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Alexandre Dumas’s classic portrayal of a young man seeking to join the elite guard of his day seems an unlikely source of inspiration for a blog post about digital performance management, but there’s something about groups of three — each balancing the others’ strengths and weaknesses ...
I know of several large financial institutions that do all of their performance testing inside the firewall, and thus they own all of their own infrastructure, including dedicated servers that are used solely for load generation. With some of the large load generation requirements (whi...
We live in a time when seconds - even milliseconds - can have a dramatic economic impact on your company's future. With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the fut...
SOASTA on Tuesday announced the company has expanded its award-winning mobile functional test automation solution, TouchTest, to include local test labs of Apple iOS and Google Android smart phones and tablets. The TouchTest Private Device Cloud is a simple to manage, affordable intern...
SOASTA has announced that it has been named the official web and mobile testing partner for the Sochi Winter Olympics, signing a 10-year contract to assure quality web and mobile user experiences for the 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2024 Olympic Games. SOASTA was first approached by the Olymp...
It’s been a great 2013. Out of the global $1.2 trillion dollars’ worth of business conducted online in 2013 across the globe, SOASTA is trusted with protecting 10% of that figure – or $150 billion. Based on the hundreds of brands SOASTA worked with this year and listened to the challen...
"The entire market knew for a long time that to test a site at scale required a lot of hardware. SOASTA was founded a little before the cloud and when the cloud came that was the pivot point as that was exactly what the load testing market had been waiting for," explained Brad Johnson,...
SOASTA’s five-year journey began at the very first Cloud Expo back in 2008 when they launched an enterprise cloud service called CloudTest. CloudTest quickly became one of Cloud Computing's "Killer Apps" by helping the world’s largest consumer brands to test and deliver quality online ...
"This round of funding will accelerate our current expansion around the globe," said SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos this morning, as he announced the closure of $30 million in a so-called "growth-stage investment" to help SOASTA extend its leadership position in the rapidly evolving and high-...
Rackspace on Monday launched new cloud capabilities featuring the world’s first large-scale, production ready next generation cloud, powered by OpenStack and backed by Fanatical Support. Built on OpenStack, the next generation cloud incorporates a robust portfolio of cloud solutions su...
Cloud-based web and mobile app-testing start-up SOASTA has gotten another $12 million in funding. The round was led by the Entrepreneurs’ Fund, with participation from prior investors Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. The money is earmarked for accele...
Armada and SOASTA announced on Thursday that they have teamed up to validate that cloud environments built by Armada can meet demanding SLAs for business-critical applications. Armada and SOASTA are working together to certify that projects meet or exceed the performance demands of cus...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, was named to the International Advisory Board of Cloud Expo. By forming an International Advisory Board, Cloud Expo extends its leadership position as center of gravity for the worldwide move...
SOASTA, a Bronze Sponsor of 5th International Cloud Expo cloud computing conference, upcoming next month in New York (April 19-21, 2010), has been named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the fifty "hottest" VC-backed firms in the US - the only Cloud player among the seventeen IT com...
SOASTA, a provider of cloud testing, has announced the release of the SOASTA Performance Test Methodology for testing web-scale systems to optimize the performance of their online applications. Despite the attention given to the poor performance and reliability of websites in the last ...
“Practice makes perfect” is an adage heard by everyone from budding pianists to ambitious athletes. In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell focuses on exceptional people who don’t fit into our normal definition of achievers. A common theme in explaining the successes of these individual...
In this SYS-CON.TV interview, recorded live in Santa Clara, CA at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Tom Lounibos, CEO at SOASTA Inc., speaks with conference chair Jeremy Geelan.
In this SYS-CON.TV interview, recorded live in Santa Clara, CA at the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Tom Lounibos, CEO at SOASTA, Inc, speaks with conference chair Jeremy Geelan.
"As companies such as MySpace continue to expand the richness of their site, the big thing is trying to seek a higher level of customer experience by replicating "beyond capacity" in a test environment, so that a company can see what it is exactly that they will need when traffic surge...
SOASTA, a provider cloud testing, today announced that performance engineers can now build web application tests in Apache JMeter, the most popular open source load testing tool, and run them in SOASTA's Global Test Cloud. Deploying JMeter tests to the Cloud has been a complex, time-co...
Sometime before 4:30 Wednesday afternoon New York time Cisco and EMC, two companies that are already tight and were expected to get tighter, are supposed to announce a joint venture to sell a cloud or cloud products called vBlock. VMware's involved because virtualization is relatively ...
Have you been asked to look into load-testing your software? Have you or are you about to buy one of these “Testing for Dummies” books to get a kick-start in that domain? This blog explains some of the basic concepts, challenges, terminologies and approaches for load testing software a...
As cloud computing evolves, we are seeing explosive growth in vendor solutions, both in terms of the markets they address and the problems they solve. During this session, Krishna Subramanian will provide a framework to classify the various cloud offerings, and explores how solutions ...
Global Agreement Supports Improved Web Performance and Reliability
“There are risks when consuming the cloud, but solutions are available to mitigate this risk,” noted Kyle Gabhart, SOA Solutions Director for Web Age Solutions, during his general session at the 1st Government IT Conference & Expo held in Washington, D.C. You need to allocate bandwidth...
Tactical Cloud Computing refers to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. At the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo, this discussion panel explored how defense, homeland s...
Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s open source defector, whose imminent departure from the company became widely known when Microsoft set up its own CodePlex open source foundation a few weeks ago, has turned up at five-year-old cloud start-up Sonoa Systems, where he will head product strategy and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOASTA, a leading provider of cloud testing, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The ev...
Supporters include: Akamai, AMD, Aptana, AT&T Corp., Boomi, Cast lron, Cisco, CSC, The Eclipse Foundation, Elastra, EMC, EngineYard, Enomaly, F5, GoGrid, Hyperic, IBM, Juniper, LongJump, North Carolina State University, Nirvanix, Novell, Object Management Group, Open Cloud Consortium (...
For all the discussion about the potential opportunities for the world wide cloud, there have been very few real world examples of applications that can take advantage of this idea. Today, in possibly one of the first true killer applications for multiple global cloud providers, SOASTA...
SOASTA has announced its CloudTest Global Platform for load and performance testing Web applications and networks. The new CloudTest Global Platform enables companies of all sizes to simulate Web traffic and conditions by leveraging the elasticity and power of Cloud Computing. This pla...
SOASTA announced its new alliance with Savvis, providing Savvis customers with an on-demand testing service in the Cloud, and enabling scalable load and performance testing of web applications and services. The new "virtual test lab" will be offered as part of Savvis' new SaaS hosting ...
Betcha IBM is worried that Amazon is gonna wind up owning the cloud. Betcha other companies are worried about that too. Amazon said Wednesday that it has extended EC2, its Elastic Compute Cloud, to Europe. European developers and businesses can now run their EC2 instances in what Amazo...
SOASTA announced the successful close of $6.4 million in Series B funding. New investor, Formative Ventures led the round with continuing participation from previous investors including Canaan Partners and The Entrepreneurs' Fund. The new funding will be used to support product enhance...
Isomorphic Software and SOASTA announced a partnership that will give AJAX developers the ability to conduct in-cloud performance and scalability testing of applications built on the SmartClient AJAX RIA Platform for just a few hundred dollars.
SOASTA announced SOASTA CloudTest Lab. A Web testing solution built on the cloud to enable application testing in the cloud, SOASTA CloudTest Lab allows developers to turn any cloud computing environment into a Virtual Test Lab for load and performance testing of their applications.
SOASTA announced a new, enhanced release of its Web testing application, SOASTA Concerto. SOASTA Concerto now supports Web UI/Ajax testing ensuring Ajax-based Web applications and services meet the reliability and performance demanded by today's Web 2.0 business requirements. With this...