What are the best cloud load testers?

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    #1Visual Studio Cloud Based Load Testing

    Visual Studio Cloud Based Load Testing
    Test your code using powerful tools in Visual Studio. Generate hundreds of thousands of connections in minutes, view app performance with real-time charts and graphs and run tests from where your users are.
    Websites

    Free- (Small Teams). Varies by plan.

    Ryan Contreras
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "As a busy computer programmer, app developer, and project manager I am busy 24/7. After switching to Microsoft's Cloud Based Load Testing, I have been able to increase the scalability and network potential of my applications. Our company went from generating hundreds of thousands of dollars each month to millions of dollars each month. Without this software, I would still be stuck in the stone age. Cloud Based Load Testing is the future! "
  2. 13

    #2neustar Website Load Testing

    neustar Website Load Testing
    Test website traffic capacity and find bottlenecks, so you can launch new sites and applications with greater confidence.
    Websites

    Free

    Teresa Perry
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "You spend a lot of time and money creating and designing the perfect website for your business, and the last thing you need is for it to go down when you need it most. This site helps you test your site for your heaviest traffic days, and helps you secure your site so you know you are going to be able to handle the load. "
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    #3Flood IO

    Flood IO
    Flood.io provides a simple and affordable platform if you need to load test a single URL, simulate realistic user scenarios with JMeter, or execute extremely large concurrency and volumes with Gatling.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Barbara Payne
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Flood IO was a great solution for me, because it allowed me to run servers in multiple regions. This allowed me the expansion I really needed to scale my business. I was hesitant, but seeing how many other companies had used Flood IO successfully made me want to try it."
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    #4Loader

    Loader
    Loader is a free load cloud-based load testing service to stress test your web Applications & APIs.
    Websites

    Free- (10.000 clients/test). Varies by plan.

    Cheryl Cook
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "I needed something to load into the cloud to stress test for my new App. While I'm a fairly good developer, I really didn't want to spend months of my time developing this part of it. Thankfully Loader fits the bill perfectly, and does all the cloud testing that you could possibly need."
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    #5HPE StormRunner Load

    HPE StormRunner Load
    HPE StormRunner Load is a SaaS-based cloud load that brings you load testing in the cloud.
    Websites

    $0.15- (per virtual user/hour). Free trial available.

    Anthony Meyer
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "We've been using StormRunner for two months, and so far it seems to do the job for load testing. It does take some time to get a handle on how to use it though. It is best to take some time at the start to figure out how to do things right. I'm pretty optimistic that we will be sticking with it at this point though."
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    #6BlazeMeter

    BlazeMeter
    BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. 
    Websites

    $99- month. Varies by plan. Free trial available.

    Joseph McCoy
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "I think this helps as i would see it beneficial as it could compare multiple sources. Including the cloud load tester i used it to compare it against others to ensure it gave optimum performance."
  4. 3

    #7OctoPerf

    OctoPerf
    OctoPerf is realistic and accessible load testing. Lift your JMeter experience or smoothly start with load testing. Codeless scripting, Cloud and on-premise injection, server monitoring, live analysis.


    Websites

    $130- Varies by plan. Free trial available.

    Elizabeth Silva
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "This company allows you to upload your tests and have workers check them from around the world. There a thousand of people willing to work your tests while you monitor them from your computer. It's an easy to use system, that has a step by step instructor to help make sure your experience is successful."
  5. 3

    #8Soasta ClodTest

    Soasta ClodTest
    The SOASTA platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and Web devices – in real time, and at scale. 

    Websites

    Free- (Lite). Varies by plan.

    Gregory Carlson
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This solution is not extremely in depth, and it leaves a lot of questions in my mind on what exactly the solution is. Also, the topic is not mentioned in the solution at all, so I'm not sure how relevant the solution is to the topic. I think this solution needs more information."
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    #9Redline13 Free load Testing

    Redline13 Free load Testing
    RedLine13 is bringing (Almost) Free Load Testing to the Cloud. Its inspired by the high price of load testing tools, or the lack of cloud-readiness of the free tools for load testing, and offer a variety of Web API's such as a Zipcode API.
    Websites

    $50- month. Varies by plan. Free trial available.

    Amanda Snyder
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "RedLine13 is an incredibly useful website. It's not a free cloud load tester, but given that can get very expensive, it's nice that it is low cost for those of us who are looking to test things out that don't have large budgets. Hard to say if it's one of the best in general, but I can safely say it's among the best of the low cost cloud load testers."
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    #10Google Cloud Shell

    Google Cloud Shell
    Google Cloud Shell is a hosted development environment in Google Cloud Platform, consisting of a durable home directory, an ephemeral VM instance with the Google Cloud SDK and application default credentials pre-installed, and both a shell environment as well as an Eclipse Orion IDE instance, making it easy to develop for Cloud Platform.
    Websites

    Free

    Melissa McDonald
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "What a great tool for develpers. All the usual software in one place and I was happy that I was able to try it out for free so I could decide if it was something I wanted to use. This program seems awesome so far. The price for montly service is a little pricey but it's worth it for sure. "
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    #11Browsera

    Browsera
    Browsera tests and reports cross-browser layout differences and scripting errors on your site 
    Websites

    Free

    Mildred Cole
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "Browsera tests and reports cross-browser layout differences and scripting errors on websites. There are likely better options available for cloud load testing."
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    #12StackHive

    StackHive
    An intuitive cloud-based tool that speeds up web development process. Allows designing, developing, publishing or downloading websites from browser.
    Websites

    Free

    Jorge Alberto Baltazar
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I wanted a cloud-based program to aid me in my web development efforts, and I stumbled across this via a random Google search. I went with the free version, and found the tool to be so unwieldy and buggy, that it made web development a lot harder than it would have been without it. I can't express how much I disliked using it, and how glad I was to uninstall the thing. Maybe the paid versions are better. "
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    #13Neutron Drive

    Neutron Drive
    Neutron Drive supports a huge range of languages. It is designed to be integrated into either Google drive or your own file server.
    Websites

    Free

    Alexander Valdez
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This is a fairly basic code editor. It has most of the functions that you would want but I found myself wishing there were a few more that you can get with more robust editors. A positive for Neutron Drive is that you can use the editor from any computer since it's cloud based. In the end it won't make me switch from my current code editor."
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    #14Dirigible

    Dirigible
    Dirigible is a cloud development toolkit providing both development tools and runtime environment. It supports the complete development life-cycle of on-demand applications by leveraging in-system programming models and rapid application development techniques.
    Websites

    Free

    Carol Henry
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "I don't agree that this is the best cloud load tester, the best that you should look at are Webload, Appache J Meter, and Locust."
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    #15CodeTasty

    CodeTasty
    CodeTasty is powerful IDE in the cloud with all the features of a desktop IDE but with additional features only a cloud application can give you. It enables you to code and collaborate no matter where you are and what device you are working on.
    Websites

    Free

    Adam Elliott
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "As a programmer I've found CodeTasty to be pretty revolutionary. I find myself being able to finish projects and continue working basically anywhere I go. What more can you ask for than to be able to code anywhere through the powerful IDE in the cloud. It has all the features of the desktop IDE but now I can work on any device by just pulling it up from there. It's fairly smooth in operations and my work is saved right there. Ready for the next session and time I'm ready to work again."
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    #16Visual Studio Online

    Visual Studio Online

    Simplify continuous integration of your apps for any platform or programming language. Make your software lifecycle faster and better with your favourite tools such as Eclipse or IntelliJ.

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Magdalena Paredes
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Visual Studio Online is a great cloud load tester. They have a free edition so you can test it out and there are great tools to use to make your computing life easier."
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    #17browxy

    browxy

    Simple and lightweight java IDE .Browxy is a free multi-language online IDE to create, run and publish awesome programs

    Websites

    Free

    Doris Perkins
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "This is not a load tester, but a development environment. If you want to edit programs online or work on some code in the browser, browxy is a good option, but it doesn't really do load testing or anything like that."
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    #18JSFiddle

    JSFiddle
    JSFiddle is a lightweight cloud JS editor designed for developers who want to tweak and test blocks of JS, CSS and HTML code. It's not as full featured as the other options (and technically isn't really an IDE) but is very useful for editing smaller blocks of code in the cloud.
    Websites

    Free

    Betty Matthews
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I think this would be useful for editors. This is definitely creative. Although it's not fully featured, there's people that will possibly benefit from it and just want to try it out. "
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    #19Endtest

    Endtest

    Endtest is a platform that allows you to create, manage and run Automated Tests for Web Applications without writing any code.

    Websites

    Free- Free

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    #20CrossBrowserTesting

    CrossBrowserTesting
    CrossBrowserTesting offers a cloud-based manual and automated browser test platform based on virtual machines running on real physical devices. It appears to be the only provider offering manual testing on physical iOS and Android (Nexus 5, 7, 9 and Galaxy S3, S4, S5 and Tab2) devices. Automated testing works uses Selenium and works on Android (physical devices) and iOS (simulators). Other features include recording videos, capturing network traffic, and taking screenshots.
    Websites

    Free

    Evelyn Rivera
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I think this does fit what I am looking for after looking through it. This solution checks off the boxes for what I want so I think this was a nice job of finding me exactly what I was looking for."
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    #21Google VM Instance

    Google VM Instance
    Get a Compute Engine Instance on Google Cloud. Then open your Google Cloud dashboard in your browser and access through SSH.
    Websites

    Free

    Mildred Gordon
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Google VM Instance is a helpful resource to understand the Google Cloud. It defines different words and terms, as well as providing dozens of tutorials. As a beginner to creating instances on the cloud, this site was very helpful."

Summary

Best What are the best cloud load testers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Visual Studio Cloud Based Load TestingWebsites 16 Free
2neustar Website Load TestingWebsites 13 Free
3Flood IOWebsites 11 Free
4LoaderWebsites 9 Free
5HPE StormRunner LoadWebsites 8 Paid
6BlazeMeterWebsites 5 Paid
7OctoPerfWebsites 3 Paid
8Soasta ClodTestWebsites 3 Free
9Redline13 Free load TestingWebsites 1 Paid
10Google Cloud ShellWebsites 0 Free
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