I absolutely recommend Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud. In fact, I consider it to be one of the best performance testing tools.
I like it because it provides many benefits. Some of the ones I find to be very helpful include:
Scalability: With the solution, you can have more than five million virtual users for ultimate test coverage.
Flexibility: Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud’s testing paradigm is very flexible, allowing you to reduce hardware maintenance.
Supports multiple protocols: The solution supports multiple protocols, such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP.
Predictive analytics: Agile and DevOps teams can immediately analyze performance issues using smart reports and dashboards.
Automation capabilities: With the solution, it is possible to automate both testing and result generation, enabling your organization to save time so you can focus your attention on other tasks and priorities.
Multiple testing options: You can run tests in different locations, using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises load generators.
Fosters collaboration: The solution encourages cooperation through asset sharing, multi-user, multi-test execution, and project management.
Besides the fact that it is a great testing tool, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is very robust in terms of the number of features it provides. Here are some of its top features I appreciate most:
Cloud scalability: LoadRunner Cloud allows you to perform real-time testing with more than five million virtual users from various geographical regions in minutes. It is built to manage massive scale without the need for additional hardware.
Worldwide coverage, no overhead: Micro Focus will handle the management of overhead expenditures and continuous maintenance so you don't have to. Using private clouds, on-premises load generators, or cloud locations like AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform, you may quickly distribute virtual users to other regions. With support for more than 40 cloud regions, worldwide coverage can be achieved in minutes as opposed to days or weeks.
Quick testing: LoadRunner Cloud makes it easy to design, create, and run tests. It’s an ideal cloud load-testing solution for your fast-moving agile development process.
Simplified test creation: LoadRunner Cloud supports third-party open-source tools like JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium while enabling you to leverage pre-existing scripts written in best-in-class scripting applications like LoadRunner Developer, VuGen, TruClient, and DevWeb. LoadRunner Developer is integrated with LoadRunner Cloud.
Although it is a great solution overall, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud does have some areas in need of improvement.
It can present some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols and how you can containerize applications.
When it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD.
It would benefit from better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check.
Compared to the old-school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are kind of mediocre.
All in all, I would give Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud an average rating of 9 out of 10. It meets all my business requirements, and I have been very satisfied with it.
Chief Enterprise Architect at Bank in KSA/JPMORGAN
Nov 11, 2020
It's a subscription-based, pay-per-user license. I wouldn't say it's expensive. Because it was an on-premise license, it was a costly affair. Only certain stakeholders could use it. Now, it is enterprise-wide, we can have any number of cloud users performing the load testing because it is pay-per-user.
Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is a cloud-based load and performance testing solution for agile and DevOps teams. With LoadRunner Cloud, your software development team gets quick access to cloud-based performance testing resources. You won't be held up by a lack of infrastructure or the requirement to deploy updates for on-premises components, insufficient reporting, or a lack of scale. You can t...
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