Breaking Network Test Lab Barriers
In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, product quality is extremely significant to technology manufacturers. Consequently, quality assurance and product testing are critical elements of the development process. To cope with the volume and complexity of testing, labs are typically large and require the handling of multiple types of specialized equipment by several testing teams.
The task of managing a network test lab poses various challenges. Equipment configurations are usually complex and the allocation among multiple engineers who must share the same resources requires careful coordination to ensure maximum utilization. Moreover, setting up the topology is becoming more and more complicated.
This TechNote reviews the current typical barriers blocking the network testing lab, and considers the key roadblocks to test lab automation, which are required for efficient lab management in order to reach high performance and productivity.
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