The only way to scale to simulate one million concert virtual users was to test in the cloud.

Challenge

  • Myspace launched a new music video service in New Zealand that included streaming video, favorite lists and search
  • Anticipating a huge increase in server load, Myspace asked SOASTA to supplement existing live traffic with virtual users to understand the capacity of the new video offering

Solution

  • CloudTest

Result

  • Simulated 1 million concurrent virtual users watching, searching and playing music videos
  • Deployed 800 Amazon EC2 instances in less than 20 minutes
  • Generated more than 77,000 hits per second
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Alex Maghen CTO Myspace

"We could never have performed a test of this size using traditional load testing methods."

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