What is service virtualization?

IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server enables you to test software earlier and more frequently in the development lifecycle. It removes dependencies by virtualizing part or all of an application or database so software testing teams do not have to wait for the availability of those resources to begin. If you combine IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server with IBM Rational Integration Tester to automate testing, you can achieve continuous software testing to support a DevOps approach.

Drive down cost.

Reduce the cost of deploying and configuring complex application environments.

Gain speed and quality.

Achieve agility and predictably with continuous integration testing earlier in the development lifecycle.

Reduce risk.

Align with business objectives through integration with IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management which provides collaborative test execution and planning


  • Virtualize services, software and applications.
  • Update, reuse and share virtualized environments
  • Get support for middleware technologies
  • Benefit from integration with other tools