Introducing a product on CBS’s 60 Minutes and then putting a countdown clock on your web site that says you’re going live three days later is inviting a huge spike in traffic. That’s exactly what Bloom Energy did using CloudTest to gain the confidence its web site could handle it.
CA Technologies uses CloudTest to optimize the performance and delivery of its SaaS solutions, which range from infrastructure management to project and portfolio management offerings.
The global networking company’s Flip video division wanted to performance test the capability of a new enterprise data center at a target bandwidth for a specified duration. Testing was a success and the team found three critical issues that would have otherwise gone undetected and caused problems during the product launch.
Day Software’s success can be attributed to its Content Management System. And as its software is customized, its opportunity to impact performance grows. Using CloudTest, Day is able to establish a performance baseline and provide its customers with a way to test their implementations.
As part of the Azure Certification Program, SOASTA tested to 10,000 simultaneous users and certified GreenButton’s plugin for Autodesk Maya in the “World-Class” range for sub-second performance of this 3D graphics rendering engine, setting the standard for future plugins as well as compute-and-data-intensive cloud computing applications.
Before launching its new online store and e-commerce platform, Lenovo needed to be certain its new offering would be resilient and scalable enough to withstand huge volumes of online visitors, not to mention multiple and simultaneous application downloads. IBM’s Global Business Services, using SOASTA’s CloudTest, was able to conduct realistic performance testing within a compressed testing schedule.
SAP, a public proponent of cloud computing for product testing, uses CloudTest to regularly validate the production scalability and performance of SAP technologies and platforms.
SuccessFactors uses CloudTest to deliver world-class performance for its cloud-based business execution software to millions of users around the world.
SOASTA has taken performance testing to the cloud … and now Symantec has taken anti-virus applications to the cloud. But how to test them? CloudTest is used to ramp users at Symantec and this identified the relationship between users and send rates, yielding a large number of errors that Symantec was able to address before going live.
eCards have become a common alternative to snail mail cards and their use grows each year. Tarsin provides a way for well-wishers to send cards from their mobile phones. Working with SOASTA, Tarsin used CloudTest to make sure it could deliver on major holidays such as Valentine’s Day.
Using a slow ramp with real-world delays, Vovici, a provider of online survey management, was able to handle its initial traffic goals without a problem. When hit with a spike test, it discovered where the likely sources of stress were and gained insight into how long it would take to recover. Knowledge is power!
The Office.com team needed to better understand the effects of a geographically dispersed user base. When testing from within a lab, they could not realistically measure how server throughput was affected by distance-related delays.
Using CloudTest on the Windows Azure platform, the Office.com team could drive simulated traffic from worldwide servers. After the tests, which included simulating 10,000 concurrent virtual users and domestic network latency, the Office.com team is more confident than ever before about its domestic scaling capabilities.