November 17, 2009 08:00 ET

SOASTA Leverages the Cloud to Test 1,000,000 Users on MySpace

SOASTA Enables Web-Scale Testing of New MySpace Video Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, and MySpace today announced a significant test of the newly launched MySpace Music Videos hub using the Cloud. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the experience of their online community, MySpace, working with their delivery partner, Utopia Solutions, used SOASTA's CloudTest™ On-Demand service to simulate 1,000,000 users concurrently navigating their website. The test required 780 servers. MySpace leveraged CloudTest's comprehensive analytics, displayed as the test was running, to identify points of stress in their infrastructure in real time.

As the world's largest online music community and now one of the most compelling and comprehensive music video platforms on the web, MySpace is known for its rich content and user experience. MySpace constantly measures and analyzes key performance indicators to ensure that the web site scales effectively and provides the best user experience possible.

"We could never have performed a test of this size using traditional load testing methods," said Alex Maghen, Chief Technology Officer at MySpace. "By using CloudTest, we were able to more accurately simulate, measure and analyze our expected user traffic. SOASTA's Performance Engineer became like a member of our team, and by using the CloudTest service we had no learning curve and could easily work within our schedule."

SOASTA's CloudTest On-Demand leverages the Cloud to assure and tune performance and reliability through real world load tests simulating thousands to millions of users accessing websites over time or simultaneously. As a full-service offering, SOASTA's customers simply describe the web user business process, such as logging in to an account, finding friends or browsing content. SOASTA's team of experienced performance engineers build the tests, provision the complete cloud environment, execute the tests, and work with customers in real-time to analyze, fix and tune a site's performance.

"Web performance has a direct impact on business performance, and with a site that includes a great deal of rich video content and functionality, MySpace needs to scale when they experience increased traffic," said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. "MySpace had never run a load test of this size until cloud testing made it possible. As companies such as MySpace continue to expand the richness of their site, an on-demand, scalable cloud test provides them with the most accurate way to measure their performance, accelerates the time to resolve issues, and ensures confidence in the reliability of their website."


SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's Web applications and services perform in a highly reliable, scalable, and predictable manner. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest™, is available as an on-demand service that leverages Cloud networks or as an appliance (virtual and hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their Web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load and Performance testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

About MySpace

MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, games, and the world's largest music community. MySpace is a division of News Corporation. (NASDAQ: NWS) (NASDAQ: NWSA) (ASX: NWS) (ASX: NWSLV)

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