QualiTest, the world’s second largest independent software testing and QA company, is joining forces with QualiSystems, a leading provider of DevOps orchestration and automation solutions, to offer a joint solution for automating SDN/NFV network elements and infrastructure testing.Combining QualiTest’s services and QualiSystems’ technology expertise, the partnership will provide network engineering and operations with CloudShell and TestShell, an integrated set of infrastructure cloud and test automation platforms for innovating new services, targeting the telecommunications market. These platforms provide a transitional bridge from legacy to SDN/NFV networks, building agile development/test processes, and evolving networking infrastructures and engineering organizations.Through QualiSystem’s Test & Lab Automation Framework and QualiTest’s automation testing services, telecommunications providers can accelerate Telephony Deployment and reach better bottom-line productivity, efficiency and competitiveness, achieving 80% automation in critical test areas and gaining a positive return on investment within months of deployment.CloudShell is QualiSystems’ network DevOps lab orchestration platform that turns diverse lab infrastructure into cloud-integrated DevOps, while TestShell is a network test automation platform that features a patented, object-based automation methodology for high reusability. TestShell deeply integrates with CloudShell, allowing for continuous network certification cycles based on automation suites that coordinate scheduling live testbed environments from Cloudshell and automated launch of test automation suites from TestShell to ensure the highest throughput and quality coverage.Utilizing comprehensive NFV automated testing methodology, QualiTest’s thorough and scalable testing practice reduces the overhead associated with QA and testing of large-scale software efforts. The solutions consist of NFV Test Accelerators, including pre-defined test assets constructed from over 580 test requirements and over 6,000 test cases, and a test automation repository that includes over 1,000 test scripts to fully test MANO, NFVI and VNF. QualiTest partners with most major NFV and SDN vendors to provide clients with the right technical knowledge and test tools to insure smooth migration with a focus on Service Assurance.Bryon Lowen, QualiTest UK’s VP of Telco, said about the alliance, “We are proud to partner with a leading and innovative company such as QualiSystems. This partnership is an expression of QualiTest’s strategy to establish testing practices around best of breed software products and platforms of leading software companies.”About QualiTestQualiTest is the world’s second largest pure play software testing and QA company. Testing and QA is all that we do! We design and deliver contextualized solutions that leverage deep industry-specific understanding with technology-specific competencies and unique testing-focused assets. QualiTest delivers results by combining customer-centric business models, critical thinking and the ability to gain a profound comprehension of customers’ goals and challenges.About QualiSystemsQualiSystems is the leading provider of DevOps orchestration and automation solutions for IT infrastructure, network, development and test organizations. Quali automation makes infrastructure agile to enable businesses to get to market faster, maximize costly resources, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX waste.