SOASTA (previous CloudAve coverage), the California based performance testing provider, today announced a partnership which will let them offer end to end performance testing platform for mobile. They have partnered with DeviceAnywhere, the company offering an end to end mobile testing platform, to tap their platform to let SOASTA customers test application experience on real mobile devices. This will let enterprises test how the applications behave under heavy load and optimize their app to offer better experience under such situations. The solution, called CloudTest Mobile, this will also come handy for mobile applications developers who cannot afford lengthy test cycles or poor performance.
What is SOASTA CloudTest Platform?
SOASTA offers both cloud based and On-Premise solutions that will help organizations test the performance of their web properties and applications. Such a performance testing will help organizations prepare for any kind of load/traffic situations. Imagine an ecommerce merchant losing money from the abandoned carts due to bad site performance. I am not sure if you have abandoned carts like that but I have definitely left the purchase process halfway because of slow site response. Remember those days when we will see Fail Whale on Twitter both as soon as we get up in the morning and before going to bed in the night. Such user experiences leads to disastrous consequences for the businesses. SOASTA has positioned themselves to help businesses foresee such situations and prepare themselves to meet the challenges. The interesting thing about SOASTA is that they tap into the flexibility offered by cloud computing to offer one of the most comprehensive performance testing solution.
What is CloudTest Mobile?
CloudTest Mobile takes advantage of DeviceAnywhere’s existing platform to test mobile apps to work along with CloudTest Platform. Some of the advantages of this new mobile service includes:
- Correlate end-user experience on real devices with performance metrics
- Watch tests in real-time on real devices while the system is under load
- Measure realistic and complete user scenarios under extreme conditions
- Test user experience on real devices from distributed locations
- View end-to-end performance metrics combined on a single timeline from a single dashboard
In short, SOASTA now offers performance testing solutions for modern day enterprises that are taking advantage of the influx of mobile devices to handle their business needs. Both the enterprise move to cloud and the presence of mobile devices in their ecosystem are realities now. For enterprises to maximize the use of these newer technologies, they need to offer better experience to their application users. SOASTA’s testing services are well suited to prepare the modern day enterprises for these challenges. With the addition of mobile support, SOASTA has taken care of one feature missing from their otherwise comprehensive performance testing suite.
Disclosure: When I had a chance to hang out with Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO, recently, he paid for my bottle of beer 🙂