create ALM Ranger guidance on "Leveraging Azure for Performance Testing"
In my opinion the biggest adoption barrier in performance testing on smaller projects is not the tooling but the high infrastructure and administration cost that comes with this phase of testing. Only if a reusable solution was possible and infrastructure management wasn’t as expensive, adoption would certainly spike. It certainly is possible if you bring Visual Studio and Windows Azure into the equation.
But there is hardly any guidance around how windows azure could be leveraged to performance test applications. For example, today its possible to set up the test rig in the cloud, its also possible to have the test rig running in the cloud but registered with a team foundation server on premise, these and several other scenarios require great deal of configuration and customization. If only a document could help define all the possible scenarios, set up possibilities, pros - cons and limitations. This could result in a great spike in performance test adoption ...
I have a few blog post and a video which discusses some of the more common scenarios, http://geekswithblogs.net/TarunArora/category/13291.aspx AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfpXBU5M9mM&feature=plcp
Submitted by Visual Studio ALM Ranger
Short term stop-gap solution only. Out of scope for ALM Rangers at this stage.
Lars Kemmann commented
We're planning a feature/service around this in the future and will be charging you extra for it. This should in no way be construed as a product or ship date announcement or preview.