SOASTA

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SOASTA Inc.
Private
Industry Software Testing
Founder Ken Gardner (Executive Chairman)
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, United States of America
Key people
Tom Lounibos (CEO)
Number of employees
200
Website soasta.com
Footnotes / references
[1]

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

It is a provider of cloud-based testing solutions, 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]

History[edit]

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 Red Herring as a Top 100 North America Tech Startup.[17]

In December 2011, SOASTA raised $12 M in funding led by The Entrepreneurs’ Fund, with participation from prior investors Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures, and Pelion Venture Partners. This brings SOASTA’s total funding to $33 million. [18]

In October 2012, SOASTA became a Professional Services partner with ProtoTest.[19][20]

In October 2012, SOASTA acquired LogNormal, the leading performance measurement company delivering real user measurement and monitoring for mobile and web applications. [21]

In August 2013, SOASTA raised $30 M in Series E funding with new investors Macquarie Capital and ROTH Capital, joining Canaan Partners, Formative Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners in the round. SOASTA has now raised $63 million [22]

Products[edit]

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.
  • mPulse - Using Real User Monitoring (RUM), mPulse captures and aggregates the performance and engagement metrics.[23]

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites".[24][25]
  • 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites".[26][27]
  • 2014 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies [28]
  • Red Herring as a Top 100 North America Tech Startup [29]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "CrunchBase - SOASTA". Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bowles, Jerry (October 19, 2006). "SOASTA Founder Talks SOA and Services". www.webpronews.com. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ King, Rachael (December 14, 2007). "Tech: Let Us Serve You". BusinessWeek. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ Krill, Paul (January 28, 2009). "Cloud computing shapes up as big trend for 2009". InfoWorld. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ "SOASTA to Provide Industry's First Browser-Based Web UI / Ajax Testing Solution". PR Newswire. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "SOASTA Leverages the Cloud to Test 1,000,000 Users on MySpace". November 17, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ Barnitzke, Armin (July 2008). "Soasta bringt das Webtesting in die Cloud". Computer Zeitung. Retrieved February 12, 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ Murphy, Thomas (June 30, 2008). "Soasta Is First To Bring Testing to the Cloud". Gartner. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  9. ^ Hall, Mark (February 26, 2007). "Orchestrate SOA app tests". Computerworld. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Cloud computing company Soasta gets $6.4M". bizjournals. September 8, 2008. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  11. ^ SOASTA. "Press Release: SOASTA Performs 500th Test in the Cloud". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Mountain View's Soasta names CEO". bizjournals. September 11, 2006. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  13. ^ Croll, Alistair (September 8, 2008). "SOASTA Raises $6.4M to Test in the Cloud". GigaOM. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  14. ^ "SOASTA Teams With Savvis to Deliver Cloud Testing Service". MarketWatch. Retrieved February 12, 2009. 
  15. ^ "The Next Big Thing: The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies". Wall Street Journal. March 9, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  16. ^ "The 2010 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". AlwaysOn. May 22, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Top 100 North America Tech Startups". Red Herring. June 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  18. ^ "TechCrunch". December 2011. 
  19. ^ "DEMOgala 2012". October 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ "SOASTA Partners - ProtoTest". 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ "GigaOm". October 2012. 
  22. ^ "TechCrunch". August 2013. 
  23. ^ "mPulse Voted Best Real User Monitoring (RUM) Solution". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites". Gartner. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites". Gartner. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  28. ^ "2014 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". aonetwork.com. 
  29. ^ "Red Herring Top 100 Startup". Red Herring (magazine). 

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