Will your system be able to perform stably under high pressure? Are you certain that it will continue to function properly after a migration? And do you think that your new application is also able to withstand long-term peak usage? If you are looking for certainty in your answers to these questions, then an endurance test is the means you are looking for.
What is an endurance test?
Carrying out an endurance test will allow you to find out just how stable your system is in the longer term, how it reacts under pressure and what the effects of that pressure can be.
What do we do during an endurance test?
Before we start an endurance test, we first measure by means of a stress test what the maximum capacity of your application is. Then, using the endurance test, we simulate a realistic user load up to a maximum of 70% and we put your application under pressure for around 8 to 24 hours. The high load over a longer period of time gives an insight into performance trends, such as memory leaks, incidental crashes, gradual increases in response times, repeated faults and peak behaviour. In this way you will discover whether the system also remains stable in the medium to long term and continues to provide the desired performance.
During the endurance test we not only monitor the response times, but also the vitals of your infrastructure. In addition, we keep in contact with your engineers so that we are able to make adjustments where necessary, as well allowing issues to be diagnosed straight away.
What do you get after an endurance test?
After an endurance test we discuss the results with you personally and you receive a report with recommendations, which will allow you to safeguard the performance of your system in the long term.