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5 February, 2024

Performance Testing: 6 Reasons to Consider LoadRunner Cloud

6 Reasons to Choose LoadRunner Cloud

Performance test tools vary immensely in quality, functionality and coverage. Choosing the right one will save you time, money and effort. Choosing the wrong one will give you expensive headaches, drain your resources, and might not even tell you when you have a performance problem.

LoadRunner Cloud from OpenText is an excellent choice for most performance testing needs. It’s robust, easy to use, quick to set up and includes cloud-based load generators in over 40 locations across the globe.

In this insight, I’ll highlight six reasons you should consider LoadRunner Cloud for performance testing.

1. Unrivalled Scalability and Flexibility

One of the most significant advantages of LoadRunner Cloud is its incredible scalability.

Whether you’re testing a small web application or an extensive enterprise system, LoadRunner Cloud can quickly scale to meet your needs. You can simulate from 1 to 5,000,000 users to understand how your application behaves under various load conditions without compromising performance or accuracy.

As well as perpetual Vuser licenses that you can use all day, every day (unlike some tools that limit the number of hours you can use it), you can also purchase LoadRunner Cloud Virtual User Hour (VUH) licenses. With VUHs, you can:

  • Add additional virtual users to your main licence to get to peak or season numbers
  • Test different applications not covered by your main licence
  • Have a project-specific license rather than an ongoing license for ad-hoc testing

2. Easy to Learn and Use

It’s no good having powerful capabilities if nobody can work out how to use them.

Fortunately, LoadRunner Cloud boasts an intuitive user interface that makes performance testing easy, accelerating testing and reducing the learning curve for people new to the tool.

3. Real-time Analytics and Reporting

LoadRunner Cloud provides detailed, real-time analytics and reporting dashboards.

This allows you to monitor performance metrics as the test is running, giving you immediate insights into how your application is performing.

This real-time feedback is crucial for making quick adjustments and understanding the impact of different load scenarios on your application’s performance.

4. Cloud-based Architecture

As a cloud-based tool, LoadRunner Cloud offers several benefits over traditional, on-premises testing tools.

There’s no need for extensive test lab hardware setups or maintenance. This translates to cost savings and reduced overhead.

Furthermore, cloud-based testing ensures you can access your testing environment from anywhere, providing flexibility and convenience.

If your application is behind a firewall, no problem; you can use Load Generators in your data centre and securely connect them to LoadRunner Cloud.

5. Wide-Ranging Integrations

LoadRunner Cloud integrates seamlessly with various tools and platforms, including CI/CD pipelines and monitoring tools.

This compatibility allows for a more cohesive and efficient testing process, as it easily fits into your existing development ecosystem.

6. Robust Community and Support

LoadRunner Cloud is a fully supported product backed by a comprehensive online help centre, a robust community and strong support from its developers.

You have access to a wealth of resources, best practices, and expert advice, ensuring you can quickly resolve any issues and that you’re always up-to-date with the latest features and improvements.

LoadRunner Cloud is a Great Performance Test Tool

LoadRunner Cloud is a comprehensive, scalable, and user-friendly performance testing tool that will significantly enhance your testing capabilities.

With LoadRunner Cloud, you invest a single amount upfront and avoid the hidden costs that other performance tools surprise you with (hosting, reporting effort, expert resources, etc).

Whether it’s its cloud-based nature, real-time analytics, or ease of integration with other tools, LoadRunner Cloud ticks all the boxes for what you need in a performance testing tool.

Try LoadRunner Cloud and experience the difference it can make in your application’s performance testing strategy.

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Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a OpenText (formerly Micro Focus) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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