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Design for a mobile apparatus for delivery of load testing services and security services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004812D
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 237K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a design for a mobile apparatus for delivery of load testing services and security services. Benefits include capability to simulate an extensive user group for testing software performance and security, capability to test non-HTTP applications, and portability.

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Design for a mobile apparatus for delivery of load testing services and security services

Disclosed is a design for a mobile apparatus for delivery of load testing services and security services. Benefits include capability to simulate an extensive user group for testing software performance and security, capability to test non-HTTP applications, and portability.

The disclosed design consists of the following components:

A portable server/networking rack enclosure that can be shipped commercially to a client site (see Figure 1)

Networking hardware capable of easily connecting to a client network and directing thousands of simulated user requests onto a client site/solution

Server Hardware/Software capable of generating custom user requests for an external Internet and/or intranet site

Operator interface equipment including a keyboard, mouse, and monitor

Two conventional solutions are used for load testing. A dedicated lab requires a time-consuming reproduction of the site to be tested. Over the wire testing involves exposing a new site to the Internet at large.

The disclosed device enables the simulation of large number of users (~3000-6000) to ensure the stability, scalability and availability of a site without the cost of setting up dedicated hardware/software, which would be poorly utilized in the typical IT infrastructure. The solution is portable and can be used at the customer site with a minimal impact on the existing infrastructure. Complete security from the public Internet is maintained until a site can be thoroughly validated.

This solution also enables load testing of non-HTTP applications and may be used to test a wide variety of software programs.

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