The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

What would be a considered an enterprise cloud application anyway?  I heard someone suggest recently that the only enterprise applications that will move to the Cloud will be email. Really?   Clearly enterprises are just as concerned about Op EX cost these days as everyone else is, so a lower cost, highly scalable, deployment option […]

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There has been a lot of  discussion recently about cloud adoption. Will the enterprise ever move to the Cloud? Will the Federal government move toward the Cloud to reduce spending? Is the Cloud ready for “prime time” in regards to security, interoperability, and control? These are all great topics and areas that do require our […]

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For the past several months we (SOASTA) have been performing global load and performance tests by leveraging multiple cloud platforms (cross-cloud testing) to generate and simulate Web traffic originating from around the world. Up until last November we had been limited to using Amazon’s New Jersey locations. Now we have access to and can generate […]

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The “Super Bowl” in the e-card business every year is Valentine’s Day. Each year, millions of Americans go online to send their loved ones an ecard.  What makes this holiday so different from other holidays (i.e. Christmas) is the density of the load. Sending a Valentine’s Day card on any other day other than the […]

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QTRAX is a very exciting new Web site that enables users to download songs for FREE. They announced today that they have significantly expanded the number of songs/artists that are now available to their 300,000 registered users. The number of users is certain to grow in the coming months as word gets out about QTRAX. […]

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This appears to be a classic case of a once great company now well past its prime, and unfortunately like all great ex-athletes, sadly unaware that they are. In a recent article in eWeek, an HP executive was quoted as saying, “Cloud computing is still an unclear concept”. Good to see such a visionary view […]

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