Thursday, May 29, 2008

SOA Testing Consolidation: Green Hat Software acquires Solstice Software

Green Hat Software, a London, UK-based SOA Testing company has acquired Solstice Software a Delaware, US-based SOA Testing company. The consolidation in the SOA Testing space is expected as larger companies add SOA Testing to their portfolio of SOA products. Although this is a private-to-private merger/acquisition, it's a good move that will give the combined companies European and North America coverage and will help them to effectively compete against established SOA Testing players such as Parasoft, Crosscheck Networks, iTKO and Mindreef.

HP and IBM have been touting SOA Testing products, however, they lack the functionality, maturity and and install-base within SOA Testing space. HP "SOA Testing" approach comes from a registry-based (Systinet acquisition) and web site testing approach (Mercury acquisition), whereas IBM's SOA Testing approach comes from its Rational UML modelling division. Both HP and IBM have yet to become serious contender is the SOA Testing space.

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