Advantages and Challenges of Cloud Testing

Software testing is one of the most important phase in any software development. It is used to verify and validate the quality, correctness, and completeness of the software product. It is usually done by using the infrastructure available in the organization. But with the increasing technological complexity it is becoming a challenge due to high cost to stimulate it, it is even harder to build and maintain in house testing facilities.

Advantages of Cloud Testing

  • Reduce costs by leveraging computing resources in clouds; reduction in operating and labor costs by automating development and testing resource provisioning and configuration; reduction in capital and licensing expenses
  • Advantage of on demand test services to conduct large scale and effective validation for application in clouds
  • Reduction in development and testing setup time from weeks to minutes
  • Improvement in qualityof product and reduction in detected defects
  • Standardized, repeatable, and highly efficient test methodologies addressing manageability, reliability and security
  • Realistic performance/load testing – multiple locations
  • Higher transparency, certainty of outcomes and service level compliance

Other Interesting Articles on Cloud Testing are:

  1. Cloud Testing 101
  2. Types of Cloud Testing
  3. Advantages and Challenges of Cloud Testing
  4. Comparison between Conventional and Cloud Testing
  5. Top 8 Testing Tools – 2016 

Challenges in Cloud Testing

Challenges Category
Availability, Efficiency, Assurance
Layered Testing
Communication  between  Layers
Confidentiality and Integrity of data, Dependency on customer data, meeting regulatory requirements
Lack of universal standard and infrastructure
Standards exists in the market but maturity level is is still not convincing providers
Procuring cloud services based on demand basis
Define quantity and cost, Dependency on remote Installed applications, Increase in expenditure  on encrypted data

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