Microsoft’s Fully-Managed Azure Load Testing Service Now Generally Available
Published on feb 9, 2023
The Microsoft Azure Load Testing service, a fully-managed load-testing service, is now generally available so that customers can test the resilience of their applications regardless of where they are hosted.
The company released a preview of the service in December 2021 as a successor to their Azure DevOps cloud-based load testing service and Visual Studio 2019 load testing capabilities.
Since the preview, Microsoft has enabled several capabilities, including additional metrics for pass/fail criteria, support for authentication with client certificates, support for user-specified JMeter properties, load engine metrics views, and private endpoint testing.
Azure Load Testing provides users with the ability to generate high-scale loads without managing complex infrastructure. To capture metrics from Azure services, it integrates with Azure Monitor, including Application insights and Container insights. Due to this, users are able to utilize the service for a variety of purposes, including:
Optimize infrastructure before production by anticipating traffic and unplanned increases in load.
To identify performance bottlenecks across Azure application components, the service collects detailed resource metrics.
Run load tests as part of your continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) process to automate regression testing.
Creating a load test based on JMeter, a popular open-source load and performance tool.
Currently, Azure Load Testing is available in 11 regions, and pricing details can be found on the pricing page. Further information about Azure Load Testing can be found on the documentation landing page.
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