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Cloud testing is a subset of software testing in which simulated, real-world Web traffic is used to test cloud-based Web applications. Cloud testing also verifies and validates specific cloud functions, including redundancy and performance scalability.
A number of small to medium-sized IT organizations have migrated to cloud solutions. As a result, cloud testing has become necessary to validate functional system and business requirements. In addition to cloud experience, cloud testing engineers require the knowledge of different types of testing and tools.
Cloud computing poses some challenges, such as manageability, reliability and security. Generally, organizations document a test strategy prior to actual cloud testing.
Key cloud testing elements include:
Cloud models such as software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) are key cloud testing strategy components.
Cloud testing strategy components include:
In addition to identifying relevant testing types, cloud testing teams focus on the following aspects: