sis 15(6): e3

Research Article

Experiences Virtualizing a Large-Scale Test Platform for Multimedia Applications

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259664,
        author={Robert L\'{y}bke and Daniel Schuster and Alexander Schill},
        title={Experiences Virtualizing a Large-Scale Test Platform for Multimedia Applications},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={cloud migration, software test, network emulation, continuous integration, nessee},
        doi={10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259664}
    }
    
  • Robert Lübke
    Daniel Schuster
    Alexander Schill
    Year: 2015
    Experiences Virtualizing a Large-Scale Test Platform for Multimedia Applications
    SIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.tridentcom.2015.259664
Robert Lübke1,*, Daniel Schuster1, Alexander Schill1
  • 1: Technische Universität Dresden
*Contact email: robert.luebke@tu-dresden.de

Abstract

Testing is an essential part of software development and many test platforms exist to facilitate the process. Test systems are scarce, because especially scalability tests require many computational resources. In this paper we show that these limitations can be overcome by migrating the test infrastructure into Cloud environments. Concrete virtualization concepts for large-scale testbeds are discussed using the example of NESSEE - an emulation environment for testing distributed Audio/Video conferencing applications. Furthermore, we describe how the Cloud migration allows us to better integrate the test runs of the platform into the work flow of software development.