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STATE OF NOW

The delivery of video software development has changed. New delivery technologies. An explosion in video capable devices. Changes to business models. Increased competition.

QUALITY OF
EXPERIENCE

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SOFTWARE DRIVEN
INNOVATION

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NEW OPERATING
MODELS

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What is it?


Accenture StormTest is a video service test automation platform. It addresses the complexity inherent in modern video software delivery, by enabling test to scale intelligently, simultaneously supporting the validation of multiple builds and releases across platforms.

StormTest is part of Accenture Digital Video's portfolio of open, scaleable platforms.

EFFICIENT
AND
AGILE
It enables Video Engineering and Operations to shift efficiently to agile, by integrating automated tests into development pipelines and build delivery processes.
REMOVES TESTING BOTTLENECKS
It removes testing bottlenecks accelerating the mean time to detect and replicate errors.
PROVIDES VISIBILITY OF QUALITY
It provides visibility into the quality of software releases, including performance of vendor provided builds, against consistent and objective data-driven quality benchmarks.

WHY CHOOSE STORMTEST?

ACROSS THE ENTIRE DELIVERY WORKFLOW KNOW THE SOFTWARE YOU ARE BUILDING IS GETTING BETTER AND IS LAUNCH READY.

80% IMPROVED
THROUGHPUT
Can complete a full test-cycle in one day, by automating 80% of manual tests

600% BETTER EFFICIENCY Up to 600% increase in number of releases supported, with the same engineering resources

89% SIGNIFICANT TIME SAVINGS Reduces the time required for performance testing by up to 89%

“We always want to give our customers the best possible experience. Accenture StormTest is an important part of delivering this through Sky Q, and will help us continue to make the platform even better”

ALEX GLASS,
DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE DELIVERY AT SKY
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"StormTest enables us to efficiently and reliably deliver rapid innovation, while improving the quality and stability of BT’s video services."

GREG MCCALL,
MD TV AND BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY AT BT

"We expect to reduce total cost of ownership and further improve the quality of the Sky CPE, so that our customers can enjoy our product every single day."

DR. SEBASTIAN HAUPTMANN,
EVP OPERATIONS AT SKY DEUTSCHLAND

"With StormTest we can ensure multiple devices are ready for deployment simultaneously and that each of our platforms meets the stringent quality criteria we set for our service."

EUGENIO PETTAZZI,
CTO AT MEDIASET
STORMTEST APPLIED

Software-driven video service innovation works best with a build, measure, learn, iterate model - accelerating delivery, reducing waste, and being more responsive to market needs.

STORMTEST APPLIED EXPLAINED
STEPHEN DOLAN PRODUCT MANAGER

Thinking of video test automation? THINK STORMTEST

Introducing the next generation of test automation. StormTest makes every software decision data-driven. Intelligently applying test automation throughout the software lifecycle, to ensure every release delivers an exceptional QoE.

Learn about the core elements that make for an ideal platform for testing and analysing video software in Development, QA, Operations and Home.

ENTERPRISE GRADE
Resilient platform with full commercial support provided by global team
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REMOTE ACCESS
Connect and interact from anywhere with web based portal
VALIDATE AS USERS DO
Test by simulating real user interactions
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IDE AND TRAINERS
Tools for experienced programmers and novice testers
REAL, VIRTUAL AND EMBEDDED TEST PROBES
Test any video source – physical device, emulated device, video streams, files
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VIRTUALISED MICROSERVICE PLATFORM
Flexible deployment options to VMs on-premise or in private cloud
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FRAME ACCURATE
Frame accurate video performance measurements
VIDEO LOGS AND ANALYTICS
Detailed logs of every test run with high level reporting
VIDEO QUALITY ANALYSIS
No reference video and audio quality analysis metrics
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PLUG IN INTEGRATIONS
Plugs directly into CI-CD toolchain, including Jenkins and Jira
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DISTRIBUTED SCALABLE ARCHITECTURE
Platform architecture can be scaled horizontally to respond to on-demand test
DATA DRIVEN TESTING
Smarter testing by leveraging knowledge about what has changed

LATEST THINKING

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Charting the course to success:

exploring the technology, business trends and market drivers reshaping the video industry.

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Behind Stormtest

JOHN MAGUIRE
ACCENTURE STORMTEST LEAD
STEPHEN DOLAN
PRODUCT MANAGER
KEVIN JACKSON
PRODUCT MANAGER
SHEILA O’SHEA
HEAD OF PRODUCT DEPLOYMENT
STEPHEN CLEMENTS
STORMTEST ENGINEERING LEAD
PAT CULLOTY
HEAD OF SERVICE DELIVERY