SOASTA Inks Deal with IBM Global Business Services to Resell CloudTest

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IBM GBS Offering SOASTA CloudTest for Fast, Scalable Performance Testing of Web and Mobile Applications

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Through this important collaboration, IBM customers across the globe can now easily use SOASTA’s award-winning CloudTest Platform to ensure the performance and reliability of their business-critical websites and mobile applications.

SOASTA, the leader in cloud-based performance testing, today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with IBM under which IBM Global Business Services (GBS) will resell the SOASTA CloudTest Platform as part of its Integrated Development and Test Environment. IBM GBS, the world's largest business and technology services provider, is now offering SOASTA CloudTest, an integrated platform that leverages cloud computing for performance testing Web and mobile applications at production scale. This new partnership enables companies across the globe to combine IBM’s decades of test leadership and expertise with innovative technology from SOASTA to ensure the performance and reliability of even their largest Web and mobile applications.

“IBM GBS is the largest services provider in the world, and we are thrilled that they have chosen CloudTest as a key part of their performance testing solution,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. “Through this important collaboration, IBM customers across the globe can now easily use SOASTA’s award-winning CloudTest Platform to ensure the performance and reliability of their business-critical websites and mobile applications. We look forward to extending our excellent relationship with IBM as they deliver CloudTest directly to IBM customers.”

CloudTest provides a transformational approach to Web and mobile performance testing. IBM customers can now use the power of on-demand infrastructure such as the IBM SmartCloud to quickly run tests that simulate millions of users – and even test in production. The speed and scalability of CloudTest will enable IBM customers to test the most demanding Web and mobile applications.

“This global distribution agreement significantly expands SOASTA’s points of presence worldwide,” continued Lounibos. “It allows us with IBM to build ‘Centers of Excellence’ around cloud testing, leveraging the powerful combination of CloudTest’s innovative platform with the decades of test leadership and expertise at IBM.”

SOASTA CloudTest is the world’s largest platform for testing the performance of consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale. With CloudTest, businesses have the flexibility to launch internal and external tests on a single platform that seamlessly integrates internal hardware with private and public cloud infrastructure and test community resources.

CloudTest’s patented visual test creation, automated test server provisioning, and real-time resolution allow testing teams to execute performance tests with unparalleled speed and agility, whether testing in the lab or from the cloud.

For more information about SOASTA CloudTest, please go to http://www.soasta.com/cloudtest.

About SOASTA
SOASTA is the leader in cloud testing. The company’s CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing Web and mobile applications at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical Web applications will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. SOASTA’s customers include many of today’s most successful brands, including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit http://www.soasta.com.

©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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