Cloud testing is a natural part of virtualization.
In an era of digital dominance, cloud computing has been of primal importance for fuelling today’s modern enterprise growth. Cloud -computing powered the modern virtualization tech, which turned out to be extremely convenient and productive, not just for technology giants but for budding IT start-ups. Cloud has arguably taken over the center stage in the technology market and has been a great driver for modern smart innovations and consumer tech.
The very concept of cloud servicing of handling the backend operations and handle all the necessary applications and databases by means of the online service model. Users need not worry about keeping servers online or even installing updates to applications. Cloud service providers do that job for you, while one can focus on more intuitive and important operations. Cloud instances running on Virtual Machines (VMs) have pretty much changed the face of industrial computing by allowing with on-demand servicing and scaling within very reasonable cost.
To help things notch-up even more, cloud testing is making its way to the top of the enterprise domain. Cloud testing is the process of testing your application and database performance in the cloud, to make sure that it is fit for purpose. In other words, it helps derive active test results on a target application and database deployments over ‘test clouds’ before deployment. Cloud testing ensures that only the best-suited and rightly provisioned cloud resources are employed.
Cloud-based test automation tools bring several benefits over and above conventionally employed test automation tools. Here are a few of them:
Virtualization: The foremost benefit comes as Virtualization, which helps sizeable enterprises to make optimal use of their available resources in addition to more flexible and efficient test deployment. As applications become increasingly complex, virtualization brings in the benefit of resource sharing with reduced capital costs.
Cost: Cloud-based tools endorse minimal capital expenditure and depreciation costs along with high scalability for various load and performance test cases. Pay-per-use cloud model helps companies make the most of their financial expenses, while also delivering the best product to their user base.
Delivery Time: Cloud-based automated test tools not only offer high productivity and shorter test cycles but also come with quick set up and tool deployment advantage. Faster testing can substantially reduce the time to market allowing enterprises to gain higher competitive advantage and profit.
Cloud-based services help companies lower their management cost thereby allowing the developers to focus on better productive activities that can drive increased productivity for the institution. This helps companies to produce greater ROI and much greater scaling capacity over traditional tools.