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Scalability testing

Posted in Load testing,Software testing by testing in London on December 23, 2009

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Systems that work well during development deployed on a small scale can fail to meet performance goals when the deployment is scaled up to support real levels of use.

An apposite example of this comes from a major blue chip company that recently outsourced the development of an innovative high technology platform. Though development was behind schedule this was deemed acceptable. The system gradually passed through functional elements of the user acceptance testing and eventually it looked like a deployment date could be set. But then the supplier started load testing and scalability testing. There followed a prolonged and costly period of architectural changes and changes to the system requirements. The supplier battled heroically to provide an acceptable system until finally the project was mothballed.

Scalability testing

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  1. Flash website said,

    Thanks very much for the details.Scalability testing is quite a process.Interesting post to read.

  2. medical transportation said,

    Its quite true in relation to scalability testing which most companies often lack behind. But it can be covered through proper set of rules right from the initial stage.

  3. software testing said,

    Great Post….quite informative


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