Ideal Testing Tool for Cloud Computing Applications

Published: 22nd April 2010
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Cloud Computing is fast emerging as a preferred technology for application development and deployment. Though the concept of Cloud Computing has been in existence for quite some time, the Technology has gained wide recognition only recently. Cloud Computing makes use of several servers placed at various locations connected to one another by high-speed network connections.



The idea governing the Cloud Computing concept is utilization of several different servers in various locations to host applications and data instead of using a single server in one location.



With Cloud Computing, consumers and businesses can access various applications without installing anything. In short, one can access any application from any computer that is equipped with an Internet connection. This is of immense benefit to businesses, in particular, as there would be no necessity of having to be at a particular computer to execute a task.



Cloud infrastructure services are offered on rent by service providers. Payment is made only for the cloud computing resources that are actually used. This is efficient as unnecessary expense is prevented.



Cloud Computing is being increasingly preferred by businesses for its many benefits, including user-friendliness, flexibility and scalability. Another increasing use of cloud-based environments is in software testing. They are being employed increasingly for software testing for their flexibility and cost-effectiveness.



This shift to Cloud environment demands Cloud-based Testing tools as conventional testing tools are ineffective in Cloud Testing. In Cloud Testing, aspects such as the network, desktop, and the impact of alterations within the Cloud, need to be focused on. As such, Testing tools employed for Cloud Testing should be so equipped that they enable software developers and testers analyze the above-mentioned aspects.



There are many Open Source software testing tools being published for Cloud environments currently. PushToTest's TestMaker is a leading automation testing platform capable of running tests on test equipment or in a Cloud Computing environment, or both.



For more information, please visit http://www.pushtotest.com.


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