SUCCESS STORY

Kratos Reduces Testing Cycle From 6 Weeks To 24 Hours, Increase Time to The Market For New Releases

Industry

Security

Country

United States

Company size

1.001-5.000 employees

Website

https://www.kratosdefense.com/

About Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc is an American technology company specializing in directed-energy weapons, unmanned systems, satellite communications, cyber security/warfare, microwave electronics, missile defense, training and combat systems. Kratos is organized into six major divisions: Defense and Rocket Support Services, Microwaves Electronics, Modular Systems, Public Safety and Security, Technology and Training, and Unmanned Systems

Industry

Gas & Oil

Country

Us

Company size

45.000 employees

Website

About Halliburton

Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation and the world’s second largest oil service company and responsible for most of the world’s largest fracking operations. The company helps customers maximize value throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.

The Challenges

Kratos is a defense and communications technology company at the forefront of addressing the United States and its allies’ National Security priorities in multiple areas. For any new releases, the regression time to test the build could take about 6 weeks using multiple engineers.

Hence, Kratos sought to streamline and automate its test and delivery processes to assure quality and customer satisfaction. The development team decided to implement Continuous testing but their internal team had no expertise about this approach

The Solutions

LogiGear provided on-site expertise and worked with the client’s developers to achieve integration testing with Kratos complex systems and configurations. Moreover, the automated testing tool of LogiGear was a splendid match with the client’s continuous testing requirements, as it can handle multiple configurations and complex testing environments

The project was then divided into two phases:

1. To build up enough test cases to implement automated scripts into TestArchitect and integrate it with Jenkins

2. To design, develop and deploy Jenkins pipelines in the test environments

The Results

LogiGear helped Kratos evolve its delivery process concept for both automation testing and efficient workflow for Continuous Testing. Besides, LogiGear also created new test scripts from the existing manual test cases and extend more new test cases for automated testing

The implemented test cases were then called in Kratos’s Jenkins pipeline verified as a pass, which demonstrated the continuous testing practice was a success

We are now able to run Automated Tests on every check-in, nightly, and over the weekend. The Automated Tests cover in 24 hours what used to take us several weeks to run manually

Chris Dunn

General Manager – Product Development

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