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Cloud Computing Models: Saas, PaaS, and IaaS Explained

March 2 2021, 06:35am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

Due to the rise of modern and more innovative technological trends, cloud computing becomes an excellent substitute for the centralization of computer services under one server.

If you’re the person who is planning to move your business to the cloud or ready to acquire the benefits that cloud computing offers, you need to understand the three service models of cloud computing like Saas, Paas, and Iaas solutions, their comparisons, testing process, and much more information in detail.


Saas refers to Software as a Service that is a software licensing and delivery model in which software licensing is provided based on subscription, and it is hosted from the center.

Saas (Software as a Service) is also popular as cloud application services, “software plus services” by Microsoft, and an “On-demand software” that is used by businesses in the cloud market.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Paas in cloud computing is a Platform as a Service that is a complete development and deployment environment with resources in the cloud, which allows you to deliver everything from simple to sophisticated cloud-based apps.

Like Saas, you need to purchase the PaaS from the cloud service provider and pay-as-you-go basis, and finally, you can access the resources over a secure internet connection. PaaS involves infrastructure that are servers, storage, and networking, including development tools, middleware, database management systems, business intelligence (BI) services, and more.


IaaS is defined as Infrastructure as a Service, an instant computing infrastructure supplied and managed over the internet. It offers a standardized way of obtaining on-demand computing capabilities over the web. Its resources involve networks, storage, processing power, and virtual private servers.

IaaS in cloud computing is one of the types, including platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and serverless. Unlike PaaS, you will pay for what you use. There is no worry of buying and managing own physical servers and other data centre infrastructures.

Read More: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Advantages

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Cloud Testing: Challenges and Considerations for Testers

September 9 2019, 04:43am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

In today’s time, web services are moving to cloud architecture. There is no doubt that cloud architectures are highly reliable, but there are some challenges that you need to overcome.

Cloud testing services are beneficial as they save tons of money as someone else is hosting the hardware and delivering the software.

So, if cloud testing is so in demand that why everybody is not on board? The answer is that cloud-based testing comes with some challenges. Below we are listing the challenges and providing solutions to overcome these challenges

Security Capabilities

Every business is concerned about data protection on the cloud. When an organization uses a cloud-hosted app for handling sensitive data, it is crucial to handle it with care. It is seen that in several cases, encryption techniques are insufficient for cloud testing efforts. Another challenge that is widely seen is that vendors are not familiar with industry standards. A simple solution to the problem is choosing a cloud testing service provider who is well-versed with industry standards and who can securely test the applications.

Service Availability, Efficiency, and Assurance 

The level of service that cloud providers are able to support is sometimes not sufficient. When a firm is transferring a major part of its operations to the cloud, the firm should be able to access the data without any delays. This challenge leads to assurance and efficiency concerns. Cloud testing service provider must ensure timely delivery and must have the infrastructure in place to provide scalable services.

These challenges can be easily overcome when one chooses a reliable testing service provider with strong SLA. Vendors and organizations can work effectively and efficiently when these challenges are taken care of and overcoming these challenges guarantees minimizing testing efforts and helps in providing scalable solutions.

[Related Read:  Top Cloud Testing Tools To Fit Your Requirement ]

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How Cloud-Based Mobile Device Lab Accelerates Time to Market and ROI?

September 19 2017, 11:13am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

It becomes very chaotic to maintain the variety of mobile phones and tablets with the latest Android or iOS updates available across all makes and models for 24/7. There are various security concerns that arise for mobile app cloud testing as well as data management and accessibility thus creating a complex situation.

In the following ways Cloud-Based Mobile Device Labs boost the productivity:

  • Faster market delivery: A unified environment needs to be established for the benefit of all DevOps teams. For fully operational regression testing, the environment is necessary in order to facilitate continuous integration


  • Simulate networks environmentBy using simulation environments helps us to understand real-life network conditions, thus enabling them to be prepared in dealing with network issues.


  • Strict security guidelines: An offshore hosted mobile lab is expected to support most security requirements while the onsite lab resides inside the company’s VPN. Devices are centralized in a demilitarized network area. Administrative capabilities enable the changing of security policies as per project requirements.

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Cloud Testing: The Future of Software Testing

August 30 2016, 11:51am

Posted by BugRaptors

Cloud Testing: The Future of Software Testing

Software testing has also experienced a long drawn evolution cycle. From ad-hoc practices in different business units, it progressively developed to a centralized Managed Test Center approach.

However, the testing pattern has changed and there are major challenges that need to be overcome such as complexity increasing costs and infrastructure availability. Traditional application testing has its own limitations as well like performance, latency, extremely expensive execution costs, planning and concurrency.

Read More Here at http://www.bugraptors.com/cloud-testing-future-software-testing

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