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Cloud Testing – An Overview

June 18, 2019
Cloud Testing - An Overview

Before delving into the details of Cloud Testing, let us first look into what is Cloud.

What is the Cloud?

The cloud term describes a global network of servers that perform a unique function. These servers are designed to either store and manage data, or run applications and services. We can then access the data through the internet, which is available anywhere and anytime we need it.

What is Cloud Testing?

Cloud computing has challenges, like manageability, reliability, performance, and security. The cloud has an internet-based platform that vendors use remotely for various computing services, like hardware, software, and other computer related services. There are three models of cloud computing:

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service):

It works on physical resources like storage, networking devices, and cloud servers, etc. It provides details per the user requirement. This is the first category, and it is also known as the building blocks of the cloud.

PaaS (Platform as a Service):

It is for platform-based services. It helps customers to develop, run, or manage applications without any interruption to the OS. It helps to make development, testing, and deployment of applications easy, simple, and cost-effective.

SaaS (Software as a Service):

It is the final category of cloud computing. This is a software distribution model, where a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. It is license-based software, available to any user on their required plan.

What Types of Testing Can Be Achieved in the Cloud?

  • Performance & Load Testing
  • Interoperability and Compatibility Testing
  • Security Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • System Integration Testing (SIT)
  • Stress Testing and Recovery Testing

Types of Testing in Cloud

The testing team focuses on the aspects below:

  • Security Risks
  • Multiple Web Browser Support
  • User Interface Verification
  • User Data Accessibility

Cloud Testing Tools

Here, we have listed a few tools which can be used in Cloud Testing.

SOASTA cloud test is cloud-based load testing for mobile and web applications. It provides runtime analysis, and it identifies and redeploys automatically during service fails on a host.

Blazemeter provides end-to-end performance and load testing. It runs an entire selenium scenario with your own scripts.

Appthwack is a cloud-based simulator which is easily compatible with any platform. It ensures complete verification of all features.

Load storm is used for various mobile and web applications, and it is used to simulate various testing scenarios in a cost-effective way.

Nessus is used to detect misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, missing patches, malware, viruses, and backdoors. As you can see, it’s quite comprehensive in feature sets and functionalities.

A Few Real-Time Examples of Cloud

-Google -Drive, Email, Photo
-Skype, Facebook, Whatsapp



-Youtube channel- Webscale network-
-Cloud testing

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