The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Cross-Cloud Testing


The power, elasticity, and affordability of cloud computing offers a very compelling test platform for any company interested in doing some performance testing of their Web applications before they go LIVE. But, generating loads from a cloud vendor is problematic in that all the load is coming from the single location, which means you are […]

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One of the hottest areas for cloud computing these days is the Education marketplace.  The easy access and affordability of cloud computing has every university looking at it as a new deployment vehicle for their student portals.  Cloud service providers, such as Chegg.com, are also emerging.  Chegg.com is an online destination for college students to […]

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For the past ten years so many new software services from Twitter to iTunes have emerged to change our lives. Many that offer an easy-to-use interface and are either free or employ an incredibly reasonable pricing model, which might explain that when these services fail we continue to use them. I can think of no […]

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As Michael Liedtke of Associated Press reported last week, and subsequently now we can also report, that indeed Genentech has migrated its 16,000 employee’s to Google Apps for its email and for some office suite applications. However, the more interesting back story to this article was before they made the decision, Genentech wanted to ensure that Google […]

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Okay, I know I’m biased, but as the rest of the blogging world focuses their attention on the “Cloud Platform Wars”, debating endlessly on which Cloud platform vendor will emerge as the “winner” in the coming years, quietly, several companies (from young start-ups to enterprise class) are leveraging the access, availability and affordability of Cloud […]

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