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Apica Releases LoadTest™ 2.8, a Powerful Load Testing Platform Featuring Integrations with TeamCity and AppDynamics

High-capacity load test service offering unlimited testing of cloud, web, and mobile applications is now fully integrated with TeamCity and AppDynamics, and features a new tool for managing test scenarios.

SANTA CLARA: O’REILLY VELOCITY CONFERENCE, Calif.—June 25, 2014—Apica, a leading performance testing and monitoring provider for cloud, web, and mobile applications has launched Apica LoadTest™ 2.8, a highly scalable, user-friendly load testing service with a host of new features. Apica’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provides massive scalability testing for web, cloud, and mobile applications, offering an industry-leading instant capacity of 2,000,000 concurrent virtual users for mobile and enterprise applications. The service provides unlimited, fast, and easily replicable load tests, eliminating the need for dedicated customer infrastructure and license costs.

The Apica LoadTest portal may be accessed anywhere, 24/7, and runs unlimited tests for a single fixed price. User simulations are based on session recordings or scripts, which are easily created using Selenium IDE and Apica ProxySniffer. As an added bonus, the same scripts used for stress testing in Apica LoadTest may be re-used for ongoing performance monitoring in Apica WebPerformance™, allowing customers to better monitor end-user experiences.

The latest enhancements to Apica LoadTest include:

New Functionality for Managing Test Scenarios
Apica LoadTest now features a Scenario Manager to group and tag all scenario-related files for easy searching and better overview. The Scenario Manager is particularly useful for customers who test a large number of scenarios or for those who test frequently, offering a more effective method of structuring and managing test scenarios.

TeamCity Integration – Automatic Load Testing with Trends Graphing
Run automatic load tests and trend results over time using the new TeamCity integration from Apica. Customers may run load tests as an action in TeamCity and then follow the performance of every release through TeamCity.

A TeamCity plugin in the LoadTest portal integrates continuous deployment testing directly into TeamCity, making it possible to run automatic load tests in the form of a build runner. The plugin initiates and monitors a load test from start to finish, after which it presents actionable results and statistics. The TeamCity integration allows the customer to run many different load tests based on a variety of build runs and view a trends graph for each pre-set name.

“Automation is a big thing for all companies. With our TeamCity integration, performance can be tracked over releases and potential issues spotted earlier in development, which increases the overall stability” said Erik Torlén, VP R&D Apica.

End-To-End AppDynamics Integration
Apica LoadTest supports automatic tagging so that tests may be tracked inside AppDynamics. This feature, combined with the new AppDynamics dashboard that includes Business Transactions and Snapshots, offers customers a complete, End-to-End view of tests performed.

Easily Shared, Dynamic Reports
Use “drag-n-drop” to add graphs, correlations, and create custom reports of load test results, which include metrics from internal server agents. Reports may then be shared in a popular format such as Word or PDF.

Google Protobuf and JUnit Support
Apica LoadTest supports testing of Google’s popular Protobuf and offers dynamic content handling. In addition, JUnit tests may be created as load tests inside ProxySniffer, allowing customers to re-use functional JUnit scenarios as load testing scenarios.

“Applications become increasingly complex, the need for on-demand load testing is at an all-time high,” said Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica. “We have created an easy to use load testing portal to meet the needs of professional testers and DevOps that want to load test applications. The portal comes with free access to scripting tools and our global network of test center locations, so users can test their application performance from locations around the world. Controlling and monitoring the effects of a load test over time will make your application faster and more stable”.

Apica is exhibiting at the O’Reilly Velocity 2014 Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif., June 25-26, at booth #418.

For a free Trial of Apica LoadTest with 100 VU sign up: www.apicasystem.com

About Apica
Apica provides powerful, best-in-class technology for optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. Apica offers companies and developers alike easy-to-use, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. For more information about how Apica provides the highest standards in cloud and mobile application performance management, please visit www.apicasystem.com.
Apica was founded in 2005 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden and Santa Monica, Calif. with offices in London and New York.

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Sven Hammar
CEO Apica

Phone: +46 (8) 400 273 27
Mail: sven.hammar@apicasystem.com

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