MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Feb. 8, 2011 — SOASTA, the leader in cloud-based performance testing, today launched CloudTest Pro, a new appliance that delivers the world’s largest platform for testing the performance of Web and mobile applications. With SOASTA CloudTest Pro, testing teams have full control to build, execute and analyze performance tests, with the flexibility to launch tests on a single platform that integrates data center infrastructure and private clouds with external resources including public clouds.
CloudTest Pro represents the first commercial software solution that seamlessly integrates heterogeneous clouds and other resources to create a truly global test platform. Today, SOASTA customers can affordably test even the largest consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale with resources that span enterprise hybrid and private clouds such as those built with technologies from VMware, Eucalyptus Systems and Cloud.com; public clouds including Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Amazon Web Services; and test communities like uTest.
“The massive resources of ‘the cloud’ have changed the game for performance testing, enabling organizations to test their consumer-facing Web and mobile applications fast, affordably, and at scale,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA. “There’s now no excuse for the type of Web site disasters we’ve seen in the past that cost businesses millions in revenues and perhaps more in reputation.
“SOASTA has pioneered cloud testing, and we are thrilled to take it to the next level with CloudTest Pro,” continued Lounibos. “Effective Web site performance testing can reach a massive scale, and it’s important that customers have the freedom to efficiently and securely utilize their own internal infrastructure, as well as public clouds and test communities, to get the resources they need for internal and external performance testing. CloudTest Pro is breaking new ground not just for performance testing, but for the industry, as it helps our customers realize the potential of cloud computing.”
SOASTA CloudTest Pro is designed for businesses with internal testing teams that want full command of their performance testing. It supports continuous testing in the lab and in live production environments, testing from internal and external sources, and real-time resolution of performance issues. CloudTest Pro puts all the benefits of SOASTA’s award-winning on-demand CloudTest technology into the hands of customers, including an unparalleled capacity to quickly and affordably scale to millions of concurrent users. As more and more business is conducted through Web and mobile applications, SOASTA CloudTest products can ensure both business agility and high service quality.
“SOASTA’s new CloudTest Pro enables me to start testing in the lab and then expand to execute tests from across the world using its Global Test Cloud,” said Kevin Haggard, vice president of engineering, Gilt Groupe. ”Testing at scale with SOASTA’s on-demand service for the last seven months has given me confidence that my site can withstand peak demand loads and avoid catastrophic failures. With this new appliance, I can now build, execute and analyze those same tests myself.”
The new SOASTA CloudTest Pro appliance provides:
Test Building: patented visual test creation tools that support dynamic content such as AJAX, HTML5, Flash, mobile, and streaming video;
Test Management: automated, global test cloud provisioning and management;
Real-time Analytics: real-time results aggregation and correlation with an interactive, visualization dashboard that supports multi-dimensional views and drill-down capabilities;
Access to SOASTA’s Global Test Cloud: the largest global network of public and private clouds available for immediate test deployment.
“Vertical-specific cloud applications are a clear direction in enterprise IT, and performance testing is perfectly suited to the cloud model,” said Dan Chu, vice president, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware. “CloudTest Pro puts VMware Virtualized and VMware vCloud®-powered resources on SOASTA’s test platform directly into the hands of users, showcasing the agility and efficiency of hybrid clouds for the enterprise.”
SOASTA CloudTest Pro is available as an appliance under an annual subscription. In addition, SOASTA also offers CloudTest On-Demand, a complete performance testing service, as well as CloudTest Appliance, an all-in-one performance testing appliance for internal testing from a dedicated server.
SOASTA will be demonstrating this new release in a webinar on Thursday, February 10, at 10am Pacific Standard Time. To register, please go to http://tinyurl.com/4glujmo.
For more information about SOASTA CloudTest Pro, visit the SOASTA Web site at www.soasta.com, contact SOASTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-344-8766.
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. The company’s CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical Web applications will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. SOASTA’s customers include many of today’s most successful brands, including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit www.soasta.com.