As cloud service adoption becomes ever more wide-ranging, a new global infrastructure is being created that creates significant new opportunities for application quality assurance and testing. This book TMap NEXT® Testing Clouds describes in particular two aspects of the cloud: the business model and the cloud platform, both of which must be tested. This consists of several aspects; testing the infrastructure, cloud-enabled applications, and the ability to have instant deployable test infrastructure.
The cloud is a business model or platform on which testing must be carried out just like any other service. It enables convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. It is not only an IT opportunity, but a strategic business opportunity; it creates the ability to get the business in charge of IT and change from Information Technology (IT) to Business Technology (BT). And as the Cloud Era emerges, testing will change! Not only for information systems, but also for testing the infrastructure, cloud-enabled applications, and the ability to have instant deployable test infrastructure. Testing applications on the cloud is the same as testing applications on a traditional infrastructure. Only what is tested is different.