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With Cloud Computing, Who Needs Performance Testing?

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With cloud computing we can add more hardware resources on the fly. Considering how expensive load and stress testing can be, why don’t we just add more power when needed?

This presentation will explain why, especially for situations where cloud computing is available, load and stress testing often falls short but is still required. It will also show how the queuing theory can provide a different approach which allows load and stress testers to add real value. Stakeholders and test managers can use the same theory to get a handle on the coverage and depth of the tests.

Key Takeaways:

– Why performance testing so often fails to accomplish what we want
– Why relying on cloud computing alone is not enough
– How the queuing theory can provide a different approach to performance testing
– How the queuing theory can help you understand if the performance tests

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Albert Witteveen (Pluton IT, The Netherlands)

Albert  has been working both as an operations manager and a professional tester for nearly two decades now. The combination of setting up complex server environments and professional testing almost automatically led to a specialisation in performance testing.

He wrote a practical guide to load and stress testing which is available at Amazon. The book discusses how to do performance testing, how to provide real value and how to assess the performance in an objective way. It describes how to perform the tests, what and how to monitor, how to design the tests, how to setup the team and how to report.

In his current assignment as a test manager he employs the lessons learned in operations to make testing, more efficient as well as more effective.

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