BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform Achieves VMware Ready – vCloud Air™ Status Under Access Tier in vCloud™ Air® ISV Program

BlazeMeter, the continuous testing as a service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced that its BlazeMeter continuous testing platform, has achieved VMware Ready – vCloud Air™ status. This designation indicates that BlazeMeter continuous testing platform has undergone technical validation within vCloud Air environment, and is supported on VMware vCloud Air®.

“We are pleased that BlazeMeter has joined the vCloud Air ISV Program and has achieved VMware Ready – vCloud Air certification. BlazeMeter qualifies for the VMware Ready –  vCloud Air logo, signifying to customers that it works seamlessly within VMware vCloud Air, and can be deployed in production with confidence,” said Sanjay Katyal, Vice President, Global Technology Partners, VMware.

Additionally BlazeMeter is a member of the access tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and is listed on the VMware Solution Exchange.

Developers are concerned about quickly and effectively testing the throughput of their web applications without compromising software quality. “By using BlazeMeter on vCloud Air, enterprises can leverage BlazeMeter’s unique on-premise, behind the firewall offering, or its fully managed self-service cloud based offering for either low scale testing on a single box or production level load testing with hundreds of servers generating load from the public cloud,” said Alon Girmonsky, CEO and Founder, BlazeMeter. “This allows organizations to leverage their existing IT assets by seamlessly blending their performance tests from the same environment.”

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.  With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

More information on BlazeMeter’s continuous testing platform can be found within the vCloud Air Marketplace on the VMware Solution

Source: prnewswire.com

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TestPlant brings load testing to the cloud with eggPlant Performance v6

TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of eggPlant Performance v6, the latest version of the company’s advanced performance and load testing tool.

This release introduces cloud-based performance testing for the first time. eggPlant Performance v6 can now automatically and dynamically set-up load-injectors on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure servers. This makes it faster and easier for software testers to set-up large performance and stress tests, while reducing the hardware needed to acquire and set-up virtual users.

The cloud functionality of eggPlant Performance v6 means that simulated virtual users can be quickly and easily created on-demand in different geographic locations. This helps digital enterprises to ensure they are delivering a first-class user experience for users anywhere in the world.

“eggPlant Performance v6 is designed to make it even quicker and easier for software quality teams in digital enterprises to run large performance and stress tests on their business critical applications from mobile to desktop to server,” said Antony Edwards, CTO, TestPlant. “The fact is that most digital businesses today from retail, to media, to banks are not doing performance and stress testing. This is costing them money in lost revenue every day, but they feel powerless due to the traditionally high skill barrier that proper performance testing has required.”

“eggPlant Performance v6 changes this by making proper user-focussed performance and stress testing accessible to all test teams for the first time,” added Edwards. “Our new cloud-based capabilities for example mean that testers can run large-scale performance tests without the cost and complexity associated with purchasing and configuring physical servers. Setting up multiple servers is now automatically handled by eggPlant Performance and can be done in minutes rather than weeks, and for hundreds rather than tens of thousands of dollars.”

eggPlant Performance v6 includes Dynamic Test Control, which lets users control tests while they are still running, allowing them, for example, to increase, reduce or pause the number of virtual users. This makes it faster to isolate and resolve performance bottlenecks.

The new release also includes debug integration with standard development environments, such as Visual Studio and Eclipse, which lets users debug their eggPlant Performance scripts directly within their preferred IDE. This makes creating reliable scripts faster.

In addition, eggPlant Functional v6 boasts many other new features including simpler test-wide configuration, improved eggPlant Functional integration, internal encryption, and enhanced data correlation.

eggPlant Performance is available for download today from: http://www.testplant.com/dlds/eggplant-performance/

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. The eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company, a Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and a EMEA 500 business and is a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. www.testplant.com

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Entisys Buys Performance Monitoring Company Premier IT Solutions

Concord, California-based IT infrastructure solutions provider Entisys Solutionshas acquired Premier IT Solutions, a company that specializes in software testing and performance monitoring. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Entisys CEO Mike Strohl said the acquisition will allow his company to expand its enterprise data center practice.

“The acquisition of Premier IT Solutions comes at the close of a very successful year for Entisys Solutions, and one during which we continued to invest in resources that focus on the ‘New Style of IT,’ to further strengthen our alignment with our key vendor partners, especially HP, and exponentially increase the value we bring to customers,” Strohl said in a prepared statement. “Premier IT Solutions’ unique expertise in software development, application testing and performance monitoring, particularly when it comes to HP’s suite of enterprise software solutions, will further differentiate Entisys.”

Strohl noted the acquisition supports his company’s goals for 2015 as well.

“Our goals for 2015 are to increase our sales by bringing deep value to our customers when it comes to data center management and design,” he told MSPmentor. “The acquisition of Premier IT Solutions is a strategic move designed to achieve this vision.”

Premier IT Solutions also will become part of Entisys’ Northern California Division, based in Sacramento, as part of the agreement.

“By joining forces, we can further expand our reach both vertically and horizontally, while adding greater strategic value to the agencies we work with,” Premier IT Solutions CEO Richard Collins added.

Entisys offers IT infrastructure solutions “around Citrix application delivery virtualization, VMware virtualization and Microsoft infrastructure with a focus on disaster recovery and business continuity,” while Premier IT Solutions delivers business-to-business e-commerce application implementation and integration services.

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Web Performance Study Ranks Top WordPress Hosting Providers

A study by CustomerCentrix LLC tests the scalability of providers at 2,000 concurrent users

LoadStorm® and ReviewSignal have teamed up to test the scalability of 16 WordPress hosting providers. Load tests were executed in LoadStorm PRO to simulate heavy traffic hitting identical WordPress sites. Web performance metrics, such as page response time and throughput, were measured throughout the test. The 10 hosting providers that did not struggle with tests of 500 or 1,000 concurrent users were then tested at 2,000 concurrent users and ranked according to their web performance.

The experiment included identical dummy websites that were implemented on each of the providers. The scripts created for the load tests were also identical and included normal user behaviors such as browsing and logging in. The final round of load tests lasted 30 minutes and ramped in a linear pattern from 500 to 2,000 concurrent users.

LoadStorm PRO provided in-depth data of how each provider handled the heavy load of simulated traffic. To rank the top 10 providers in the final round of testing, 5 performance metrics were evaluated: Average Response Time, Peak Response Time, Throughput, Error Rate, and Average Page Completion Time. For each metric, the providers were ranked 1st through 10th place based upon an ideal performance standard. Then each place was designated points: 1st Place – 10 points; 2nd Place – 9 points; 3rd place – 8 points; etc. The providers were ranked by highest total score from all metrics.

Results:

  • Pantheon
  • Media Temple
  • GoDaddy
  • Kinsta
  • Nexcess
  • LightningBase
  • A Small Orange
  • Pagely
  • Flywheel
  • WebSynthesis

LoadStorm CEO, Roger Campbell, states, “The majority of the hosting providers in this study managed the heavy traffic very well. We were impressed with the high level of performance overall.”

The full test data and infographic can be found at: http://loadstorm.com/2015/01/wordpress-hosting-web-performance/

About LoadStorm:
CustomerCentrix™ LLC is the creator of LoadStorm® PRO, a cost-effective and enterprise-grade cloud performance testing tool for web applications. It provides analysis of a site’s speed and scalability via interactive real-time graphs with key performance metrics. As a cloud load testing tool, no hardware is required, setup is minimal, and testing can begin quickly. Performance testing consultants, support services, and independent performance audits are also available. CustomerCentrix is a privately held company founded in 1997 with its headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M. More information is available at http://loadstorm.com.

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