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Apica Joins Growing Cloud And Mobile Testing Portal Rush

Written by  Sudheer Raju | 31 December 2012
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apicaApica, a Stockholm and California based load testing and performance monitoring provider, has introduced ApicaLoadTest.com, a new load testing portal that brings together the tools, premium load generation testing networks, and professional experts to initiate on-demand cloud, mobile, and enterprise load tests for up to 2 million concurrent users.

There is certainly a rush from testing vendors to make their testing products scalable to cloud and mobile in last few months. Apica has enriched its existing load testing portfolio with acquisition of ProxySniffer towards middle of this year and still offers a free 20 user license for the product.

Powered by Apica ProxySniffer, the company is offering four flavours for load testing viz. Internal Testing, Pure Cloud Testing, Apica LoadTest Self Service and Apical LoadTest Full Service. While Internal Testing allows to generate loads of upto 100,000 virtual concurrent users, Pure cloud Testing loads upto 200,000 served from AWS data centers with a pay-as-you-go pricing model powered by good old ProxySniffer.

Apica LoadTest Self-Service and Full-Service options allow to create and store scripts for load testing on Apica's premium testing network and Management service respectively. Full-Service can reach a very high usage of upto 2 million virtual users.

Apica sure stands out in comparison to other services launched recently like CloudPerform from Orasi Software or CloudMonkey from Gorilla Logic with an ability to conduct tests from behind a firewall, AWS data centers or from its own premium testing network of over 50 worldwide physical and virtual locations. The company has already been exposing its cloud based services via its partnership with Eucalyptus, the most widely used on-premise cloud computing platform based on AWS compatible API's. For users looking for options, alternatively one another service that really hits the notes of SaaS based load testing is AgileLoad.


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Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.

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