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Where cloud computing is concerned, the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the year that company after company, organization after organization, and government agency after government agency is moving, or beginning its move, to the Cloud. One clear indicator of the groundswell of adoption is the increasing frequency and size of the events in the international Cloud Expo series, which recently staged a huge event in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and which in June (June 21-22 2010, to be exact) is bringing an expanded event, Cloud Expo Europe (www.CloudExpo-Europe.com), to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here is the event in summary form: What: Cloud Expo Europe (6th International Cloud Expo) When: 21-22 June, 2010 Where: Prague Hilton, Czech Republic And here is the link to the Confe... (more)

The Future of Cloud Computing Belongs to Asia

People often ask me where I believe the biggest opportunities for Cloud Computing currently are, at first I thought they were asking about the technical particulars like public clouds, platforms etc, but recently I've come to realize it isn't so much the technology as much as where the technology is being adopted that is important. Really what they're asking me is where is the money? I'm here today to tell you, it's in Asia. One of the more interesting side effects of creating the CloudCamp series of events around the globe has been as a market research vehicle. As interest in Cloud Computing increases in various geographic regions, so does the interest in folks on the ground who want to help organize local CloudCamp events. This network of local organizers has become an invaluable resource into new markets. These events have also done a tremendous job of forecasting ... (more)

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Call for Papers Closes July 4

Cloud and virtualization are the Power Couple of enterprise computing: the cloud offers potentially unlimited scalability (both up and down) while the virtualization of resources ensures that system management issues are hidden from the end-user. It is a marriage made in heaven. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to to evaluate cloud computing, many are assessing which applications can run in public clouds, which should run in a private cloud, and how to ensure that applications will be portable from one to another. Since there will be many different kinds of clouds, another issue is what kind of cloud resources should you use? How easy will it be to migrate to a public or private cloud, and how easy will it be to move between them? If you entrust your data to a Cloud Computing vendor, how will the vendor secure your data and segregate it from that of o... (more)

SOASTA Named "Bronze Sponsor" of World's Largest Cloud Computing Event

SYS-CON Events announced today that SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of 5th International Cloud Computing Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. SOASTA also recently received $10 million in Series C funding as it prepares its global expansion in 2010. "Leveraging the Cloud to test websites is a game changer for our customers," says SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos (http://tomlounibos.ulitzer.com). Read Tom Lounibos's insightful article "Why Has Web Testing Failed Us?" Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. This coming April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponso... (more)

Testing Considerations for Application Migration to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing adds a new dimension to conventional models of testing services delivery. Gartner highlights the five attributes of cloud computing as service-based, scalable and elastic, shared, metered by use, uses internet technologies (1). Cloud computing characteristics such as virtualization, on-demand scale up/down of infrastructure resources, self service capabilities and pay per use pricing models are allowing cloud platform vendors to provide infrastructure and software services at lower costs to organizations utilizing cloud computing services (2). There is a growing trend of organizations taking up cloud computing initiatives to consolidate infrastructure that is geographically spread in multiple data centers to a single cloud platform vendor. Minimizing upfront infrastructure investment, ability to scale up/down quickly, high availability and disaster... (more)

SOASTA Performs 500th Test in the Cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/27/09 -- SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, today announced the completion of its 500th CloudTest(TM), affirming that customers are leveraging the Cloud as both a destination for their applications and as an affordable, scalable platform for testing. With over 6,500 testing hours in the Cloud simulating over 50 million global virtual users against real world usage scenarios, SOASTA has helped customers determine application reliability across a variety of market segments. SOASTA has delivered CloudTest On-Demand services for hundreds of Web applications from a wide variety of industries such as consumer products, mobile, social networking, and financial services. Customers include Hallmark, Genentech, Marvel Entertainment, Chegg.com, Proctor & Gamble, Qtrax, and Pelago -- all seeking ways to ensure Web application performance... (more)

The Evolution of Testing in the Cloud

It's always exciting to be on the front end of a trend.  Some turn out to be short-lived fads while others, such as the electronic distribution of music, disrupt entire industries.  There are some who see cloud computing as a fad. Those who share that view tend to look at the Cloud as if it's an all or nothing proposition; if you can't move your entire infrastructure to the Cloud it must certainly be a passing fancy. But the Cloud is here to stay.  There are many applications, like compute intensive statistical analysis, business intelligence and testing, that are incredibly well-suited for cloud computing.  We're proud to have been first in the Cloud with a commercial testing solution and have been keen observers of the evolution of testing in the Cloud.  What have we seen? First, it's getting more crowded.  The benefits of testing from the Cloud are just too obvious... (more)

Cloud Expo Sponsor Secures $10M Funding

SOASTA at Cloud Expo SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, announced the successful close of $10 million in Series C funding as it prepares its global expansion. The round was led by UV Partners, and included participation from all existing investors Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and The Entrepreneurs’ Fund. The company’s growth plan includes the opening of offices in Europe, broadening of the reseller channel and increasing its technology roadmap with product enhancements to address the growing demand for SOASTA’s cloud-based testing service. The announcement follows other significant company milestones. SOASTA recently announced a new partnership with Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), a leading managed services provider, who has integrated CloudTest into its Trusted Cloud Services offering and its testing and development methodology. The company com... (more)

Cloud Expo Bronze Sponsor Releases OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

SOASTA Session at Cloud Expo "Performance Engineering is a perfect application for the next generation of this technology." said Ken Gardner, CTO and Executive Chairman, SOASTA, "as it’s become increasingly difficult to use existing enterprise tools to uncover the issues that cause latency and unreliability in the new world of rich-media, high traffic, consumer-facing websites." Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Gardner, whose company SOASTA Inc. is Bronze Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 East being held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, was speaking on the occasion of SOASTA's announcement today - just one week before Cloud Expo - that it has extended its industry leading performance testing solution CloudTest with the release of CloudTest Analytics, the first real time Business Intelligence engine purpose-... (more)

SOASTA CloudTest(TM) Featured in The Rackspace Cloud Ecosystem

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/25/09 -- SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, today announced support for The Rackspace Cloud and its new strategic partner initiative from Rackspace's cloud computing division to help companies achieve success in the cloud. With this announcement, SOASTA's CloudTest load and performance testing solution is broadly available to Rackspace customers using The Rackspace Cloud and those using the Rackspace Managed Hosting solution. SOASTA provides load and performance testing solutions to ensure web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable and predictable manner. SOASTA CloudTest is an end-to-end, integrated solution: available as an on-demand cloud service for external, web-scale testing and as an appliance for internal testing behind the firewall. Cloud testing easily enables low cost testing (often on p... (more)

CSC & SOASTA Announce Performance Testing Within Trusted Cloud Services

CSC has announced with SOASTA that it will integrate SOASTA CloudTest into CSC's Trusted Cloud Services and testing and development methodology. SOASTA CloudTest provides load and performance testing solutions to ensure Web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable and predictable manner. CSC offers Independent Testing and Validation Services across industry verticals, leveraging its deep domain expertise, global delivery capability and comprehensive portfolio of testing services. CSC also provides "Testing as a Service" (TaaS) within its Trusted Cloud Services offering. Testing as a Service is available on-demand in public, private and hybrid cloud networks to meet customers' business requirements, security needs and regulatory standards. "Website performance impacts any enterprise that is marketing, selling or processing business using the W... (more)