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Third Party Impacts on Load Testing

You have a pretty good handle on how your application works. You’ve talked the design through with your development team and maybe even sat in on some standalone tests or watched a demo performed under lab conditions. Everything looked good until it came time to test your application with all of the third party calls […] Continue reading

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Tips for Testing Election Websites and Apps

If your business operates election websites and apps, load testing is the best tool around to ensure your infrastructure can handle the massive traffic influx on Election Day. Your company doesn’t need to guess how much traffic it can handle: load testing for websites and applications can determine how well the current configuration will perform, […] Continue reading

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Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT Digital Transformation (DT) revolves around optimizing business or organizational effectiveness using digital investments and IT services. A large majority of IT respondents say DT is a necessary exercise for securing the competitive differentiation that is essential to the future of the business. It is interesting to note that […] Continue reading

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AD Blocking? But Why?

We’ve all seen it and we’ve all hated it. Your web page begins to load and then, right in mid-load it stalls out. It’s not just a brief hiccup, you stare at half a page for an eternity while an ad loads. Get past that ad and then the next one starts. Pretty soon you […] Continue reading

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AWS Load Testing Project Questions

This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set […] Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning

This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address […] Continue reading

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Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5-part blog post series. Read part 1 here Apica’s Amazon Cloud Platform project set out to address “how much power” a company’s web application cloud implementation needs to run applications smoothly. This project uses virtual users with user scenarios created by Apica ZebraTester in a load test generated by Apica […] Continue reading

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Load Testing Reflections: Final Notes on Scaling, Capacity Planning, and Bottlenecks

This is blog post #5 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning Blog post 4: AWS Load Testing Project Questions Load testing is an indispensable tool […] Continue reading

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[Infographic] Is your Website Ready for Black Friday?

The holiday season is the largest source of revenue for just about every company with an online presence. We’ve developed an easy-to-see overview of consumer online spending and the consequences of not being prepared to handle the load. If you want to learn how your website can scale to meet the millions of online consumers […] Continue reading

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How’s My HLS Streaming?

Whether delivering movies, covering your favorite sporting event or blasting out internet radio, one of the big consumers of internet bandwidth is streaming content. Websites have popped up worldwide and audiences have become globally accessible.  Streaming video is most often delivered to the end users through the HDS or HLS protocols.  HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) […] Continue reading

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