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How Reliable Is Your Cloud?

Businesses that depend on cloud services live or die by the stability and availability of those platforms. Reliable cloud services are an essential part of employee workflow and sales cycles for businesses across the globe—and any downtime is a waste of money on both idle workers and missed sales opportunities. A stable cloud service is […] Continue reading

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Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling

Development teams need to be aware of how well their web application server platforms are able to keep up with the demands of a constantly increasing number of users accessing services. The load testing experts at Apica recently took on a project addressing the issue of “how much power” a business’s cloud implementation needs to […] Continue reading

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New load testing portal meets cloud, mobile, and enterprise testing needs of any organization

Moving into 2013 the demand for flexible, on-demand load testing is at an all-time high. Organizations have finally and overwhelmingly recognized the importance of application uptime to customer relations, brand reputation, and the bottom line, and are looking to take control of their web, mobile, and cloud application performance. With this in mind, Apica revealed […] Continue reading

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New Amazon Web Services data center in Sydney added to Apica Agent Network

Earlier this week, Amazon added a brand new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region to its Global Infrastructure. The Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, as it is being called, offers important benefits to organizations operating in this area. Companies can run their cloud-based applications through the new AWS data center to reduce latency and other performance issues […] Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the Amazon Web Services outage

On Monday, Amazon Web Services — the leading provider of cloud services — suffered an outage, and as a result, a long list of well-known and popular websites went dark. According to Amazon’s Service Health Dashboard, the outage started out as degraded performance of a small number of Elastic Bloc Store (EBS) storage units in […] Continue reading

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Recapping 'A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization' webinar

Last month, EMA Research Director Julie Craig and I conducted our webinar, “A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Coming.” If you weren’t able to attend, here’s some of what you missed. Detailed explanation on why traditional thinking just won’t cut it for performance management. Due to today’s high-performance […] Continue reading

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Storm takes down Amazon Web Services, Pinterest and Netflix with it

Why should you load test a cloud application? Easy: To test the failover function of your cloud provider. A few organizations and websites learned this lesson the hard way this weekend when a power outage in Northern Virginia took down Amazon Web Services’ East Coast hub. Popular sites such as Pinterest and Netflix were among […] Continue reading

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How to build your best test

In my last post, I covered why the cloud represents a golden opportunity to perform capacity planning. Although the cloud provides an ideal environment for capacity planning, don’t make the mistake of viewing it through rose-colored glasses. You still have to make sure you have a proper test harness set up and the right testing […] Continue reading

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