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What Is Service Virtualization?

Service virtualization is a method used by development and testing teams that simulates the behavior of dependencies, such as APIs or services, to enable testing in isolation when actual components are unavailable or impractical.

Related terms: digital twin, simulation, test data management, test environment, virtual service

Service Virtualization: Examples in Context

Service virtualization is employed to simulate the behavior of external services, allowing comprehensive testing even when the actual services are under development.

In a microservices architecture, service virtualization is crucial for isolating and testing individual services independently during the development and testing phases.