Understanding Virtual User Hour Licensing Model for NeoLoad Cloud
In this article, we are going to learn about virtual user hour licensing model for NeoLoad cloud testing. NeoLoad is a load/performance testing tool similar to other industry standard tools like HPE LoadRunner, JMeter etc. The latest stable version of NeoLoad is 5.2. It supports the latest web and mobile technologies. Also, it has privilege of leveraging your cloud or in-house infrastructure to fulfill your testing needs.
For developers and testers who are running smaller tests with 50 virtual users, NeoLoad is free with unlimited number of tests with all the protocols. But you need to pay for the usage of cloud environment.
Other paid plans are Standard, Professional, Enterprise, and VUH. You can refer NeoLoad page for more details. You need to contact NeoLoad for the pricing.
What is Virtual User Hour?
Virtual Users Hours is a flexible plan where you need to purchase the credits as per your need. In this plan, you get unlimited number of virtual users, unlimited number of tests with all the protocols and network virtualization.
The price will be based as per your usage. But you will not get on-premise cloud generation. You need buy packs of Virtual Users Hours. Then, you can use it in the Neotys Cloud Platform.
1 VUH = 1 Virtual User + Cloud Load Generator for 1 Hour
If you want to run your tests with 1000 virtual users concurrency for 4 hours, then you need to purchase 1000 * 4 = 4000 VUHs. Protocols, Network Virtualization, Monitoring, CI plugins are included at no additional price.
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