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SOASTA Announces Testing for Amazon EC2 Community

SOASTA CloudTest(TM) for Amazon EC2 First Load and Performance Testing Solution Resident in the Cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SOASTA, the leading provider of cloud-based testing solutions, today announced support for the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). A Web testing solution built on the cloud to enable application testing in the cloud, SOASTA CloudTest for EC2 allows developers to easily and affordably turn the Amazon cloud into a Virtual Test Lab for load and performance testing of their applications.

"Amazon EC2 is an ideal environment for developers to test their applications," said Steve Rabuchin, Director of Developer Relations and Business Development for Amazon Web Services. "We're pleased to see the SOASTA Cloud Test for EC2 option become available to developers."

SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 provides engineers with a 24x7x365 Web application test lab at their fingertips. The combination of a scalable hardware architecture with leading edge Web testing technology enables the testing of every layer of a Web application or service. It delivers immediate value, scales seamlessly up or down with testing needs, and does not require investment in a cost prohibitive testing infrastructure. SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 natively supports every testing type including Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax.

"Load and performance testing is the 'killer application' for cloud computing," said Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA. "Companies can very easily create a real-world test environment without having to invest in it. Developers have virtually unlimited and affordable access to servers, memory, storage, etc. and can, essentially on demand, simulate load and performance tests for tens of thousands of users without having to purchase the hardware."

Why SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 is uniquely different:

-- It's Real World: Load and performance testing in the Cloud is the closest thing to running an application in production minus the worry of negatively impacting your customers. SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 provides you with a controlled environment to thoroughly simulate and stage a real world scenario before it goes into production.

-- It's On Demand: No more costly investment in new hardware or worries about staffing up for support and management. Ready when you are, SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 serves as a virtual test lab at your service 24x7x365 and has you testing in a matter of minutes.

-- It's Scalable: An overloaded Web site is a major problem. Being prepared and understanding the limits of your application is crucial to maintaining availability and a quality customer experience. SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 allows you to instantly add computing power when needed, and then turn it off when unused to reduce costs. In short, you pay only for what you need. Find out, without the cost and time of setting up and tearing down hundreds if not thousands of servers, whether or not your application can scale exponentially at a moment's notice.

-- It's Affordable: Load and performance testing is no longer cost prohibitive. A capability that would typically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars is now available to companies of all sizes in a matter of minutes for only a few hundred dollars.

Here's what a few leading edge Web companies that have been using SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 for the past few months are saying:

Peter Yared, CEO of iWidgets, stated, "Testing in the virtual world provides us with the closest view of how our application will perform in production. SOASTA's leading edge design enables us to leverage cloud computing to achieve an overall better quality test experience. SOASTA is quickly becoming the Mercury Interactive of cloud computing."

John Crupi, CTO at leading mashup solution provider, Jackbe, said, "We needed an affordable solution to test tens of thousands of users interacting with solutions built on our product. To build this type of test environment was just too expensive. With SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 I can leverage the cloud to deliver a test environment that inexpensively cuts my testing time in half."

Pricing and Availability

SOASTA CloudTest for Amazon EC2 will be commercially available on July 15. Pricing starts at $4 per SOASTA instance per hour. Monthly and annual service plans are available. For more information, please visit http://www.soasta.com/, or contact [email protected] for a Webex demonstration.

About SOASTA

SOASTA, Inc. (pronounced so'-sta), is the leading provider of cloud-based testing solutions. SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's Web applications and services perform in a high quality, scalable, and predictable manner. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest(TM), is available as an on demand service in the cloud or as a hardware appliance, and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit http://www.soasta.com/.

(C)SOASTA, Inc. 2008. SOASTA and SOASTA CloudTest are trademarks of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOASTA, Inc.

CONTACT: Lisa Bergamo of SOASTA, Inc., +1-650-380-9250,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.soasta.com/

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