Industry News Desk
QTRAX Leverages Cloud Computing
SOASTA CloudTest Lab Enables QTRAX to Load Test 100,000 Virtual Users
Aug. 28, 2008 09:28 AM
SOASTA and QTRAX announced a breakthrough in the load testing of web applications in the Cloud. SOASTA CloudTest Lab, running in Amazon EC2, simulated 100,000 virtual users against QTRAX's soon to be launched digital music service. The test required approximately 100 test servers that were located in SOASTA CloudTest Lab. SOASTA CloudTest Lab produced a complete set of performance analytics that provided QTRAX with metrics on how their web application responded under heavy load -- allowing them to optimize their application configuration far in advance of their public launch.
SOASTA CloudTest Lab, with access to over 1,000 test servers available on demand, enables companies of all sizes to simulate high volumes of web traffic to test web site performance.
"We anticipate our service to be extremely popular with traffic and music content from around the world. We needed an affordable testing solution to make sure we deliver according to our own and our future customers' expectations," said Christopher Roe, CTO, QTRAX. "SOASTA helped us to check and quantify the performance of our service so we can ensure a successful user experience no matter how heavy the traffic."
SOASTA CloudTest provides engineers with a 24x7x365 virtual test lab at their fingertips. The combination of scalable hardware architecture with leading edge web testing technology enables the testing of every layer of a web application or service. It delivers immediate value, scales seamlessly up or down with testing needs, and does not require investment in a cost prohibitive testing infrastructure. SOASTA CloudTest natively supports every testing type including Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/AJAX.
"We are enabling a new way of testing with the combination of our SOASTA CloudTest solution and the virtual computing resources of cloud computing," said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. "A load test of this scale has never been done so quickly and affordably. As businesses continue to use the web as their main sales channel, cloud computing's on-demand, scalable infrastructure is key in the way we develop, deploy and manage web applications."