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"The most valuable feature is that we do not have to accommodate the load-testing infrastructure in our own data center.""The record and playback feature is the most valuable feature. It's all driven by the script, so it's a script-based tool where the background tracing starts. Java's background process does a lot of tracing. The process starts in the background. It sees what peaks of volumes that the process can handle. It's easy to use because it's script based, record, and playback. I""The usability and ability to integrate with other solutions is quite good. When I use it in on Azure, then Red Hat is the most likely solution I use. When I use AWS, then I tend to use Lambda functions. In either case, it works well and you can use it either way.""The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and HTML. So many other tools do not recognize this specific proprietary protocol. Using TruClient, we can still create scripts that cover everything that we need to cover.""The most valuable feature is that you can create an infrastructure on-demand and do performance testing with it.""The fact that the solution supports multiple protocols such as open source, VuGen, TruWeb, TruClient, and SAP is very important because these protocols help us to concentrate on what is really needed to produce performance tests. If something is not supported, you have to use other tools or find other ways of assimilating loads."

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"We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and enables us to have a wider range of testing. Enterprise-level testing is something that we are satisfied with.""I think the number one feature everybody likes is the capability to easily generate virtual users as well as the reporting.""Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise Is very user-friendly.""The solution is a very user-friendly tool, especially when you compare it to a competitor like BlazeMeter.""One of the most valuable features of this solution is recording and replaying, and the fact that there are multiple options available to do this.""The most valuable part of the product is the way you can scale the basic testing easily.""This is a product that has a lot of capabilities and is the most mature tool of its kind in the market."

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Cons
"I don't know of any features that should be added. The solution isn't lacking anything at this point.""We are trying to put it into a complete CI/CD pipeline, but there are still some challenges when you try to run it through different protocols. The challenges are around how you can containerize applications. There are some limitations to some protocols, such as desktop. And when it comes to database testing, there are some things that we can't do through CI/CD.""There are three modules in the system that are different products packaged into one, and they can sometimes be difficult to figure out, so they should be better integrated with each other.""I would like for there to be better integration with other tools so that when you do load testing you can also do a security check.""Improvements to the reporting would be good.""Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud."

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"Third-party product integrations could be a little more slickly handled.""The TruClient protocol works well but it takes a lot of memory to run those tests, which is something that can be improved.""It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with Big Data use cases, for example, where you do performance testing at the scale of data lakes... when it comes to technologies our company has yet to adopt, I would like to see an indication from Micro Focus of how one does performance testing and what kinds of challenges can we foresee. Those kinds of studies would really help us.""The solution is a very expensive tool when compared with other tools.""Micro Focus needs to improve in terms of support. With the same support plan but when the product was owned by HP, support was more responsive and better coordinated.""It's not that popular on the cloud.""The reporting has room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000.""There is no monthly or yearly cost but rather, the fees are based on the amount of traffic that you use."

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"They have a much more practical pricing model now.""I have not been directly involved in price negotiations but my understanding is that while the cost is a little bit high, it provides good value for the money.""The price is okay. You're able to buy it, as opposed to paying for a full year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The TruClient feature is the most valuable for us. An application with testing can only be scripted using TruClient, so it's part web-based, but it also has its own protocol combined with HTTP and… more »
Top Answer: We make use of virtual user hours. We buy time in the LoadRunner Cloud. It costs around $80,000. I don't think there are any additional costs to standard licensing.
Top Answer: Reporting and analysis need improvement. Compared to the old school LoadRunner Windows application, the reporting and analysis are mediocre in LoadRunner Cloud.
Top Answer: We have a centralized delivery team and we are able to meet enterprise requirements, which include different types of protocols that are involved, including scripting. The technology supports that and… more »
Top Answer: The contract that we had with Micro Focus was a bit complex, but now it's much simpler. As a customer, I have clarity about it. That is something that helps us to serve the business better.
Top Answer: It would be good if we could look forward at the future technology needs we have. I would like to see Micro Focus provide more customer awareness around how LoadRunner can fulfill requirements with… more »
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Also Known As
StormRunner Load, LoadRunner Cloud, and Micro Focus StormRunner Load
Performance Center, Micro Focus Performance Center, HPE Performance Center
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Overview

Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is a simple, smart and scalable cloud-based load and performance testing solution for agile and DevOps teams. It helps you to detect performance issues and ensure that your mobile and web apps are ready for the load. It provides an Intelligent and predictive analytics for fast problem detection and scale up to millions of user in minutes from different regions.

Micro Focus Performance Center is a global cross-enterprise performance testing tool which enables you to manage multiple, concurrent performance testing projects across different geographic locations without any need to travel between the locations. Performance Center administers all your internal performance testing needs. With Performance Center, you manage all aspects of large-scale performance testing projects, including resource allocation and scheduling, from a centralized location accessible through the Web. Performance Center helps streamline the testing process, reduce resource costs, and increase operating efficiency.

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Sample Customers
Alfa Bank, N Brown Group, University of Copenhagen, McGraw-Hill, Cognizant
Hexaware, British Sky Broadcasting, JetBlue
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Educational Organization40%
Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company17%
Insurance Company14%
Retailer14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise79%
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is ranked 3rd in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is rated 8.0, while Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud writes "Enabled us to eliminate load generators, and automatically triggers and produces reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise writes "Full geographical coverage, integrates well with monitoring tools, granular project inspection capabilities". Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad and Akamai CloudTest, whereas Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Silk Performer, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus ALM Quality Center and BlazeMeter. See our Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud vs. Micro Focus LoadRunner Enterprise report.

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