The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

I’m very excited to announce the new SOASTA Performance Certification Program designed to enable companies deploying software in the Cloud, at hosted data centers, or behind corporate firewalls to certify that their websites have been tested and have met or exceeded industry benchmarks for performance at peak levels of user traffic.  For the past ten […]

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Yesterday, several news and social networking web sites experienced significant performance melt downs on the rumor and final validation of Michael Jackson’s unexpected death. As millions of MJ’s fans flocked to sites like Twitter, Facebook, CNN, and the LA Times looking for verification, the load exceeded the capacity of these sites and caused each to […]

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My company SOASTA has provisioned over 30,000 cloud servers in the past year, using four different cloud platforms in doing so. Enterprise customers such as Intuit, Hallmark & Proctor & Gamble use our cloud testing service to load and performance test their web sites. While I will not claim to be the largest cloud computing […]

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It appears that we are at the very early stage of what may become the largest redistribution of computing power since the late 80’s when we move from mainframe computers to desktops and servers. This triggered one of the biggest expansions in new jobs in the short history of the technology sector. Today, we once […]

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