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Software Testing in the Cloud: What You Need to Know

By Harsh Tandon

Harsh Tandon

Harsh Tandon - 22 December 2020

Acceleration of Cloud-Based Testing

If you have any doubts about the importance of cloud technology, consider the following statistics:

Cloud technology has become even more integral as companies were forced to shift operations and react nimbly in response to COVID-19. As the global CTO at EY recently put it, “The pandemic demonstrated that cloud is not an option any longer.”

So, what are the implications specific to software and application testing? Read on for more on cloud-based testing and why it might be right for your organization.

 

Benefits of Cloud-Based Testing

  1. Cost Reduction without Sacrificing Quality
    The elasticity of the cloud means that companies can easily scale their usage to accommodate their individual needs. This eliminates the costs associated with infrastructure maintenance and licensing, and means that money and resources aren’t allocated to managing more testing power than is required.

  2. Unlimited Availability 
    With cloud-based testing, teams can test wherever and whenever they want. In addition, many legacy on-premise solutions make it difficult for users from various departments to execute tests or access test reports. The challenges of this siloed environment are addressed via cloud-based testing, which makes the technology particularly important in supporting the citizen developer movement.

  3. Aligning to Agile and DevOps
    The cloud’s inherently collaborative nature makes it easy for companies to involve all relevant stakeholders in the testing process. In addition, through cloud-based continuous testing, organizations can release faster because they’re able to feed critical testing data back to DevOps. Finally, because all assets in the cloud are automatically updated, the potential for system redundancies and other inefficiencies is greatly reduced.

  4. Scaling to Accommodate Emerging Technology
    With connected devices, edge computing and other emerging technologies becoming more widely adopted, companies need a way to efficiently test this complex landscape. Next-generation test automation solutions provide a cloud-based platform for testing any device, operating system or technology—often via a single test script.

     

The Role of the Customer in Cloud-Based

Testing

The benefits outlined above are certainly reason enough to consider testing in the cloud. However, in order for the cloud to truly support digital transformation initiatives, it’s critical that testing efforts focus on how users are interacting with the technology.

This is where Eggplant comes in.

Our cloud platform enables companies to be more dynamic, fast and flexible, all while experiencing their digital properties through the eyes of their users. Learn more about our approach and how we can help accelerate your pace of delivery while continuously optimizing the digital experience.