network throughput and latency monitoring on cloud server
February 23, 2012 3:23 AM Subscribe
I would like some advice. I would like to send test data at intervals from a client to a cloud server and measure the time taken for it to arrive at the server. At the same time, pinging the cloud server at intervals and measuring the roundtrip latency.
Getting roundtrip ping is straightforward but I am unclear how I could get the measurement of how long it takes for the data sent by the client to be received at the server?
Would there have to be something running on the server or could a tool running on a client tell this?
I would be grateful for any suggestions as to how this may be achieved in not too technical terms.
Are there any network monitoring tools that would be suitable for this task? The ability to graph the data would be important. Free is good but I would be prepared to pay something if needed as ease of use is important.