American Girl experiences significant activity on its web site during the holiday shopping season. The company not only sells dolls and related merchandise, but its site is also a destination for its fans. The company made great use of SOASTA’s performance engineers and used CloudTest On-Demand for external testing to ensure high performance throughout the holidays.
Best Buy, one of the brands working with SOASTA partner Crispin Porter + Bogusky, relied on CloudTest On-Demand to test its web site for 50,000 simultaneous users before promotions with Hintdropper and Carolers.
Bonobos is an etailer of tailored clothing for men such as ties, swimwear and dress pants. It was founded 2007 and is headquartered New York.
Working with big box retailers to fulfill high volumes of online orders, Brightstar needed and then built a powerful fulfillment engine. To be sure its web site could handle the projected volume of orders, the company did its testing with CloudTest.
Chegg’s textbook rental business has earned it a spot on virtually every list of up-and-coming companies. It also creates huge demands at very specific times during the year. Chegg uses CloudTest to be sure its web site will perform during the two peak time periods for textbook rentals.
Cooper Industries relies on SOASTA CloudTest to help it conduct regular, internal testing on a number of web applications and web sites. Cooper takes advantage of the fact that with CloudTest inside its test lab, a testing team can conduct both load/performance tests as well as Functional/Web UI tests.
Over the course of testing a wide range of scenarios with Crayola, SOASTA’s performance engineers were able to identify characteristics that slowed down its web site as well as measure the benefits of partners such as Akamai in offloading resources and increasing performance.
Dillard’s, The US Retailer, uses CloudTest to be sure its web site can withstand the traffic generated by its annual clearance sale. This webinar tells the full story of how Dillard’s and SOASTA partnered to test Dillard.com.
A Crispin Porter +Bogusky customer, Domino’s Pizza wanted to ensure that pizzaturnaround.com could support peak load levels expected on a target date for a major campaign. This test was designed to ensure peak capacity of 2 million unique visits per day, roughly 80,000 visits per hour or 1m500 visits per minute.
In conjunction with a major national TV ad buy, Crispin Porter + Bogusky launched a web site for Gap called Cheer Factory, which allowed visitors to send ‘holiday cheers’ to friends in the form of short videos of cheerleaders performing a cheer. It launched the site and, after experiencing a flood of users, leveraged CloudTest to improve the web site’s performance.
Gilt Groupe is in the business of selling men’s, women’s and children’s high fashion designer labels at deep discounts using e-commerce “flash sales”. Using SOASTA CloudTest, the retailer could accurately replicate the stress put on the web site infrastructure with steadily increasing volume, as well as the dramatic spikes occurring with flash sales.View case study.
Hallmark uses CloudTest year-round to performance test its web site. To prepare for spikes associated with e-card holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, it takes those same tests to the cloud to test externally and at scale.
In partnership with Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Cuervo launched a Facebook app to correspond with a live music event on Justin.TV. CP+B called on SOASTA to test the application, which allowed visitors to vote on a performance, prior to the live event.
LeapFrog is a designer, developer and marketer of technology-based educational products. SOASTA’s testing at the company focused on identifying bottlenecks in the LeapFrog infrastructure. The scenarios simulated page views with slow ramp times and the virtual users were ramped up to identify the point at which the infrastructure became saturated.
When providing services to the retail industry, companies such as M-Dot Networks, which does real-time redemption of digitial coupons, must make their customers (the retailers) confident that the solution can scale and not negatively impact the shopping experience. M-Dot needed a solution that could test an environment hosted entirely in the cloud through Amazon Web Services. SOASTA certified that the M-Dot system could maintain a response time less than 100ms with 10,000 concurrent lanes of traffic over a 9-hour period.
Mattel used CloudTest to test the scalability on some of its highest-volume websites, including Fisher Price and Barbie.
Old Navy tested a micro-site developed by CP+B where visitors log on and received coupons for large discounts on a weekly basis. It used CloudTest to eliminate performance issues that were occurring every week when the new coupon dropped.
Parago provides rewards-based incentive solutions. It developed and launched web sites for the US government’s Appliance Rebate Program. As the deployment expanded to additional states and the application changed, Parago need to be sure the sites could handle the growth.
From Pampers diapers to Head & Shoulders shampoo, P&G has some of the most recognizable brands in the world. P&G’s heavy reliance on promotion led them to performance test its web sites using SOASTA CloudTest.
When Thompson and Company moved its e-commerce platform to a new host, it needed to make sure the site performed better in the new environment. CloudTest gave it the actionable information necessary to make the switch with confidence.
SOASTA helped this online beauty supply company gain the confidence it needed when upgrading its production infrastructure. Hosted and managed by SOASTA partner Rackspace, this service was delivered as part of its initiative to add value for its key customers.