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Load testing in the cloud

When it comes to testing, an increasing share of companies are concentrating on burst testing to push their software closer to the breaking point. They’re spinning up a large number of virtual users and then pointing them at the systems under test in a large burst over a period of time. This simulates heavy traffic generated from sales, promotions, big events, or retail days like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, when a heavy load can wreak havoc on a system.

Those working on performance tests can start up a test for a short amount of time and only pay for the minutes they use.