The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Up until now Cloud Platforms have typically been defined as Public, Private, or Hybrid.   These descriptions, of course, are based almost entirely on the accessibility and ownership of the servers and not by the application in which they are being used.  This may all be changing in the coming months, especially for the enterprise market […]

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Whether you’re talking about smartphones or tablets, the sales of mobile devices are skyrocketing. While Apple’s iPad and iPhone and Android dominate the news, and sales, there are a huge number of options. By their very nature they’re connected to the web, and use the Internet for much richer applications than just email and web […]

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Content Delivery Networks (or ‘CDNs’) provide a way to spread the static assets for a web application to different geographies and different networks to improve the performance of a web application.  The performance gains are primarily the result of assets being located closer to the end user and on faster network connections.  As a best […]

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The 2010 Cloud Capacity Surge


SOASTA has held a unique position in the cloud community, allowing us to watch its evolution over the years. As one of only a few enterprise cloud applications, on any given day we may be looking for up to 10,000 cloud servers to simulate millions of virtual consumers for performance testing some of the world’s […]

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Another week goes by and more leading consumer websites crashed and burned, causing losses in both revenue (millions) and, perhaps more importantly, in consumer confidence in ecommerce. This week fail whales were sited swimming in the oceans of one of the world’s largest retailers, a leading children’s toy manufacturer and the industry’s leading online payment […]

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