Cloudy days ahead for Performance Testing
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Looking for ways to save time, reduce effort and cut costs while improving quality is something all development organizations should be concerned with as project teams deliver software releases at an accelerated pace to meet the growing demands of the business. While reducing cost to the project and cutting risk for the business are key measurements in quantifying business results, customer satisfaction and a successful end user experience significantly contributes to a business gaining market share and competitive advantage. Bottom line - applications and services which do not perform at an acceptable level from the end user perspective can result in a loss of business revenue or an increased operating costs.
Deploying optimized solutions which provide response times exceeding customer expectations requires the development team to validate application performance and tune the environment as part of their development process embedding best practices. However, performance testing takes time - procuring and provisioning pre-production load generating environments to validate the stability and scalability of applications and services costs money and can contribute to project delays.
CloudOne, an IBM Business Partner, has recently announced a new offering where development organizations can rent IBM Rational software licenses and load generating environments built using IBM Rational Performance Tester technology. This innovative solution enables organizations to execute performance on demand tests or increase their current performance testing capabilities for an hour, a day, a week, or a month. CloudOne staff and automated processes can accelerate the availability of private Cloud load generating environments, in a fraction of the usual deployment time offering 10 mbps of bandwidth with the ability to request more as required.
Organizations wanting to run performance tests of higher loads or test new protocols can lease the necessary software licenses for an hour, week or month simply by contacting a CloudOne representative. Using leased load generating environments and software licenses in this innovative manner offers a cost effective solution for organizations wanting to temporarily increase their performance testing capabilities or simply performance test their applications without having to maintain an on-premise dedicated performance testing environments.
For more information, click here to read the "IBM Rational Performance Tester Powered by CloudOne" datasheet.