To develop high-quality cloud application and provide good user experience, testing is essential. For continuous testing, enterprises need a dedicated infrastructure. In our previous blog, we discussed about developing cost effective applications using cloud testing. Here, we shall look at why enterprises are hesitant in taking a decision about cloud testing.


1. Security concerns

A major concern for enterprises is sharing sensitive information and private data about the organization. No service provider, regardless of their reputation, can ensure 100% confidentiality. We have seen world-known companies falling prey to cyber-attacks.

2. Cost estimation

Compared to local infrastructure, cloud computing tools are cost-effective. However, with business growth, enterprises must invest additional costs to support and maintain the application. Hence, it is difficult to calculate the final investment cost.

3. Regulatory compliance

Even though enterprises migrate to a cloud infrastructure, they need to comply with industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc. Compliances establish the service provider’s reliability and trustworthiness.

4. Third-party vendors

Testing of cloud applications is conducted in an external environment. Downtime experienced by the service provider has a direct impact on the application. Cloud outages can have a severe impact on the business performance. In 2022, several big companies like Apple, Google, etc. have experienced major outages.

5. Tight deadlines

Features of cloud applications are updated frequently. Hence, cloud testing must accommodate these updates quickly to provide the application with new features. Usually, QA engineers work on tight deadlines to test the new features of cloud applications. Testers must ensure that new features or upgrades should not harm the existing users.

6. Migration issues

It is a complex process to migrate data from one cloud to another or from local data center to the cloud server. You must check the complete app infrastructure and update your cloud testing strategy.

7. User accessibility

It is a challenge to manage access rights for multiple users, as providers charge a service fee for every user. It may also lead to inflexible configuration while adjusting access rights for certain users.

8. Spoilt for choice

There are a variety of cloud testing tools in the market. Hence, you must choose the one that best suits your organizational infrastructure. You may choose from AWS testing tools, or Selenium framework, or Azure QA tools, and many other options. Take time to understand the pros and cons of every tool before coming to the final decision.

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Kishore Anne is the Senior Manager – Quality Engineering at AppsTek Corp. He is responsible for managing the COE team, developing, and implementing Quality Assurance, Control Methodologies using best practices to ensure compliance with QA standards in both manual and automation. He has over 20 years’ experience in identifying and implementing efficiencies in technical and business process along with Quality Assurance Management, Test environment Management, Release Management and SDLC.

Bhavani Ram Kishore Anne