The IBM i® test team performs a full end-to-end test, which provides a pre-GA readiness assessment of the ability of IBM i to be installed and operated in customer-like environments.
Our test environments focus on the total solution from a customer's perspective. This includes current releases of the operating system, new and existing hardware, new virtualization technologies and customer-like solutions.
We gather information on existing customer environments, practices, implementations and future directions. We use that information to drive the design and evolution of our test environment and test solutions. Those test solutions are developed to exercise the operating system, the software stack, and related products in a manner similar to customers’ businesses. The intent is not to replicate a particular customer, but to represent a composite of various customer types in the target market.