A new 'cloud' platform to reduce the test time for software projects for large systems. The ElasTest Project offers an "open source" platform for carrying out tests "end-to-end" in a rapid and reliable manner, thereby increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the software testing process and the quality of the system that is being tested. The ElasTest platform will supply capacity for carrying out advanced tests which will help to increase the scalability, robustness, security and quality of experience of currently distributed systems. In short, it will allow any development team to create faster software with fewer defects. The new cloud platform will furthermore create a community of users and contributors around it who can contribute to the task of transforming ElasTest into a worldwide reference standard in the field of systems testing in the cloud. The ElasTest Consortium is managed by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and includes among its members the Technische Universität Berlin, the Centro Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FOKUS. It also enjoys the participation of different institutions from industry such as Atos Spain, IBM, IMDEA Software Institute, NAEVATEC and RELATIONAL SA.