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SOASTA2015 — Performance is Everything

Last week we hosted SOASTA2015, a unique technology conference that brings together our employees, customers, partners, and industry luminaries every year to discuss the state of the market and share our plans for the coming year. The theme for this year’s event and our new mantra for the company is: Performance is Everything. It’s a statement that reflects how our customers think about their online businesses, as well as what motivates SOASTA to build world-class performance solutions.

We were driven by this idea from the beginning as we explored ways to leverage our years of experience in real-time analytics along with emerging cloud infrastructure services. With this foundation we developed and delivered CloudTest, the world’s largest and most comprehensive load and performance testing platform. We then invented TouchTest, an entirely new way to automate testing for mobile applications to guarantee new levels of quality and reliability. Two years ago, the drive to optimize performance for our customers took us to the end user with mPulse, the only true way to understand the impact of real user experiences on a digital business. All of these products share a common goal: make performance measurement and optimization intuitive and accessible so our customers can deliver continuously great performance for their users.

In 2015, we will push ourselves even harder to meet that goal. Last week we announced the integration of CloudTest and mPulse, which provides a highly visual way to see global performance AND real-time user impact during a load test and in production. This integration provides the fastest way possible to understand where to make improvements that optimize performance for users, revenue, and brand protection. We also announced the SOASTA Data Science Workbench, a query and analysis tool that lets our customers mine their current and historical user performance data (every click, every action) to spot important trends and gain powerful new business and performance insights.

Taken together, these products make up the most comprehensive platform for planning, measuring and optimizing digital performance. They have become essential for any digital business owner who wants to compete and win in today’s online world. And, I am proud to say they are only from SOASTA.

What does performance mean to you?

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Tom Lounibos

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Tom Lounibos

As CEO of SOASTA, Tom brings more than 30 years of experience building early stage software companies, leading two companies to successful IPOs. Tom is a regular speaker at both cloud and testing events, and has become a leading advocate in using the cloud to empower individuals and accelerate changes in how applications are built, tested and deployed. Most recently, Tom served as President and CEO of Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, he was CEO of Dorado Corp., a financial services software provider. Previous to Dorado, he was EVP of Sagent Technology through its 1999 IPO, entrepreneur-in-residence at Crosspoint Venture Partners, and held executive positions at Digitalk Corp., Knowledgeware (KWI) and Encore Financial Services. Tom also serves on several boards in the Silicon Valley.