Mobile Labs is an HP Gold Business Partner that provides enterprise-grade, next generation testing tools for mobile app, device and mobile website testing. The company focuses on security, agility and affordability, and manages mobile devices and test device access in a private and secure cloud. “These companies especially need help with continuous integration and automated test initiation, which are the building blocks of mobile development and operation technology,” notes Addington. With a private mobile device cloud in place, organizations can use their existing tools in the mobile space with increased productivity. It also solves concerns about data and application security. “Our private mobile device cloud, deviceConnect, makes real mobile devices available in secure fashion, anywhere from a customer’s worldwide infrastructure,” adds Addington.
For deviceConnect, the company supplies a custom cabinet that holds and charges up to 48 mobile devices; a server in the cabinet connects to the customer’s LAN. The server offers comprehensive sharing and management of the attached devices; sessions can be established for manual or automated testing from a remote desktop.
The name, Mobile Labs, is aspirational for solving challenges that mobility brings to the enterprise. The company is invigorated to solve problems of “mobility-everything.” Recently, a large multinational bank with testers in the U.S. and overseas benefitted from Mobile Labs solution. deviceConnect allowed the bank to take advantage of the security and performance of LAN-attached mobile devices, protected through VPN and the corporate firewall, which were accessible to the management and could be shared across continents. “With functionalities like this, deviceConnectis quickly becoming a key component of the testing and development infrastructure,” claims Addington.
“deviceConnect delivers secure, easy-to-use support that makes the differences for a client, as the product is a private device cloud. Competitive, public cloud offerings can face challenges with performance, security, and the ability to ‘test your way’ that deviceConnect can solve,” shares Addington.
deviceConnect is foundational and Mobile Labs has started a “meteoric” rise as they have sharply increased revenues every quarter and are seeing a lot of renewals and additional business within existing customers. “For possibly the first time in the history of data and applications, the makers have little or no say in the matter –enterprises have to move to mobility, seemingly instantly, and the expectations out there are very high. What we at Mobile Labs hope to do is to help enterprises be productive and efficient through this amazingly accelerated transformation into mobility,” concludes Addington.