STARWEST 2020 Concurrent Session : Leveraging Cloud Architecture (AWS Focused) to Build a Robust Test Automation Platform


Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm

Leveraging Cloud Architecture (AWS Focused) to Build a Robust Test Automation Platform

A huge opportunity exists for testing practitioners to leverage the power of the cloud for testing environments and testing tools. I recently designed a serverless cloud based test automation platform for a F500 company that allowed them to retire a legacy testing lab that was costing them $250k per year to maintain. The new platform was not only about 1/10th the cost, but also provides unlimited scalability on-demand as their needs grow. I will start the presentation with an overview of some relevant cloud native services and expand on the architecture of a few of those services and then jump into the design of the test automation platform outlining the native cloud services I used while explaining their usefulness. The attendees will walk away with a better understanding of basic cloud architecture and its usefulness to their overall testing efforts. They will also receive a high level architecture walk-through of a robust test automation platform I designed that leverages serverless technology and container technology along with an understanding of where they can get started to design a similar system for their own environments. This presentation will be AWS focused, but fully applicable to other clouds.


Scott Aziz has been a test architect for the past 30 years working at several Fortune 500 companies both as a test leader and as a consultant. His specialty with testing has always been test automation as he has designed many automation frameworks from scratch as well as used dozens of open source and off the shelf tools and frameworks. For the past 10 years, Scott has been leveraging the public cloud for the development of more robust test environments and innovative test tooling.