Virtualization, Cloud Deployments, and Cloud-Based Tools have challenged and changed performance testing practices. Today’s performance tester can summons tens of thousands of virtual users from the cloud in a few minutes at a cost far lower than the expensive on-premise installations of yesteryear.
Meanwhile, systems under test have changed more. Updated software stacks have increased the complexity of scripting and performance measurement, but the biggest changes are in the nature and quantities of resources powering the systems. Interpreting resource usage when resources are shared on a private virtualization platform is exceedingly difficult. Understanding resources when they live in a large public cloud is impossible.
In this session, we’ll discuss strategies for engaging with these new contexts, and performance testing them effectively. Please bring your experiences to share.