SOASTA Extends Its Global Test Cloud Platform

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Leverages Partnerships for the Most Scalable, On-Demand Web Performance Testing Platform

Since we first announced the Global Test Cloud in 2009 we've been working hard to improve both the ease of use and reach of the platform

SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, today announced additional points of presence for its Global Test Cloud, extending the reach of its platform for load and performance testing Web applications and consumer-facing websites. This expansion adds locations in China, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Eastern Europe as well as new locations within the United States, enabling companies of all sizes to simulate real-world traffic and conditions by leveraging the elasticity and power of Cloud Computing. The Global Test Cloud will be further expanded to Japan, Brazil and the Middle East within the next few months.

This platform enables cross-cloud testing from today’s leading cloud providers such as Amazon EC2, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, GoGrid, CA/3Tera AppLogic, RadixCloud, Enomaly, as well as several private cloud sources delivering the most comprehensive and affordable global testing solution available.

The CloudTest Grid, the only fully automated, cross-cloud provisioning capability, purpose-built for Performance Management, powers the SOASTA Global Test Cloud. The CloudTest Grid continues SOASTA's success in reducing the cost, complexity and time to results for performance testing websites and applications, by allowing performance engineers to deploy hundreds, or even thousands of load servers around the globe in a matter of minutes.

For many of SOASTA’s customers, the emulation of real world Web conditions from different geographies, different time zones, and at different levels of scale, has become increasingly important. Accurately measuring response time from various locations and balancing the load when using content data networks, such as Akamai or Amazon’s CloudFront, requires the generation of load to match, and often exceed, the expected activity on the site. Simulating real world traffic at scale ultimately builds confidence in performance.

In addition to testing geographical breadth and scale, some applications require load to be generated from specific locales. For example, IP-restricted, dynamic, streaming content that, by law, is only available to users within a particular country or region must be tested from within that region. As a result, to properly test those applications the simulated end user traffic must originate in that locale. The increasing reach of the SOASTA Global Test Cloud makes it possible for our customers around the globe to successfully test these sites.

“Since we first announced the Global Test Cloud in 2009 we’ve been working hard to improve both the ease of use and reach of the platform,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. “We recognized early on that by leveraging the Cloud we could provide the most accurate representation of real world Web conditions. Today, by working with our partners to take advantage of the accessibility and affordability of the cloud, and by using products like the CloudTest Grid, SOASTA’s customers can run tests that were simply impossible in the past.”

Whether due to IP restrictions, matching the load to expected traffic sources, testing infrastructure that is only used when traffic comes from a specific location or simply measuring and comparing results from different geographies, customers such as Netflix, P&G, McAfee, Schlumberger and more are taking advantage of SOASTA’s Global Test Cloud Platform.


SOASTA’s mission is to ensure that today’s websites and applications are highly reliable and scalable. The company’s product, SOASTA CloudTest®, delivers performance intelligence by capturing data about all the elements that impact a website and immediately turning it into actionable information. Leveraging a unique, real-time analytic engine built exclusively for testing web and mobile applications, SOASTA CloudTest enables quality assurance and development teams to test and monitor their websites under both typical and extreme traffic conditions, at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest is available on-demand or as an appliance. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

©SOASTA, Inc. 2010. SOASTA, SOASTA CloudTest, and SOASTA CloudTest On-Demand, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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