SD Times: "LISA Dresses Up for Continuous Testing"

October 1, 2006 - SD Times Editor-in-Chief Dave Rubinstein recently had a chance to talk to ITKO founder and Chief Architect John Michelsen. In his article he drills down on the continuous testing method and mentions the "five nines" of application availability.

Michelsen said the "five nines" of application availability is actually a product of system uptime, application availability and - from a business perspective - functional integrity. The first two, he noted, can pretty much be automated to ensure uptime. The last one, though, is as critical to business as the first two. "Apps had better deliver the business functionality, or it's downtime."

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ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit

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