Technology is advancing at an overwhelming speed and each year it just gets better than ever. Your customers are often looking forward to devices, services, or responses that are spontaneous and affordable. To fulfill their day-to-day needs and serve them better, organizations are striving hard to introduce more and more innovative methods. One such innovative idea is to move to the Cloud Environment. Wondering how moving to the cloud can improve your customer service or experience? Well, the reason is the spontaneity and security the cloud platform provides to them because those days where your customer waited for working days and business hours to get in touch with you are long gone.
When a customer expects immediate and uninterrupted access to information or services or products from anywhere anytime, the organization should be able to provide it without any delay or hindrance. In a comparison between cloud-based and non-cloud based organizations, the former seems to have better opportunities and customer retention than the latter. The latest report by Trend Micro states that about 70% of all tech spending is expected to go for Cloud Solutions. Migrating to the cloud platform provides the required tools and services organizations and enterprises need to keep the business running in today’s competitive market.
What Does Cloud Migration Mean To Enterprises?
The migration to cloud from an on-premise setup allows businesses to be more flexible and agile to serve faster and better. Undoubtedly, the migration improves the customer experience, retains the existing customers, and attracts new ones. With an infinite number of tools and devices available, the cloud help businesses provide their customers with the best online experiences they demand 24/7. The availability to access apps, data, or services or shopping from a reliable and trustworthy business is mostly what the millennials are looking forward to. With the cloud solutions in place, businesses will have a better advantage over their competitors in the market.
How End-Users Look At Cloud-Based Apps?
Migrating the software applications to the cloud allows your end-users to store, share, and access to any data or service offered to them. For instance, it is much better to use a banking app to transfer funds rather than logging to the website or even worse going to the bank for the physical transaction. Cloud-based banking apps have made banking much easier than ever and these apps are more secured and encrypted. Similarly, eLearning apps are widely used by students and teachers to continue their classes amidst the pandemic. Once uploaded, the students can log in anytime to read their lessons or revise. On the other hand, cloud-based apps keep your end-users updated and connected to what they look for.
Testing Cloud-Based Apps: Sine Qua Non
It is mandatory to ensure that the application behaves the same way as it was before the migration from on-premise to the cloud platform. On the other hand, migrating the apps to the cloud manually can be an exhausting, long, and faulty process. Organizations may not always have the devices to test the code or the performance of the applications. Hence, it is very important that organizations test their apps during and post-migration to ensure the app is highly-functional, secured, and available. By testing the apps before they go live, QA teams can be sure that the apps are capable of handling load, safe to use confidential data, and accessible anytime.
Real-Time Example – Cloud Migration Testing For an Enterprise
Here’s a glimpse of an organization, a leading learning company that decided to move all its apps from on-premise to cloud platform. This 22-year-old company had to migrate about 10+ TB of data that consists of various live applications, multiple databases, and datacenter products.
Migrating about 30 apps to the cloud infrastructure within a span of 11 months was like trying to do the impossible since something as huge as this was a humongous task and could have taken years if done manually. Also, there were challenges like the migration had to be done partially for a few apps, parallel and sequential for a few, and need to ensure that there was not any data loss.
They also had to ensure the following during the migration:
- Zero production outage
- Zero breakage
- Zero impact on UI
- Solve complex infrastructure issues
- Meet load demand
The learning company decided to seek help from a testing services provider who can take the overall ownership of the entire migration’s validation process of all their apps. End-to-end testing ownership for the cloud migration was proposed and the QA team involved in the testing and validation of the migrated apps Also, they carried out all possible types of testing like API Testing, Mobile Testing, Performance Testing, Security Testing, and Functional Testing.
A modularized team of both onsite and offshore resources who are highly skilled and experienced in cloud testing was initially assigned to strategize the testing for the migration of the complex and upstream apps so that a similar approach could be done to the dependent apps. Since the beginning, they were constantly communicating and collaborating with multiple teams and came up with a clear phased approach – Analyze & Plan, Pre-Migration setup, Post-Migration Testing, and Sign off. The QA team leveraged its strict quality standards and ensured maximum test coverage.
The QA team managed to cover up to 29 billion database records – 10+ TB size of the database, which was humongous and they aced it within a timeline of 11 months. All the live apps were migrated to the cloud environment without any interruption or glitch after performing more than 200+ rounds of testing which included Functional, Regression, and Performance Testing.
After migrating a huge volume of data to the cloud infrastructure, the QA team ensured that there was no dependency on the on-premise database and enabled the company to manage the infrastructure independently. By the end, the learning company made a huge profit of $13.5M annually and they can now focus on their business priorities since all their migration and testing needs were taken care of by the QA team.
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