Load Testing and Cloud Workspace

22 July 2015 | By John Merryman

High load testing represent a challenge to both product development teams and to IT as highlighted by last week’s outages at the NYSE, United Airlines and the WSJ. Industry best practice is to load test all software updates, and infrastructure at peak volumes to understand behavior and be certain of scalability. But in reality, this investment is typically weighed against the likelihood of an outage and is not fully committed to, or the proper time cannot be allocated to thorough, continuous, full load testing. The NYSE, United Airlines, and the WSJ are all large enterprises with significant resources to commit; so why did these public outages occur? Read more...