An introduction to distributed load testing with Tsung

27 October 2018 by Learning

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Brightbox Cloud enables you to build scalable applications very quickly, by creating a number of cloud servers and placing them behind a cloud load balancer, but, how do you know how much traffic you are going to be able to handle? Benchmarking single cloud servers using something like the Apache benchmark tool (ab) is fairly straightforward, but this only allows very simple testing to be performed and we soon become limited by the upstream bandwidth of our testing host. To test a clustered application we can use a distributed load testing tool like tsung.