product suite into the Hive-IO platform creates exciting opportunities for us and for our customers.”
Hive-IO’s platform is a unified cloud solution that would reduce cloud storage needs on an average of 70%, remove vendor sprawl and provide high security on premise. The solution services VDI, virtualized servers, Hadoop, and custom Linux workloads, and can be delivered on-premise or in a hybrid cloud depending on customer needs. Management of the platform can be done in house or can be sourced externally to Hive-IO certified partners.