"Clean Slate" Test
A key element in effective system testing, is testing on a 'clean slate'
test platform. Clean slate testing allows you to test a product in
the original environment it was meant to be executed within. It also
allows you to add different software or hardware configurations one at a
time to see what effects they may have on your product. Ranch River
Group utilizes a process called 'configuration imaging' to achieve a
'clean slate' test platform. These images include your standardized
desktop and system configuration. This allows us to bring up a specific
configuration image on our test platform without having to reinstall every
application and operating system each time a test needs to be run.
This saves you time and money, and increases the quality control of your
product. If your product is experiencing problems when run under a
system with a specific configuration, clean slate testing can help you
narrow down quickly where the incompatibility lies.