The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

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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With so many global users flocking to the Internet for web services these days, SaaS-based vendors are beginning to realize that if their sites don’t perform well,  they will have missed a huge customer acquisition opportunity. Given that the Internet is largely a self-service business, you may question just what  “good service” is to a […]

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Recently, I read a blog that suggested that there were now only three players in cloud computing. They were listed as Platform vendors (PaaS), Infrastructure Vendors (IaaS), and Software Vendors (SaaS). It seemed logical to me, until I began to think that what do not want, is having to buy three services to do one […]

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