a1qa enhances software quality of Acronis’ multiuse infrastructure product for cybersecurity

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Acronis is a global front-runner developing on-premises and cloud software solutions for cyber protection, from disaster recovery to enterprise file sync and share, assisting its individual users and corporate clients in protecting working experience and enabling secure and robust data management.

In the endeavor to boost software quality and accelerate the development process, Acronis pitched on a1qa. Over the years of successful cooperation, the company has assured the high quality of diverse IT products.

One of them represents a multifunctional infrastructure solution, a hypervisor, allowing end users to deploy virtual machines, create diverse networks, build storages for backups, and other high-priority tasks. In addition, its most recent versions support Kubernetes so that users could also deploy third-party applications like websites.

Thus, the tested product provides customers with the opportunity to significantly increase cluster capacity, scale down TCO, and securely store backup data due to the presence of a disaster recovery function.

PROJECT SCOPE

The dedicated team comprising 4 QA specialists got down to integrating into the client’s in-house teams, infrastructure and processes based on the best Agile practices.

To help Acronis boost quality of the technically complicated solution, the a1qa’s engineers designed the required test documentation and strategy to proceed with the most essential part ― functional testing. It was applied in regard to the following product components:

  • Virtualization. The team verified the correct creation of virtual machines (VM), their migration from one hardware environment to another, the proper operation of backups.
  • Storage spaces. The basic functionality under test included the ability to create storage on a particular node (for instance, Amazon S3), seamlessly upload and delete files of diverse scale, change storage volume, smoothly work with the backup.
  • Self-service panels for managing virtual objects in separate administrative environments. The engineers checked that the overall cluster monitoring was well-performed with no drawbacks: the user could easily assess the state of the nodes and networks, configure the product parameters like the encryption of disks connected to the cluster or sending notifications, and many more. The team also made sure that users with different access rights obtain only the predetermined content.

Timely QA support allowed pinpointing and troubleshooting critical and major issues that could adversely affect user experience ― an inability to build VMs or networks, usually after the developers add new functionality.

SERVICES OFFERED
  • Functional testing
TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Kubernetes
  • KVM
  • Postman
  • DevTools
  • Tools for SSH
  • Console network utilities
  • Memory utilities
RESULTS
  • Improved software quality of a complex infrastructure product due to a1qa’s rigorous functional testing.
IN NUMBERS
  • 3
    years of project duration
  • 4
    QA experts involved
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