Testing external facing applications using JMeter, Vagrant, and AWS

Once the target test load of an application reaches a certain point (it varies from application to application), you can no longer accurately perform tests on it from a single box. The main reason for this is resource limitation. Each machine, no matter how powerful it is, is limited by RAM, processor speed, and so on. A clever workaround to resource limitation is divide-and-conquer. With this technique, the test load can be distributed to several low- or middle-end machines, thus achieving the target test goal without sacrificing test accuracy.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that ...

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