PushToTest Delivers Cloud Testing with TestMaker 5.3

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New Software Reduces Testing Costs, Delivers New Levels of Testing

is being driven by the ease and speed with which users can adopt these offerings, as well as the cloud model's economic benefits (for users and suppliers alike)--which will have even greater resonance in the current economic crisis.

PushToTest(tm), the open source application performance management and test automation solutions company, today released TestMaker 5.3 for immediate download. PushToTest designed TestMaker 5.3 to deliver ground-breaking and market leading new features for Open Source Testing (OST) in Cloud Testing, Rich Internet Application (RIA) Testing using Ajax, Flex, Flash, and Root Cause Analysis using Glassbox.

"TestMaker 5.3's Cloud Testing features deliver ground-breaking test operation cost reductions by moving tests onto inexpensive, pay-as-you-go test equipment that scales up to millions of virtual simulated load test users on demand," said Frank Cohen, CEO and Founder at PushToTest. "TestMaker does all the work in a cloud environment for you, including handling initiation and termination of test injectors (TestNodes) in the cloud automatically."

According to the IDC report on Cloud Computing technology (October 2008) customer spending on IT cloud services (business applications, application development/deployment, system infrastructure software, storage and servers) will grow almost threefold by 2012, to $42 billion. The IDC Exchange note reports growth "is being driven by the ease and speed with which users can adopt these offerings, as well as the cloud model's economic benefits (for users and suppliers alike)--which will have even greater resonance in the current economic crisis."

PushToTest commercial customers already realize cost savings and test automation agility. "At Tribal DDB we have cost-conscious clients who demand performance and have high thresholds. You could not call any average load testing company and pull that off. It became cost-prohibitive to our clients," said Alan Rodriguez, Director of Data Center Operations and Testing at Tribal DDB. "PushToTest is capable of going to very high transaction levels at low price rates. We are not covering the capital expenditure of server infrastructure. Unless someone is using a cloud platform, you can't come close to the same transaction level and cost as we did with PushToTest."

When Mr. Cohen was asked about their new OnDemand features, he stated, "Organizations pay a low annual fee to bring TestMaker into their environment. PushToTest Global Services experts build the first test and then train the technical team on how to build their own tests. The organization only pays for the testing they actually do." Cohen announced immediate TestMaker support for popular cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services (EC2,) GoGrid, and Collab.net Lab Manager (Cubit.)

PushToTest offers TestMaker in two editions: TestMaker Community and TestMaker Enterprise. Support, training, and services are included with TestMaker Enterprise. Both TestMaker Community and TestMaker Enterprise are available for free download. Both are fully functional and run load tests up to 200 virtual users and 10 service monitors. Users interested in larger tests should contact PushToTest Sales at sales(at)pushtotest(dot)com for a license. PushToTest freely distributes TestMaker source code under a GPL license. Free community support is available at PushToTest Web Site.

About PushToTest

PushToTest is a commercial open source test automation and application performance management solutions company. Our expertise is put to work for medium and large organizations needing to understand and solve scalability and performance problems in complex information systems, especially Web environments. PushToTest publishes the popular TestMaker software platform for Web application, Rich Internet Application (RIA, using Ajax, Flex, Flash,) Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) Web service, and Business Process Management (BPM) testing.

PushToTest and TestMaker are trademarks of the PushToTest company.

For additional information contact Anne Herreria at (408) 858-4749, California, USA.

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