SaaS

Cloud-based Performance Testing for Websites and Web Applications


Why Load Testing and Web Performance is Necessary for SaaS

SaaS, also known as Software as a Service companies, live within the cloud. This means that they must be able to manage high traffic volume and that they can always be accessed on any device in any place.This is why load testing is essential for such businesses. They need to know that there services will be able to seamlessly reach their clients without any issues occurring, that all of their features will be accessible to the businesses that they serve, and that those businesses will be able to reap SaaS benefits to their fullest potential. Upholding SLAs and having a high performing application is critical to winning deals and satisfying customers.

The demand for SaaS load testing has gone up as these applications become more necessary to all sorts of businesses. Worldwide revenue in the SaaS sector is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2015, as more and more companies are looking to the cloud for their business-related needs. With the increase in availability as well as the necessity for these systems to be deployed quickly, the urgency to make sure that they can keep up with current and expected demand increases exponentially. With this comes the inevitability that SaaS businesses will have to grow its infrastructure in order to keep up with demand. After scaling, SaaS systems should be able to both function to the level of the amount of customers it had before it grew as well as the amount predicted as it grows. The trick is to make sure that your applications can scale while at the same time meeting defined SLAs.

In order to know how your cloud service will perform under stress, you need to test and monitor it from outside the cloud. SaaS companies that understand the need of their sites to run smoothly also know the value of load testing as well as defining when they need to scale by purchasing servers and upgrading infrastructure. Finally, they need to ensure that customers will be able to access their services anywhere in the world on any device including through mobile applications.

By load testing real loads from outside the cloud you can objectively measure availability, load balancing, latency, as well as the experience a user will have when using your service. Load testing can be done over all major clouds and in more than 50 locations across the globe. This way SaaS companies can get coverage and results which are comprehensive in scale. Using proactive monitoring, they can precisely know when an application is slowing down and then and fix any problems such as bottlenecks before customers notice. Uptime alarms and response time alerts can be set up in order to make sure SLAs are being met.

In order to ensure the best quality of service for their customers, SaaS companies must consistently load test and monitor. As demand for these services increases and more and more users will be looking to cloud services in the future, these business must stay up to par to give their customers the best service and user experience possible.

Website Testing Solutions

Analyze online performance and pinpoint bottlenecks in your application or website before they impact business. Apica provides the tools to test your site to the limit!

  • Unlimited tests, one fixed price
  • High Capacity on-demand: Scale to millions of concurrent users
  • Complete Mobile Support: LoadTest iOS & Android applications
  • 50+ Global testing locations
  • Cloud capacity planning and website testing

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Keep Tabs on Web Performance

Poor performance can mean the difference between a loyal customer and a bad review; a wildly successful app and one that never gets off the ground. Apica provides unmatched visibility into your mission critical web assets with powerful, user-centric metrics that matter.

  • 24/7 Synthetic Performance Monitoring simulates customer interactions and user flows
  • Real Browser Monitoring: Chrome, Firefox, IE
  • Full iOS & Android Support
  • 200+ global monitoring locations