From the Wires
Apica Unveils Load Testing Portal for Cloud, Mobile, and Enterprise Testing
By: Business Wire
Dec. 17, 2012 10:56 AM
Apica, a leading load testing and performance monitoring provider, has introduced ApicaLoadTest.com, a powerful new load testing portal that brings together the tools, premium load generation testing networks, and professional experts to initiate on-demand cloud, mobile, and enterprise load tests for up to 2 million concurrent users. The new SaaS testing platform, powered by Apica ProxySniffer, enables developers and IT professionals to plan, execute, and analyze load tests of any size to measure exactly how many users an application can handle before response times degrade or systems crash.
The Apica LoadTest platform offers testing options with flexible pricing and licensing to meet every user’s needs, from single projects to ongoing large-scale testing initiatives. Load tests can be conducted locally behind a firewall, from AWS data centers, or from Apica’s premium testing network of over 50 worldwide virtual and physical locations.
Four testing options are available within the portal, including:
“As applications become increasingly complex, the need for on-demand load testing is at an all-time high,” said Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica. “We have created a flexible load testing portal to meet the needs of developers and businesses that want to test applications but don’t have their own platform or network to do so. We are opening up access to our tools, services, and global network of test center locations so users can test their application performance from selected physical and cloud locations around the world. Accurately controlling and monitoring the effects of a load test over time leads to application performance improvements.”
Apica LoadTest is part of the Apica WebExcellence Suite of managed services and SaaS tools for performance monitoring and testing. It is cloud-based so no hardware or software is needed to conduct the load tests. Test results are stored in the portal and can be easily accessed throughout the entire API. Through integration with AppDynamics’ real-time application performance monitoring users are also able to drill down to the code level to better understand the factors that impact testing results and isolate problems before they can affect overall performance.
Apica ProxySniffer is available as a free download for 20 virtual-user load tests of up to 10 minutes per test. Apica is also offering one-week evaluations of its internal testing option for 5,000 virtual users and pure cloud testing option for 20,000 virtual users. For more information or to sign up for an evaluation, please visit http://www.apicaloadtest.com/.
Apica provides the most effective technology for optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. Apica offers companies and developers alike easy-to-use, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. For more information about how Apica is providing the highest standard for cloud and mobile application performance management, visit http://www.apicasystem.com.
Apica LoadTest Portal: http://www.apicaloadtest.com/
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