Network Operators Turn to the Cloud to Cut Testing Costs

Cloud-based testing and monitoring can offer cost savings for service providers, says Heavy Reading Insider

Jun 22, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Service providers are taking a close look at cloud-based test and monitoring services as a way to pare down their testing costs as they roll out a greater number of new products, according to the latest report published by Heavy Reading Insider (, a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (

Cloud Adds a Silver Lining to Testing & Monitoring Solutions examines the cloud testing and monitoring market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals of cloud testing and monitoring, and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.

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"Cloud testing and monitoring gives many of the same benefits that cloud services provide across the board, especially in terms of reduced costs and improved flexibility," says Denise Culver, research analyst with Heavy Reading Insider and author of the report. "Cloud testing and monitoring services all but eliminate the need for costly capex outlays, one of the biggest reasons that so many service providers and enterprises failed to adequately test and maintain their networks in the past."

Key findings of Cloud Adds a Silver Lining to Testing & Monitoring Solutions include the following:

  • Cloud-delivered services will drive the need for new, differentiated services offerings that are based on advanced application-aware networks and SLAs.
  • A lack of standards could adversely impact adoption of cloud test and measurement solutions, with inconsistency between the various offers from service providers.
  • Many test and monitoring vendors are providing cloud services on a pay-as-you-go basis, making an even stronger value-proposition case for using cloud-based testing.
  • IP, MPLS and IMS have well-developed network architectures that are driving the delivery of distributed applications in key regions.


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