- Prevents costly failures of mission-critical applications.
- Assure performance ans functionality under real-world conditions.
- Locate potential problems before your customers do.
- Reduce development time.
- Reduce infrastructures costs.
Slowdown and bottlenecks can be identified in advance by testing the site with simulated user traffic. This process is known as Load Testing. Organizations performing a load test for the first time can handle only about 15% of expected traffic before performance degrades dramatically.
After the load test, adjustments ranging from minor adjustments to major reconfigurations can vastly improve system performance. The load test can then be repeated to find further problems or to retest the system over time. Because it Improves customer satisfaction and avoids unnecessary upgrades, the load testing cycle is a crucial step in developing any web application.