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Why Two Leaders in Testing Decided To Partner

Affordable, on-demand access to scalable resources from around the world. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It’s the key set of Cloud characteristics, at least at the infrastructure level, that enables SOASTA’s CloudTest to be such a transformative technology for load and performance testing. In addition to the first real-time OLAP engine for performance testing, highlighted by our recent announcement of CloudTest Analytics , and the speed of test creation, the Cloud provides SOASTA a platform that is revolutionizing performance testing.

Affordable, on-demand access to scalable resources from around the world also describes the community developed by uTest to deliver testing services. As a result, it was almost inevitable for the “crowd” to join the “cloud” to provide companies with a full service offering to performance test their websites and web applications. We are very excited about our relationship with uTest and believe the range of services delivered by the two companies reflects these key characteristics.

Affordable: uTest and SOASTA both provide services that are priced by use. You only pay for what you use. The investment in people, hardware, software and training is dramatically reduced vs. traditional approaches for almost any type of testing.

On-demand: Today’s agile development is not really agile without a comparable ability to test. The end result must be a deployable application or website and no one wants their customers or users to be their first line of testing. uTest provides people with specific targeted skills to address Functional QA as well as load testing requirements. SOASTA, unlike traditional approaches, can help customers define, create, execute and analyze tests in as a little as a single day.

Scalable: uTest has over 25,000 testers that can be tapped, ensuring that you can get the right person at the right time….and as many as you need. SOASTA has tested sites for hundreds of thousands, even millions of simulated users because of the scalable nature of the Cloud. We’ve can spin up hundreds of servers in less than 10 minutes, unthinkable scalability in the testing community prior to CloudTest. And with uTest we can now complement simulated users with Live Load testing users to understand the complete end-to-end performance profile.

Worldwide: The ability to leverage resources 24 hours a day can speed up the time to results when testing. In addition, for accurately simulating the impact of traffic on website, not to mention measuring the end user’s performance, SOASTA’s access to clouds around the world combined with uTest Live Load testers provides the best combination of scale and scope.

We’re very happy to be partnered with uTest and continue to provide innovative new approaches for load and performance testing services to our customers.

Tom Lounibos

About the Author

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.