When is Load Testing 2.0 Needed?
When is Load Testing 2.0 needed?
Load Testing 2.0 solutions are appropriate and valuable for a number of marketing or IT initiatives, including within the following five scenarios:
Scenario No. 1: You are launching new marketing campaigns, offering major promotions and/or hardening for peak sales periods. Applications simply must perform well, especially during high-traffic, high-visibility periods such as marketing promotions and holidays.
Scenario No. 2: You are releasing new features and/or incorporating a new third-party service into a Web application. The key is to identify and fix potentially costly and critical problems in your Web application delivery chain before launch, not after.
Scenario No. 3: You are virtualizing your IT infrastructure and you need assurance that your most important Web applications can still scale sufficiently.
Scenario No. 4: You are adding cloud-based services. Load Testing 2.0 can give valuable assurance of the ability of both internal and external cloud-based applications and services to scale to load.
Scenario No. 5: You are entering a new market or a new geography, and view Web application performance as a key to winning customers and improving market penetration.
Imad Mouline is CTO of Gomez, Inc. Imad is a veteran of software architecture, research and development. Imad is a recognized expert in Web application development, testing and performance management. Imad's breadth of expertise spans Web 2.0, cloud computing, Web browsers, Web application architecture and infrastructure, and SAAS. Prior to Gomez, Imad was CTO at S1 Corp. He can be reached at email@example.com.