Infrastructure overview

At Flood, we believe you should be able to run your load tests from anywhere, so we provide a few different options for using Flood to scale up your testing.

First, you'll need to decide whether you need to run your tests from the cloud or from your on-premise infrastructure. Then, follow the links below to find out more options.

As long as you have a subscription with Flood, you'll be able to make use of any or all of these options.

Nicole explains the different options for running floods

On the cloud

Load testing on the cloud means that we will be starting virtual machines for you to run your scripts from using one of our cloud providers, either AWS or Azure.

Option 1: Demand infrastructure

This is the easiest way to get started, because they require the least set up from your end. Floods on team plans are executed from our own AWS account, but all of that happens in the background. All you'll need to do is run floods from the Flood UI and we'll take care of the rest.

Option 2: Host Your Own infrastructure

This is a step up in complexity from Option 1. Option 2 allows you to run floods using your own cloud accounts, whether that's with AWS or Azure. You'll need to integrate Flood with AWS or Azure and allow Flood to start virtual machines on those accounts on your behalf.

On-premise

Option 3: On-premise

To generate load using infrastructure you already have on-premise or in a data center, you can use Flood Agent. Flood Agent allows Flood to start load tests using machines that you specify.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I run on the cloud or on-premise?

Good question! We've gone through this in more detail in this article.

I don't know which one to choose!

Here's a summary to help you decide.

If you want the least amount of set up: Option 1 - Cloud: Demand If you already have an AWS/ Azure account: Option 2 - Cloud: Host Your Own If your company already has load generators or a data centre: Option 3 - On-Premise

How much does each option cost?

You can check out the pricing for our plans on our Pricing page and our pricing help articles.

Flood Agent (on-premise testing) is currently available for free for anyone with a Flood subscription.