Cloud Testing: The 3 Factors You Need to Consider

Published by Brad Travers on March 02, 2018

Cloud testing on multiple platforms

Cloud computing continues to evolve as businesses adopt the technology for many online processes. This integration makes “the cloud” one of the most important online resources. And this, in turn, makes cloud testing an integral part of ensuring the performance, interoperability, security, and disaster recovery of your business applications.

So how do you determine an appropriate testing approach?

Public and Private Cloud Platforms

First, let’s take a look at two infrastructures that may affect your testing strategies: the public and private cloud platforms.

Private clouds are more streamlined than public clouds, but the latter is a cost-saving option; you only have to pay up whenever you use the platform. The management of private cloud is more challenging to develop than public cloud, generally because it features sophisticated security and governance to fit your company’s unique needs. So it tends to cost more.

But in spite of these challenges, this type of infrastructure still comes with great value. Private clouds provide increased security and control of all cloud computing processes, from application testing to load testing.

In comparison, public clouds may lack the same level of security as private clouds. But the infrastructure is available to a broader customer base.

Mobile Compatibility for the Application

Mobile recently surpassed desktop usage in terms of Internet access, so you should ensure that your application is fully functional on multiple operating systems and browsers. Of course, you’re going to need a comprehensive cloud testing tool to pull that off.

Along with mobile compatibility, your tool should also be able to evaluate scalability. Analysis of bandwidth, load balance, servers, and data warehouses must occur on an ongoing basis.

Load Generation

Generating load without running into trouble is the most pressing concern for anyone looking for a cloud testing tool. After all, effective applications work even under high-stress levels, and you can only do that with a cloud load generator that consistently pumps out load.

But a common load generation problem is the need for additional hardware. On-premise machines usually produce load for performance testing, so that means higher energy and testing costs.

Investing in a cloud testing tool that offers quick load generation without extra hardware can help immensely as it cuts down on costs.

Fortunately, that’s what we offer.

The All-in-One Cloud Testing Tool

WebLOAD by Radview is a cloud load generator and testing tool that will allow you to run performance testing from the cloud while generating load.

WebLOAD provides a public Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that allows you to create virtual user load with almost no setup required. Generate load from several locations in the world, disperse load between the cloud and on-premise machines— the possibilities for application testing are endless.

Cloud load testing costs are also reliant on your actual performance test usage. WebLOAD also turns off cloud test machines automatically upon completion of a test session, ensuring better savings.

Don’t take any chances when it comes to cloud application testing. Trust Radview, a leading provider of application performance and load testing software.

Contact us today.

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