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SOASTA Adds RUM to CloudTest Solution | @DevOpsSummit @CloudTest [#DevOps]

DevOps teams can use this information to build performance models that recreate and test exact usage scenarios

SOASTA has combined its two testing and monitoring products into a single solution for continuous performance analysis for mobile and Web applications. SOASTA CloudTest now incorporates mPulse, the company’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution, which integrates complete performance data from real users to ensure continuous peak performance of digital businesses.

In addition to mPulse and Data analytics, CloudTest for 2015 now include hi-resolution 3D graphical  ...

In addition to mPulse and Data analytics, CloudTest for 2015 now include hi-resolution 3D graphical displays of user traffic and load testing results. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Agreeing on ‘What to Test’ – or realistic performance requirements – can be a highly contested area in the application delivery process that stymies rapid delivery,” said Melinda Ballou, program director of the Application Lifecycle Management and Executive Strategies Service at IDC. “When data from production can be used to build accurate and effective performance models, operations, development and testing teams can stand on common, agreed-upon ground that is aligned with business goals.”

This new combined offering provides companies the most complete understanding of customers’ online experiences on Web and mobile through actual user data that measures the impact of real user experiences on a company’s transaction volumes, online revenue, conversions or other critical metrics. DevOps teams can use this information to build performance models that recreate and test exact usage scenarios – at any scale, in test labs or on live production systems. This enables teams to validate that user experiences match development expectations and to respond immediately if performance falls short.

“For any digital business owner, being able to view all their performance data in a single pane of glass and use it to make key business decisions is a game changer,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. “By aligning DevOps and business teams around real-time information from multiple sources, digital businesses can make their optimized user experience a competitive advantage, rather than taking a defensive approach when apps and websites stop performing to expected levels.”

The latest CloudTest solution includes new capabilities and functionality, including:

  • SOASTA CloudTest – Predictive performance measurement and analysis with cloud-based load testing and advanced visualizations that deliver rapid, accurate results
  • SOASTA mPulse – Measurement and collection of performance profiles for every user to correlate real user activity to business metrics
  • SOASTA Data Science Workbench – Rapid access to user metrics from comprehensive performance big data to answer hard questions with simplified data science.

For load testing, SOASTA now provides complete performance measurement and analysis by leveraging mPulse to collect and distill real user performance metrics and test parameters such as:

  • Peak user traffic down to the second
  • The most common web and mobile browsers and percentage of traffic on each
  • Geographical user distribution
  • Most profitable paths users click through
  • Most common paths users take though a site
  • Unexpected and untested paths

With these metrics, accurate and realistic performance models can be quickly built and run with CloudTest. Developers can also focus their efforts on optimizing the most common customer click paths, improving the customer experience and eliminating guesswork and debate regarding the validity of results. Whether for early stage tests on developer and test systems or on live production, the performance test models are indisputable representations of how real users navigate an application and how systems will respond to them - at any scale.

Availability
CloudTest including mPulse is available immediately for existing CloudTest customers with the ability to monitor up to 1 million pages views per day with their existing contract. CloudTest including mPulse is now the primary SOASTA offering for continuous performance optimization. Learn more here.

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