Performance Testing in the Cloud: Conquering new challenges

10:50am 17 September 2010

Ian Mortimer
Ian Mortimer and Gareth Shackel

Test Services Manager and Performance Test Manager Gen-I

The emergence of cloud computing has presented new opportunities and new challenges. One of these new opportunities in the performance testing arena is the ability to perform scalability testing at levels that were previously deemed either impractical or too expensive to be worth seriously considered.

The rapid advances in virtualisation technology, including scripting, has changed all this.

In this presentation two members from Gen-I’s Cloud Testing Team will outline these challenges in greater detail and discuss how cloud providers such as Amazon and others have responded to address these issues.

About Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer leads a sizeable test team that has innovated a number of new Gen-i testing services. These include: performance testing, application performance monitoring, infrastructure testing, Contact Centre testing, Unified Communications testing, and most recently Cloud Computing Testing.

Ian is also experienced in project management, with over ten years experience as a Project Manager and Senior Project Manager – managing a range of complex application and infrastructure projects.

Ian’s qualifications include: PMP (since 2000), ISTQB, Masters, and BSc Honours.

About Gareth Shackel

Gareth Shackel is a Performance Test Manager with over 8 years experience in testing including over 4 years experience in Performance testing.

He has tested a range of complex software and infrastructure projects, as well as working with Ian on the innovation of new testing services.

Gareth’s qualifications include AMNZCS, ISTQB, and BCMS (Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences) at Waikato University.