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IDC Names SOASTA as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing and Application Software Quality SaaS 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis

SOASTA®, Inc., a leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced that the company has been named a leader for cloud testing in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing and ASQ SaaS 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis – Enabling Business Agility and Quality in the Cloud” report. SOASTA was identified as being disruptive for its cost-effective value proposition to the enterprise compared with traditional performance testing and potential validation support the company can offer to businesses moving to cloud-based or as-a-service models. The IDC MarketScape also noted SOASTA was well positioned as a best-of-breed vendor and leading innovator in the cloud testing arena.

“SOASTA pioneered the concept of cloud testing to make scalable, real world testing possible for Enterprise companies,” said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. “Companies are focused on optimizing the user experience for their customers. By delivering cloud based testing and evolving our technologies for mobile devices and the analysis of real users, SOASTA helps deliver billions of great user experiences. We are pleased that IDC recognizes our leadership which is a product of our innovative technologies, great customers and partners and strong company execution.”

“Organizations must quickly evolve, test and deploy software on multi-modal platforms – from web to mobile to social to cloud -- which drives pressing demand for cloud testing as a 'killer app' for application lifecycle management,” said Melinda Ballou, IDC Program Director for Application Lifecycle Management. “Adaptive provisioning of infrastructure is key for businesses, given the need for software releases in complex environments that may also have compute-intensive demands for social engagement and/or big data analytics. SOASTA's customer success delivering critical capabilities, varied deployment options, effective partnerships, flexible and affordable pricing (compared with high end alternatives) were factors that contribute to IDC’s placement of SOASTA as a leader in this MarketScape.”

According to the report, SOASTA’s position as a leader for enterprise ASQ is a result of “its strength in cloud-based testing and evolving mobile support,” as well as its ability to support new and emerging technologies, resulting in successful deployments. SOASTA’s CloudTest Platform “offers a dynamically scalable testing solution to simulate Web-based traffic loads – scalable to over 1,000,000 concurrent user sessions” and can “support load generation from more than 500,000 cloud-based servers distributed across locations worldwide.”

The functionality that was most important to customers IDC spoke with was the ability to generate the amount of load cloud capability from outside their network with an overall view of what was happening. “Cost savings according to one retail organization using SOASTA was an estimated $30,000 in revenue on the first hour of launch. This represents revenue that would otherwise have been lost due to problems that would have brought the company's site down, as well as potential for lost customers.” SOASTA’s references also praised the availability and flexibility of core resources within SOASTA for additional support, as needed.

IDC noted that SOASTA’s “excellent partner program to augment the company's offerings ranges from targeted testing providers to major cloud hosting providers and also to systems integrators (like IBM and CSC) and technology partners like Microsoft and CA Technologies.” The report also notes SOASTA’s Platform’s adaptability in providing for “flexible access to scalable infrastructure"” and support for the “different levels and needs of customer requirements,” including CloudTest, TouchTest, CloudTest On-Demand, mPulse, and the free CloudTest Lite version.

A free excerpt of the IDC MarketScape may be downloaded HERE.

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. The complete “Worldwide Cloud Testing and ASQ SaaS 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis – Enabling Business Agility and Quality in the Cloud”, doc #237597, February 2013 is available from IDC HERE.

About SOASTA

SOASTA is a leader in cloud and mobile testing. Its web and mobile test automation solution, CloudTest and TouchTest enables developers, QA professionals and IT operations teams to test with unprecedented speed, scale and precision. The innovative product set streamlines test creation, automates provisioning and execution, and distills analytics to deliver actionable intelligence faster. With SOASTA, companies can have confidence that their applications will perform as designed, even in peak traffic. SOASTA’s customers include many of today’s most successful brands including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information about SOASTA, please visit www.soasta.com.

SOASTA is a registered trademark of SOASTA, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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