August 28, 2008

QTRAX Leverages Cloud Computing to Achieve Breakthrough Load Test

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SOASTA, the leading provider of cloud-based testing solutions, and QTRAX, a new free digital music service, today announced a significant breakthrough in the load testing of web applications in the Cloud. SOASTA CloudTest Lab, running in Amazon EC2, simulated 100,000 virtual users against QTRAX's soon to be launched digital music service. The test required approximately 100 test servers that were located in SOASTA CloudTest Lab. SOASTA CloudTest Lab produced a complete set of performance analytics that provided QTRAX with metrics on how their web application responded under heavy load -- allowing them to optimize their application configuration far in advance of their public launch.

SOASTA CloudTest Lab, with access to over 1,000 test servers available on demand, enables companies of all sizes to quickly and affordably simulate high volumes of web traffic to test web site performance. What would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take weeks to execute, is now easily achievable within an hour and for a fraction of the cost.

"We anticipate our service to be extremely popular with traffic and music content from around the world. We needed an affordable testing solution to make sure we deliver according to our own and our future customers' expectations," said Christopher Roe, CTO, QTRAX. "SOASTA helped us to check and quantify the performance of our service so we can ensure a successful user experience no matter how heavy the traffic."

SOASTA CloudTest provides engineers with a 24x7x365 virtual test lab at their fingertips. The combination of a scalable hardware architecture with leading edge web testing technology enables the testing of every layer of a web application or service. It delivers immediate value, scales seamlessly up or down with testing needs, and does not require investment in a cost prohibitive testing infrastructure. SOASTA CloudTest natively supports every testing type including Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax.

"We are enabling a new way of testing with the combination of our SOASTA CloudTest solution and the virtual computing resources of cloud computing," said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. "A load test of this scale has never been done so quickly and affordably. As businesses continue to use the web as their main sales channel, cloud computing's on-demand, scalable infrastructure is key in the way we develop, deploy and manage web applications."


SOASTA, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based testing solutions. SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's web applications and services perform in a high quality, scalable, and predictable manner. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest(TM), is available as an on demand virtual test lab in the cloud or as an appliance (virtual or hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load, Performance, Functional, and Web UI/Ajax testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit or contact [email protected] for a Webex demonstration.

About QTRAX (

QTRAX ( is an innovative, legal digital music service that is free to fans. QTRAX showcases an innovative ad-supported delivery model that easily directs revenue back to artists and rights holders. QTRAX is available for browsing now and soon will provide fans with access to a colorful and diverse catalog with millions of high-quality digital music files representing the broadest artist-based fan-directed array of products available anywhere. Based in New York City, QTRAX is a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corporation , a publicly traded technology holding company.

(C)SOASTA, Inc. 2008. SOASTA, SOASTA CloudTest, and SOASTA CloudTest Lab are trademarks of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


CONTACT: Lisa Bergamo of SOASTA, Inc., +1-650-380-9250,[email protected]

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