Load2Test TeamSpace 7.0 Adds Support for Amazon EC2 Cloud

Users moving from legacy load testing to Enteros TeamSpace can reduce load test development effort by more than 80 percent

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Enteros, Inc. has released its Load2Test TeamSpace Release 7.0, enabling load testing in the Amazon EC2 cloud. The added cloud support lets organizations use virtually unlimited on-demand computing resources for load testing. Enterprises can create testing nodes in virtual instances, run a load testm and retrieve performance results. Instances used can be immediately taken down, using and discarding them on an as-needed basis.

Load2Test uses unique technology to significantly reduce the cost of load testing for organizations of any size, ensuring optimal performance for a fraction of the established time and cost. The latest offering removes the requirement to maintain an array of load test servers and the hardware, power, and infrastructure required by legacy load testing solutions. Added security is ensured by enabling the consolidation of the cloud testing environment and a business’ existing IT infrastructure through automatic VPN creation, providing additional flexibility and reliability to the cloud environment.

Load2Test TeamSpace 7.0 continues to use the unique Enteros “backend approach” load testing methodology. This enables load testing of infrastructure components, such as databases, message buses, and application servers in a VPN environment, integrating cloud and internal operational components. Integrated into this release is the ability to use real production traffic instead of synthetic load test scenarios. A module to support Windows user interface recording and replay over Citrix servers is included in this release. It is intended to record the set of user’s actions and to interpret the result into a load test scenario. The Citrix servers are used as third- party components and for load generation.

Additional performance features added to Load2Test TeamSpace 7.0 include the ability for several scenarios to run under the same user account simultaneously during the same login session. A new test node and an infrastructural node were added. For cases where the test nodes are responsible for the scenario execution and load generation, the infrastructural nodes represent a testing target. For example, a user can generate a load of a particular type using test nodes and monitor the behavior of their database server, Web server, or application server under such load.

Load2Test TeamSpace 7.0 embraces modern cloud architecture while reducing and simplifying infrastructure, resulting in cost efficiencies. Cloud environments offer the possibility of significantly reducing issues of resource over-provisioning by introducing a “pay-as-you-go” model. In addition to security considerations, this evaluation should be primarily based on performance characteristics of public clouds and their ability to maintain consistent SLA levels during lengthy production operational cycles. The release of TeamSpace 7.0 with its cloud and Citrix support allows organizations to quickly create a user-friendly infrastructure that manages load testing group activities. It also analyzes load test bottlenecks, uses real production captured traffic, generates load tests reports, and releases load testing from its moribund legacy status.

More information is available at www.enteros.com.

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