VC-backed BlazeMeter buys Loadosophia

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and the addition of Pokhilko’s technological expertise and performance testing experience enhance BlazeMeter’s product innovation and next generation performance testing solutions. BlazeMeter users will be able to utilize Loadosophia’s technology, and further innovations are on the product roadmap. Loadosophia’s customers will continue to be fully supported by BlazeMeter.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

As BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist, Pokhilko will be responsible for developing, expanding and managing the company’s product portfolio to address the growing needs of its prospects and customers. He will also continue to give back to the community by leading educational activities and launching open source initiatives.

“I am extremely passionate about the Apache JMeter community and that’s why I’ve dedicated so many years to supporting the community and understanding their challenges,” said Andrey Pokhilko, BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist. “Joining BlazeMeter will enable me to make a huge impact on the load performance testing community. My vision is to make BlazeMeter the center of excellence for load testing and where the community comes to resolve all of their performance testing issues.”

Pokhilko is a renowned thought-leader and innovator within the Apache JMeter and performance testing community. He has worked extensively to create and develop tools that enhance the Apache JMeter protocol coverage and analytical reporting capabilities.

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RGB Networks Aims To Change Video Industry With Pioneering Open Source Software Transcoder Initiative

RGB Networks Aims To Change Video Industry With Pioneering Open Source Software Transcoder Initiative

‘RipCode Transcoder’ will be the video industry’s first open source professional cloud-enabled software transcoder platform

RGB Networks, the leading provider of the industry’s most scalable and unified solutions for multiscreen video delivery, has announced that it is developing an open source version of its popular TransAct Transcoder.

Called ‘Ripcode Transcoder’, after the company Ripcode, which was acquired by RGB Networks in 2010 and which originally developed TransAct, the new, cloud-enabled software transcoder will provide RGB Networks’ customers with greater control, integration and flexibility in their video delivery workflows. In a pioneering move, and harnessing the industry momentum toward developing cloud-based solutions, RGB Networks is actively welcoming operators and vendors to be part of a community of contributors to the open source project.

RGB Networks’ CloudXtream solution for nDVR and dynamic Ad Insertion for Multiscreen (AIM) environments, launched in October 2013 and built on the industry standard open source cloud operating system OpenStack, has paved the way for this latest innovation. The company intends to build on this success with RipCode, which will be an “open core” project, where the core technology from the

TransAct Transcoder is being used to create the foundations of the open source project. Suitable for a variety of applications, the RipCode Transcoder will include the full feature set expected of an industrial-strength, professional transcoder, leaving customers open to select and integrate the packaging solution of their choice necessary to produce their desired Adaptive Bit Rate output formats.

“The IPTV industry has finally embraced the cloud. And, at RGB Networks, we recognize how open source projects like this can help promote the use of standard APIs which make it much easier for vendor-to-vendor integration and for video service providers to migrate to a cloud-based video delivery model,” said Andy Salo, VP of product management at RGB Networks. “We look forward to working with the open source community of other video-related open source software at this exciting time in the industry to open source the RipCode Transcoder with optimal integration and code contributions.”

The intended feature set of the open source RipCode Transcoder will include:

  • Both Linear (live) and Video on Demand (VOD) transcoding
  • Full cluster management, load balancing, and failover
  • Linear and VOD transcoding of MPEG2, H.264, H.265, AAC, AC3, and other  industry leading video and audio codecs
  • File-to-File watch folders
  • Full reporting and logging of events
  • Commercial-grade GUI

RESTful APIs

Unlike other open source projects, an open source transcoder is more difficult to release due to built-in professional codec licensing. RGB Networks will release RipCode Transcoder with only the codecs that can be legally used with open source software. Additionally, in order to facilitate use of the transcoder in professional environments that require licensed, third party codecs and pre/post processing filters, the RipCode transcoder will include a plug-in framework, that will allow use of best-of-breed codecs and filters. A number of vendors of such components and related technologies have expressed interest in participating in the RipCode initiative including the following:

Video Codecs (including H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC): eBrisk Video, Intel Media Server Studio, Ittiam Systems, MainConcept (A DivX company), Multicoreware, NGCodec (providing HW acceleration for H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC), Squid Systems, Vanguard Video Audio Codecs: Dolby Laboratories, Fraunhofer IIS Video Optimization: Beamr

“We are glad to see the support of many companies in the early stage of this open source initiative, unique in our industry” said Simone Sassoli, VP Marketing and Business development at RGB Networks. “In addition to technology vendors and solution providers, we’ve had a very positive reception from major service providers like Comcast, Charter and Rogers and we expect to announce additional key partners planning to contribute to the open source effort to help accelerate innovation and adoption.”

Luis E. Vielma Ordóñez, Chief Operating Officer of Telecable, commented: “This initiative represents a game changer for the deployment of a next generation television services. It can deliver faster time to market and substantially lower licensing and maintenance costs than other solutions. Open source software delivers comparable features and quality with greater deployment flexibility, enabling a high innovation velocity for our services.”

The release of the first version of RipCode Transcoder – 1.0 – with all the appropriate licensing is targeted for Q1 2015.

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Accuris Networks Receives $15 Million Investment and Hires Wireless Industry Leader Jeff Brown as CEO

Silicon Valley, California and Dublin, Ireland – September 24, 2014 – As demand for mobile data continues to accelerate worldwide, the telecom industry is increasingly trying to meet the challenge of connecting disparate networks. At the center of this movement, Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com), a global leader in cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity, announced today that it has completed a $15 million equity funding round. Key new investors in this privately held company are the Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund and the China Ireland Growth Technology Fund. In addition, Accuris Networks announced the appointment of seasoned U.S.-based wireless executive Jeff Brown as CEO.

According to Accuris Networks Chairman Larry Quinn, “Our established industry customer base, our significant pipeline and our industry-leading technology were all factors that attracted this investment. We intend to use this funding to invest in future product development in our AccuROAM™ platform, to maintain our lead in connecting networks and build more solutions such as carrier-grade Wi-Fi offload and roaming as we scale our business globally. While we already have customers worldwide and support from existing investors such as Atlantic Bridge Capital, we particularly want to expand in China, Japan and other Asian markets. We also intend to consolidate and amplify our successes in EMEA, particularly in the Middle East and Western Europe.”

Under the leadership of its new U.S.-based CEO, Accuris Networks will also broaden its presence in the North American market with the establishment of a new Silicon Valley office. “With marquee customers and partners such as AT&T, Bell Mobility, Telus, GoGo, Cisco, HP and Alcatel-Lucent, Accuris Networks has already established an enviable track record in this market,” said Jeff Brown. “But we’ve barely scratched the surface of the opportunities here so far.”

New investor Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund L.P., managed by Investec Ventures, is a leading investor in the Irish technology sector. According to Michael Murphy, Managing Partner, the fund is investing in Accuris Networks because of the experience of its team and the ever-increasing demand for Wi-Fi offload solutions that help ease congestion and capacity constraints across mobile networks as data traffic continues to grow exponentially. “The AccuROAM platform has received wide recognition, including being named the ‘best mobile technology breakthrough’ at Mobile World Congress,” he said. “With so many experts — and customers – using this proven technology, we see major revenue potential in a future where Wi-Fi will only increase its penetration.”
Summit Bridge Capital, which manages the China Ireland Growth Technology Capital Fund, also sees huge promise in Accuris Networks and its products. According to David Lam, Managing Director, “Connecting networks is one of the hottest areas in this market, whether new networks or legacy networks, and the AccuROAM platform does it best. The many wins with Tier 1 customers are only the beginning of this company’s potential growth.”

Accuris Networks’ newly named CEO Jeff Brown is an industry veteran who was previously president and CEO of mobile technology company Kineto Wireless. He held similar positions at RadioFrame Networks and was earlier the CEO of Data Critical, a wireless healthcare company, where he spearheaded an eventual sale of the company to GE Medical Systems. Brown also held executive positions at McCaw Cellular, AT&T Wireless and PacTel Cellular.

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Test Insane Software Testing Company Offering Exploratory Testing Services Launched in India

A group of computer engineers from India are excited to live their dreams before they die. They have the attitude of, “The time is now to do it,” and they are none other than Test Insane (https://testinsane.com/). Test Insane was an idea by Santhosh Tuppad (Founder, Test Insane) which focuses on software testing services along with research and development for developing tools / utilities / web-browser plug-ins to aid testing activity. During the launch, Santhosh Tuppad said the vision of Test Insane is very simple and plain to understand: “Being happy by doing what we love to.”

Now, coming to the story of Test Insane Software Testing Company, the services Test Insane provides stands out from the crowd. Test Insane focuses on a Exploratory Testing approach, but in a unique way while the foundation remains the same. While they want to be a small team, they also want to deliver huge value. Not to forget that there are additional benefits for long-term customers. Not that short-term customers will not get benefits, but for long-term customers, they would have enough bandwidth in terms of time to cater those additional benefits.

Test Insane is also open-source contributor and develops software for testing community which would be freeware. Santhosh Tuppad says, “We believe in giving love without expecting anything back, but it is always good to feel nice whenever we get back that love. In simple terms, our heart wants us to be open-source contributors, and we are insane in following our heart; we hate compromises.” Some people said it is not possible when Test Insane mentioned that they would release one tool or utility or browser add-on or a product every month (Example: Test Insane is releasing a quiz application globally for software testers with 500+ multiple choice questions; it will be like a learning tool which focuses on technical testing skills).

SERVICES OFFERED:

Here is a sneak peek of the services offered by Test Insane Software Testing Company.

  • Functional Testing
  • Web Security Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Usability & Accessibility Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • UI / UX Testing
  • Web Check Automation
  • Test Frameworks Development
  • Anything and everything to test better

Now, this list looks similar to what other vendors may be providing; however, what matters is how these services are being performed. This is where Test Insane stands out.

Test Insane wants clients to try its service to experience the advantages of its unique approach.

Test Insane loves to explore these industries:

  • Media
  • Banking & Finance
  • Adult / Porn
  • Gaming
  • Insurance
  • Mobile
  • Education
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Healthcare

What are we missing? Write to us!

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR CUSTOMERS OF TEST INSANE

  • Test Insane will surprise their customers with their innovations if project is for long-term. (Thanks to our R&D Innovation wing.)
  • Test Insane doesn’t do just functional testing, even if the customer asks for functional testing only; Test Insane team organizes their time to help the customer with additional testing of other quality attributes as well, and they do not charge extra for it. This is for long-term customers only. If clients want to cut-down the costs in outsourcing their testing, they should speak to Test Insane.

MORE FOR LESS

Test Insane rate cards / billing are less comparatively while the value delivered is very high. Who doesn’t like more for less? Test Insane wants to see that happy feeling in their customers. Since they are very passionate about what they do, their dedication remains high, and this is the reason they deliver maximum value to their customers.

To know more about Test Insane and how they can help keep outsourcing costs low, write to them at sales(at)testinsane(dot)com.

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Gurock introduces TestRail 4.0 with redesigned UX

Gurock announced TestRail 4.0 today, a new version of their web-based test management tool. TestRail is used by software teams to manage and organize their testing efforts and to track the quality of software projects. TestRail directly integrates with popular issue tracking tools such as Atlassian JIRA.

Gurock redesigned TestRail’s interface from the ground up to provide a modern user experience for testing teams. TestRail 4.0 also introduces bulk editing and rich filtering options to make it easier to update and work with many test cases.

Another area Gurock focused on is improving the navigation in the application. Unlike most web applications, TestRail now remembers the exact state of pages when testers move between suites and tests. This makes it faster and more productive to work with test suites, according to Gurock.

The development team behind TestRail also worked on a new baseline mode. Similar to version control systems like Git and Subversion, TestRail’s baselines can be used to maintain separate branches of test suites and cases in parallel. This can be useful for teams that need to work on multiple major versions at the same time.

TestRail 4.0 also comes with various other new features and improvements. Gurock improved the built-in Todo tab to assign and track tests for individual testers. Additional reports make it easier to identify new and updated tests and Gurock also updated TestRail’s JIRA integration to work with issue links.

“We closely listened to many leading testing teams and redesigned TestRail based on their excellent feedback,” said Dennis Gurock, CEO of the company. “We are really proud that TestRail is adopted by so many new testing teams every week and we specifically built TestRail to work well with any workflow or team size.”

TestRail 4.0 is available both as a web-based SaaS/cloud edition and can be installed by customers on their own server. A free trial version of TestRail is available on Gurock’s website.

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BlazeMeter Acquires Loadosophia; State-of-the-Art Analytics Reporting Technology for Apache JMeter Users

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and the addition of Pokhilko’s technological expertise and performance testing experience enhance BlazeMeter’s product innovation and next generation performance testing solutions.  BlazeMeter users will be able to utilize Loadosophia’s technology, and further innovations are on the product roadmap. Loadosophia’s customers will continue to be fully supported by BlazeMeter.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

As BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist, Pokhilko will be responsible for developing, expanding and managing the company’s product portfolio to address the growing needs of its prospects and customers. He will also continue to give back to the community by leading educational activities and launching open source initiatives.

“I am extremely passionate about the Apache JMeter community and that’s why I’ve dedicated so many years to supporting the community and understanding their challenges,” said Andrey Pokhilko, BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist. “Joining BlazeMeter will enable me to make a huge impact on the load performance testing community. My vision is to make BlazeMeter the center of excellence for load testing and where the community comes to resolve all of their performance testing issues.”

Pokhilko is a renowned thought-leader and innovator within the Apache JMeter and performance testing community. He has worked extensively to create and develop tools that enhance the Apache JMeter protocol coverage and analytical reporting capabilities. In 2009, Pokhilko founded JMeter-Plugins.org and led this open source project to its undisputed status as the premier source of JMeter Plugins in the world. Loadosophia was similarly born from Pokhilko’s desire to complete JMeter’s offerings. Pokhilko has world-class experience with large scale performance testing, having led the load testing team for five years at search engine giant Yandex.

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