On-premise test tools, APMs, CEMs and server/network based monitoring solutions may not be giving you a holistic picture of your system's performance; cloud-based continuous testing can.
How does your web application respond to improvements in the underlying hardware? Well, that will depend a lot on your application. Different applications are limited by different factors such as RAM, CPU, bandwidth, disk speed to name a few. In this article, I'll show you an approach to finding out how to test your way to understanding how your application consumes resources.