Cloud Testing is a subset of Software Testing that refers to testing of resources and services that are available ‘on-demand’ in a Cloud Computing environment.
Similar to testing of an “on-premise” Application, Cloud Testing is crucial for any application that is running on the Cloud. Multiple factors need to be considered when an Application is tested within the cloud to ensure that the service or product complies with all requirements, functional and non-functional.
Cloud services such as software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) are key cloud testing strategy components. Cloud models like Public, Private and Hybrid also need to be considered for a Cloud Testing strategy.
Cloud testing strategy components include:
Performance and Load Testing (longevity testing):Ensure that a cloud solution meets business requirements specific to cloud computing.
Stress Testing and Recovery Testing: Ensure data recovery after a hardware crash.
Security Testing: Ensures that a cloud solution meets data security requirements.
System Integration Testing (SIT): Covers functional aspects.
User Acceptance Testing (UAT): Ensures that the cloud solution meets the documented needs of the business.
Interoperability and Compatibility Testing: Ensures cloud service and vendor migration.
It can be both complicated and expensive to build and maintain virtual test environments on the Cloud, and also simulate web traffic for testing your Cloud based Software. We at iTester have a dedicated team to make it work for you.