A cloud-based TaaS infrastructure with tools for SaaS validation, performance and scalability evaluation

Jerry Gao, K. Manjula, P. Roopa, E. Sumalatha, Xiaoying Bai, W. T. Tsai, Tadahiro Uehara

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25 Scopus citations

Abstract

With the fast advancements in cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), testing and evaluation of cloud-based software and SaaS applications became an important task for engineers. Since most existing tools are not developed to support cloud-based software testing and SaaS evaluation, there is a strong demand for a new cloud-based testing infrastructure and evaluation environment for SaaS applications. This paper proposes a testing-as-service (TaaS) infrastructure and reports a cloud-based TaaS environment with tools (known as CTaaS) developed to meet the needs in SaaS testing, performance and scalability evaluation. The paper presents TaaS concepts and CTaaS, including their infrastructure, design and implementation. In addition, the paper demonstrates the application results of our previously proposed graphic models and metrics for SaaS performance and scalability evaluation. Moreover, the paper reports one case study for a selected SaaS (OrangeHRM) using the developed TaaS environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCloudCom 2012 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science
Pages464-471
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2012 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Dec 3 2012Dec 6 2012

Publication series

NameCloudCom 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period12/3/1212/6/12

Keywords

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS)
  • cloud testing
  • performance evaluation
  • scalability measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Gao, J., Manjula, K., Roopa, P., Sumalatha, E., Bai, X., Tsai, W. T., & Uehara, T. (2012). A cloud-based TaaS infrastructure with tools for SaaS validation, performance and scalability evaluation. In CloudCom 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (pp. 464-471). [6427555] (CloudCom 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science). https://doi.org/10.1109/CloudCom.2012.6427555