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Building a Test Platform in the Cloud with Open Source Technologies

Oct 22, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rini Susan, Vikas Valikan)

"Cloud computing, which aims to provide easy, scalable access to computing resources and IT services on demand, offers new possibilities for testing. A cloud-based test platform delivers automated scaling -- up or down -- of testing infrastructure, which overcomes many challenges of traditional test environments.

"A traditional test environment usually is a scaled-down copy of the production environment. Setting one up requires a lot of time and effort because the setup process includes arduous tasks such as procuring the right hardware infrastructure (including an app server, database server, Web server, etc.) and installing the required software (such as the application, database, testing tools, and monitoring tools if needed).

"This tutorial explains how we set up a test platform in the cloud using various open source technologies. You can use it as a guide for setting up your own cloud-based test platform."

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