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Industry Software Testing
Founder Ken Gardner (Executive Chairman)
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, United States of America
Key people
Tom Lounibos (CEO)
Number of employees
Footnotes / references

SOASTA, Inc. is a privately held[2] American technology company that provides digital performance management solutions for digital businesses to measure, optimize and test mobile, websites, and web applications.[3][4]

The SOASTA Digital Performance Management (DPM) Platform enables digital business owners to gain continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and web devices in real time and at scale. SOASTA has performed over 100 million tests, has measured more than 300 billion user experiences, and is trusted by industry leading brands, including 53 of the top 100 internet retailers, six of the Forbes top 10 media companies, and seven of the Forbes top 10 tech companies. SOASTA is s a provider of cloud-based testing services, and created a browser-based website performance optimization solution.[5] Website tests include load testing, software performance testing, functional testing and user interface testing. SOASTA provides cloud website testing with its load testing product CloudTest, which simulates hundreds of 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 and mobile applications.[9]

The SOASTA platform further enables digital businesses to gain continuous performance insight into real user experiences on mobile and web devices in real time and at scale, using real user monitoring technology coupled with its mPulse product. SOASTA serves mobile application testing needs through its product TouchTest, which provides functional mobile app testing automation for multi-touch, gesture-based mobile applications.


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]


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  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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  16. ^ "The 2010 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". AlwaysOn. 22-MAY-10. Retrieved 2010-07-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ "Top 100 North America Tech Startups". Red Herring. JUNE-10. Retrieved 2010-07-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  18. ^ "DEMOgala 2012". October 2012. Retrieved Jan 9, 2013. 
  19. ^ "SOASTA Partners - ProtoTest". 2013. Retrieved Jan 11, 2013. 

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