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Fully managed load-testing service built for Azure that makes it easy to generate high-scale load and identify app performance bottlenecks
Optimise app performance with high-scale load testing
Enable developers and testers to generate high-scale load and run simulations that reveal actionable insights into app performance, scalability and capacity, with a fully managed load-testing service. Create tests quickly without prior knowledge of load testing tools, or upload your existing Apache JMeter scripts. Gain specialised recommendations backed by comprehensive metrics and analytics, and support continuous improvement through automated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows – all with a testing service built for Azure.
Simplified, cloud-based load-testing service with high-fidelity support for Apache JMeter
Comprehensive view of curated client and server metrics with actionable insights into app performance
Integration with CI/CD workflows for automated, collaborative load testing
Streamlined billing and test management that builds on existing Azure conventions
Quickly and easily generate high-scale load
Streamline load testing with a fully managed service that simplifies the infrastructure of high-scale load simulations while enabling you to run existing test scripts at scale with high-fidelity support for Apache JMeter. Streamline load generation with a service optimised for Azure that automatically incorporates networking best practices to ensure a frictionless testing experience for endpoints hosted on Azure.
Identify bottlenecks with actionable insights
Optimise your app's scalability and capacity by observing how a high load affects its performance. Get deep, actionable insights and recommendations from a comprehensive view of curated client and server metrics to understand and improve app performance at scale – all on a single dashboard. Visually compare load tests to see the effect of application and environmental changes, along with how tests affect all parts of your app.
Build load testing into your DevOps workflows
Easily build load testing into automated CI/CD workflows to help catch and block performance regressions early in the development lifecycle. Establish a performance baseline to compare tests against and set clear pass and fail criteria for load tests running in deployment pipelines. View load test summaries in GitHub and Azure Pipelines or get more details in the Azure portal.
Use a fully managed testing service for Azure
Experience a frictionless, cost-effective testing service that builds on other Azure services. Confidently generate load at any scale without having to worry about networking issues or overloads. Azure Load Testing automatically incorporates Azure networking best practices to avoid tests being mistaken for a security risk, and auto-abort sensors identify throttling and provide recommendations to improve runtime reliability.
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Keep costs low by paying for only what you use
You'll be charged for each instance of load testing resources, which includes 50 virtual user hours per month. If you use more than 50 virtual user hours per month, you'll be billed for your additional usage.
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Start free. Get $200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of popular services and 45+ other services.
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Azure Load Testing supports simulating up to 11,250 concurrent virtual users in a load test. This limit may increase later based on customer feedback.
Each load test can be configured to run up to a maximum of 3 hours.