Ok, I have my server built on ec2. My stack is Nginx as a load balancer, supervisord for managing processes for node.js i.e. one process for each cpu, and redis, master and slave on separate boxes. I have stress tested by testing failover and taking services offline. Using apache AB, on the server I can get up to 6500 QPS.
Now, I need to load test remotely. What are the best open source tools to accomplish this or even the most cost effective SaaS method to do this. I do expect 6500 QPS per server in production and need to extend the isolation of apache AB to remote testing. E.g. I will have servers in singapore and I need to test 6500 QPS from Japan and the effect of latency. I am aware of apache Jmeter but looking for a best practice solution.