The 2012 Summer Games web site was one of the most visited sites on the planet during the three-week games, providing coverage for every event, sport and venue live, pages of every athlete, sport, venue and country with detailed access to real-time updated data, statistics and news. Advertisers leveraged this web site to get their brand visible to millions of customers. (more…)
With just a month to go before the 2007 holiday season, Activision used CloudTest® to ensure its web site would be ready to launch the newest edition of its best selling game, “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.” Activision continues to use CloudTest help to optimize its web site performance.
Boylesports, the Ireland independent bookmaker, was gearing up for a busy weekend. The NFL Super Bowl and high-profile Premier League matches were occurring on the very same day and online betting would be at peak levels. With CloudTest, Boylesports tested well beyond its anticipated peak user levels enabling the web site to perform perfectly on the big day.
Chester Zoo is one of the world’s top zoos, is seen as the UK’s number one wildlife attraction, and is a leading conservation charity. The zoo turned to SOASTA to leverage the CloudTest on Demand platform to help manage seasonal spikes and underpin its online growth strategy.
The Kentucky Derby may only last a couple of minutes, but the stress on kentuckyderby.com lasts much longer than that. How does Churchill Downs prepare for the onslaught of horse racing fans? CloudTest On-Demand.
Gawker Media turned to SOASTA to utilize mPulse, SOASTA’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution, to provide real user insights for their platform, Kinja. Gawker Media’s 100 million monthly unique readers rely on the Kinja platform and the brands it supports. mPulse is used to measure how real users interact with their various web properties to ensure Gawker readers have a fast, reliable web experience, every time.
This major media outlet, which runs a number of newspapers, television stations and web sites primarily in the Southeastern US, launched a new CMS used by all of its web properties. In the deadline-driven news world, the company needed to make sure the platform performed well at peak times so as to not impact their readers. Media General accomplished this using CloudTest.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used CloudTest On-Demand to pre-stress the NASA web site to be sure it could handle up to 100 million web site visitors prior to the landing of the Curiosity Rover when it landed on Mars. (more…)
Streaming video is coming to more devices than ever before, from smart phones to gaming systems. SOASTA helped Netflix address not only its bandwidth challenge, its the complexities of authenticating users without adversely affecting the user experience.
Newsday, a New York newspaper publisher with a large online following, needed to test up to 3,000 VUs for its online customer subscription application and did not have the pre-requisite licenses from its current vendor. Several rounds of testing with CloudTest improved the performance of the application, resulting in the confidence that the web site could scale to meet expected demand.
Newsweek’s value-added services include quizzes and polls about topics ranging from President Obama to lifestyle. Newsweek engaged SOASTA to test such interactive applications so they’d remain engaging to the user. CloudTest has also been used to test auto-scaling of the applications on the web site.
While we can’t use its name, this is a particularly interesting customer. Mobile apps, particularly those that offer a rich user experience, are driving more users to web sites than ever before. This customer released one of the first and most popular iPad apps and used CloudTest to ensure it could scale.
SNL is a provider of breaking news, financial data and expert analysis on the business sectors critical to the global economy. The company was in the midst of relaunching its platform and came to SOASTA to perform baseline testing on both versions to make sure V 2.0 performed as well as its predecessor.
When a high traffic web site such as Yahoo! links to a story on its site, the huge spike in traffic could potentially bring the site down. The St. Petersburg Times uses CloudTest to be sure it can hold up under the additional load.
Launching a new web site can be a stressful time, particularly when you have high expectations for traffic. For TheStreet.com, using CloudTest, knowing the precise level at which it would encounter slowed response times and why, along with identifying appropriate caching schemes, helped it launch the site with confidence.
The team initially engaged with Newsweek on testing. Impressed with the results and the responsiveness provided by SOASTA, they began using CloudTest for their own projects, eventually investing in a block of hours to be used throughout the company. They continue to use the pooled hours for testing throughout the organization.
This worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software utilized SOASTA CloudTest prior to the launch of a UFC Community web site. Its goal was to quickly identify bottlenecks and ensure confidence with performance under high capacity traffic. THQ appreciated the flexibility and monitoring capabilities to identify issues and ensure performance of the web property.
Over the course of testing you learn what actions will lead to better performance, assuming you use CloudTest. For VentureBeat, hardware and caching changes helped it achieve its goal of handling the maximum amount of traffic that its incoming bandwidth could support.