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Type Private
Industry Software Testing
Founder(s) Ken Gardner (Executive Chairman)
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, United States of America
Key people Tom Lounibos (CEO)
Employees 100
References: [1]

SOASTA, Inc. is a privately held[2] American technology company that provides services to test websites and web applications.[3][4]

It is a provider of cloud-based testing services, and created the industry's first browser-based website testing product.[5] Website tests include load testing, software performance testing, functional testing and user interface testing. SOASTA provides cloud website testing with their product CloudTest, which simulates thousands of users visiting a website simultaneously[6] using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service.[7][8] SOASTA allows customers to use predefined tests or create customized tests to automatically test their web applications.[9]


SOASTA was founded by Ken Gardner[2] and is based in Mountain View, California.[10] Tom Lounibos has been CEO[11] since September 2006.[12]

In September 2008, SOASTA raised USD $6.4 M in financing from Formative Ventures, Canaan Partners, and The Entrepreneur's Fund.[10][13]

In December 2008, SOASTA announced an alliance with SAVVIS to provide SAVVIS customer's with SOASTA's cloud testing services.[14]

In the first half of 2010, SOASTA was selected by The Wall Street Journal as a “Top 50” Venture-backed company,[15] by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner,[16] and by the Red Herring as a Top 100 North America Tech Startup.[17]

In October 2012, SOASTA became a Professional Services partner with ProtoTest.[18][19]

In October 2012, SOASTA acquired LogNormal, the leading performance measurement company delivering real user measurement and monitoring for mobile and web applications. [20]


SOASTA offer three main products:

  • CloudTest - Cloud Based Performance testing solution for web and mobile applications.
  • TouchTest - Delivers functional test automation capabilities for multi-touch, gesture-based mobile apps. TouchTest lets you capture and play back all possible actions and gestures and then run tests on your own private device cloud.
  • mPulse - Using Real User Monitoring (RUM), mPulse captures and aggregates the performance and engagement metrics most important to business in real time, giving the real user intelligence needed to correlate the impact of performance on the bottom line, take immediate action as required, and feed critical information back into the development lifecycle.[21]

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites".[22][23]
  • 2014 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies [24]
  • Red Herring as a Top 100 North America Tech Startup [25]


  1. ^ "CrunchBase - SOASTA". Retrieved Jan 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bowles, Jerry (October 19, 2006). "SOASTA Founder Talks SOA and Services". Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ King, Rachael (December 14, 2007). "Tech: Let Us Serve You". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  4. ^ Krill, Paul (January 28, 2009). "Cloud computing shapes up as big trend for 2009". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  5. ^ "SOASTA to Provide Industry's First Browser-Based Web UI / Ajax Testing Solution". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  6. ^ "SOASTA Leverages the Cloud to Test 1,000,000 Users on MySpace". November 17, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  7. ^ Barnitzke, Armin (July 2008). "Soasta bringt das Webtesting in die Cloud". Computer Zeitung. Retrieved 2009-02-12. [dead link]
  8. ^ Murphy, Thomas (30 June 2008). "Soasta Is First To Bring Testing to the Cloud". Gartner. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  9. ^ Hall, Mark (26-FEB-07). "Orchestrate SOA app tests". Computerworld. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  10. ^ a b "Cloud computing company Soasta gets $6.4M". bizjournals. September 8, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  11. ^ SOASTA. "Press Release: SOASTA Performs 500th Test in the Cloud". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  12. ^ "Mountain View's Soasta names CEO". bizjournals. September 11, 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  13. ^ Croll, Alistair (September 8, 2008). "SOASTA Raises $6.4M to Test in the Cloud". GigaOM. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  14. ^ "SOASTA Teams With Savvis to Deliver Cloud Testing Service". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  15. ^ "The Next Big Thing: The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies". Wall Street Journal. 09-MAR-10. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  16. ^ "The 2010 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". AlwaysOn. 22-MAY-10. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  17. ^ "Top 100 North America Tech Startups". Red Herring. JUNE-10. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  18. ^ "DEMOgala 2012". October 2012. Retrieved Jan 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ "SOASTA Partners - ProtoTest". 2013. Retrieved Jan 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ "GigaOm". October 2012. 
  21. ^ "mPulse Voted Best Real User Monitoring (RUM) Solution". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  22. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites". Gartner. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  23. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  24. ^ "2014 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". 
  25. ^ "Red Herring Top 100 Startup". Red Herring (magazine). 

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