As HPE partners we have great opportunities to "play" with the latest HPE software. This gives us a chance to hone our skills with the as well as to share our experiences with other testers and the wider testing community. One group where we share these experiences is the NorthWest Tester Gathering.
The group meets in Manchester and Liverpool and is a great place for testers to get together, chew the fat (or more usually pizza) and share experiences.
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to deliver a presentation describing "network virtualisation in testing". The presentation included a video demonstration showing HPE Network Virtualization used alongside ALM, LoadRunner, Mobile Center and UFT but many of the themes are valid regardless of your chosen testing toolset.
In a nutshell, if you aren't considering the network in your tests, you're adding unnecessary risk to your SDLC.
A video of the presentation is available on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DpfWgDcwhg
Thanks to our friends at the North West Tester Gathering for recording the presentation.