WAPT Pro: Distributed Load Testing solution

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SoftLogica Inc announces WAPT Pro 1.0, a new tool for load, stress and performance testing of web sites, web servers and applications with web interface.

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SoftLogica Inc announces WAPT Pro 1.0, a new tool for load, stress and performance testing of web sites, web servers and applications with web interface.

The company has been on the market for several years with its load testing solution appreciated by thousands customers for a perfect combination of ease of use and efficiency. Running on a regular workstation, WAPT could emulate up to 2000 concurrent web site users. What is even more important, a number of special techniques made that simulation very realistic even for complex web sites with essentially dynamic content. As a result, using WAPT in the quality assurance process became a reliable guarantee that a web site would not experience any performance problems in production.

Nowadays the number people using web for their everyday activities is continuing to grow resulting in a higher load volume for a typical web site. This load is not constant throughout site lifetime. A successful marketing campaign can bring a wave of users that is ten times bigger than the average site load. At the same time services offered through the Internet are becoming more and more complex. They require more complex methods to test them. In many cases it is simply impossible to perform load testing of a modern web site with help of a single workstation or server even equipped with the best testing solution.

That is where WAPT Pro serves as a good replacement for its predecessor. It still looks like an easy to use application with a convenient GUI and other well-known features of WAPT. A test engineer can go through all the familiar steps to design and adjust the test. But everything changes when we look at how the test is executed. Instead of initiating multiple network connections to the tested web server right from your workstation, it connects to several different computers running special services called Load Agents. Those agents will actually produce the required load to the web site.

The point is that you can use as many load agents as needed for your test. So, the capability of such scalable testing environment in terms of test volume is almost unlimited. However you do not need to know in advance the number of agents required for testing. You can try to run same test with any number of agents and the system will balance the work between them automatically. However if you try to create an excessive load, the system will produce a warning message to notify you that current configuration is not sufficient to achieve the specified volume. In this case you can extend the system by adding more servers running load agents.

The benefits of the distributed configuration do not end there. In the past you always had to perform testing from your local network. Now you can install load agents on any computers accessible over the Internet. For example, you can run them on a high performance servers hosted remotely. Actually they can be scattered all around the world and you can easily switch between different agents right from your workstation. This way you can repeat same test from a completely different location still sitting by your laptop. That is another very helpful feature for QA professionals who often need to test web servers located at their client offices remotely.

Even though the test is performed by many different computers, you do not need to manually compile test results obtained from each agent. This is done automatically, so you get one comprehensive test report and a number of charts that include all the data obtained during the test. If you need to track down any specific issue, you can enable logging and browse log files to get detailed information on every single web page requested by any agent. Again, you can do that from your workstation, because WAPT Pro will gather all the information from all agents automatically.

In addition to all the benefits of distributed remote testing WAPT Pro has one more superior feature that can be useful to those who needs very accurate results on server performance, or who uses testing to optimize the performance of software and databases. WAPT Pro can monitor various parameters of the web server performance during the test. This way you can see how your web application responds to the increasing load in terms of CPU, RAM or network usage. You can also measure various parameters of the database performance. The obtained data is included in the test results along with other parameters.

Web Site: http://www.loadtestingtool.com/pro.shtml.
Program Interface: http://www.loadtestingtool.com/waptpro-screenshot.jpg.

Pricing and Availability:
WAPT Pro is designed for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Win7. The 30-day trial version with full set of features limited to 20 concurrent virtual users and 2 load agents can be downloaded at http://www.loadtestingtool.com/waptpro.exe.

The product is priced at $700 (USD) per license. Standard license comes with 2 load agents. Additional load agent licenses can be purchased for $200 per agent. Volume discounts are available. Free technical support is provided by e-mail and by phone.

Publisher & Editorial Information:
IT reviewers are encouraged to use this press release and any other related materials. We will be pleased to grant you a free registration key. If you do not consider electronically distributed software, please e-mail us with the details of your postal address and we will send you a jewel case. Cover media editors are authorized to include the 30-day trial version of WAPT Pro 1.0 in their CD/DVD-ROMs.

This press release is available online at http://www.loadtestingtool.com/press-release-waptpro10-en.html

Interface Screenshot, Boxshot and Company Logo images in printable quality (TIFF, CMYK, 300 dpi):
http://www.loadtestingtool.com/waptpro-artwork.zip (2.27Mb)
http://www.softlogica.com/softlogica-logo.zip (52kb)

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