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Cloud load testing

Posted in Load testing by testing in London on March 28, 2011

Shrimathi Ambastha, director of technology, VMware India, agrees, “The efficiency of any applications and infrastructure, get exposed only when it undergoes load and performance testing. The choice of the testing algorithm and tools has impacted the way in which applications and infrastructure perform.” Apparently, cloud testing has traditionally been used to refer to load and performance testing of websites. However, with increasing maturity of technology, all kinds of enterprise software can be tested for functional and performance issues before going in for full fledged enterprise deployment. Also Dhiraj Sinha, executive director, applications technology group, Dell Services says, “One could look at 2 aspects of cloud testing, a) Testing the cloud infrastructure and b) testing applications for delivery over the cloud , for instance, Software-as-a-service ( SaaS ) model. In both cases, the variables that need to be considered during testing increase significantly as compared to the traditional testing as every layer can be virtualized and therefore, comprehensive testing prior to deployment of the infrastructure as well as the applications is a necessity.”

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  1. cathy holmmes said,

    Very informative post. I’d completely agree that enterprise deployment requires painstaking software performance testing. However in my opinion, cloud based eco-system should be given its due amount of importance. We should always be on the lookout of alternative testing parameters.

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