Compared to a traditional on-premises testing environment, cloud-based testing offers users pay-per-use pricing, flexibility and reduced time to market. Built-in collaboration tools allow geographically dispersed development teams to work in the cloud testing environment 24/7. Testers can also scale application workloads to thousands or millions of concurrent users to find performance issues before the application goes live.
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But like any other technology, there are drawbacks. A lack of standards around integrating public cloud resources with on-premises resources, concerns over security in the cloud, hard-to-understand service-level agreements and limited configurations/bandwidth offered by cloud providers can all contribute to delays and cost issues.