DeviceAnywhere offers a lab in the sky for developers on the Palm mobile device. If you are providing applications or services for Palm, and are looking for an alternative to an in-house test lab with many physical mobile devices, DeviceAnywhere may be an option for you.
Virtual Lab Automation technology provides similar flexibility as DeviceAnywhere for traditional (i.e., for the desktop systems) software application developers. VLA marries virtualization (which is fast becoming mainstream) with traditional software test labs – and provides users with central and easily manageable access to a farm of virtual machines. These virtual machines can be setup and torn down easily (transient VMs) and a myriad of test cases can be executed quickly. These virtual labs can be setup to ensure that a software system is setup and working correctly in the pre-production environment – prior to rolling out on the production systems.