Blue Sands Technologies

Blue Sands Technologies
Keynote Systems Inc.

August 30, 2010 14:51 ET

Blue Sands Technologies and Keynote Systems Inc. Announce Expansion of Web Load Testing Network Across Canada

Web Businesses Benefit From Additional Canadian Test Sites in Order to More Accurately Simulate True End User Experience

- Blue Sands Technologies, Provider of Canadian Web Load Testing Services, in Partnership With U.S.-Based Keynote Systems Inc., Now Generating Web Site Load From Six Canadian Cities

- Web Load Testing Network Provides Companies With a More Realistic Picture of the End-User Experience for Canadian Customers

- Enterprise-Level Performance Monitoring Services Made Affordable for Small and Medium-Size Canadian Companies

TORONTO, ONTARIO and SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2010) - Blue Sands Technologies, a leading Canadian provider of performance monitoring and capacity management services, and Keynote Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:KEYN),the global leader in solutions for continuously improving the Internet and mobile experience, are expanding their Web load testing partnership to include four more key locations across Canada. Blue Sands Technologies and Keynote announced today that this unique network now includes sites in Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, and Regina, in addition to established sites in Vancouver and Toronto. With this growing network, Blue Sands Technologies and Keynote are currently the only companies generating Website load across Canada, allowing Canadian and US companies to realistically simulate what their Canadian customers experience.

With the continued build-out of its Canadian load testing capabilities, in partnership with Blue Sands Technologies, Keynote has underscored its strong commitment to the load testing market and its belief in the value of LoadPro 2.0. Keynote's LoadPro 2.0 is a greatly enhanced version of the company's powerful Web site load testing solution delivered as a turnkey managed consulting service, now with the capability to simulate the arrival of more than a million concurrent users to a Web site.

Blue Sands Technologies has been working closely with U.S.-based Web and mobile performance leader Keynote Systems Inc. for many years. As their partner in the Canadian Web load testing network, Keynote's powerful load testing solution LoadPro 2.0 perfectly complements Blue Sands Technologies' expertise and experience in providing performance and capacity planning services to both large and small Canadian companies.

With more and more Canadian companies depending on their Web business for key revenue, accurate and realistic load testing from the end user perspective is becoming critical. Companies simply can't afford lost sales due to poor site performance. With Blue Sands Technologies' and Keynote Systems' expanded Canadian load testing partnership, Canadian companies can now take advantage of load testing services designed just for them, while US-based companies can now assure optimal performance of their Web sites for their Canadian site visitors.

Jeff Holland, president of Blue Sands Technologies, explains. "We're providing a truly Canadian solution for any company with a significant Canadian customer base. With our newly expanded network, Canadian companies can get an even more accurate picture of their users' experience," he says. "And we focus on making performance monitoring and capacity management services affordable for the many small and mid-size companies across Canada. Load testing isn't just being done by the large corporations anymore - all Web-based companies are realizing they need to ensure their site performance is up to snuff."

AnshuAgarwal, VP of Marketing for Keynote Systems Inc., says: "Keynote is proud to provide our customers with the most accurate and realistic Web load testing solution on the market. With the expansion of our Canadian load testing network into four more important Canadian locations we can now offer Canadian-based companies and companies with significant Canadian traffic an even more accurate portrayal of peak Website loads, so their operations teams can be prepared for the busiest days of the year."

About Blue Sands Technologies

Blue Sands Technologies (BST) provides subscription based Performance and Capacity Management solutions to small and midsized companies throughout Canada, the United States, and the UK. BST has years of experience providing performance and load testing services to large enterprises and they now provide that expertise to the midmarket in a way that is affordable, flexible, and provides real and tangible benefit.

Our A3 Services package includes load testing, performance monitoring and capacity management services, all available on a subscription basis. You get just the services you need, just when you need them. Our extensive knowledge combined with our partnership with Keynote Systems and our advanced testing and monitoring tools, means you can trust us to help you make the right decisions for your business.

Blue Sands Technologies is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and can be reached at or by phone at +1 (877) 258-7637.

About Keynote

Keynote Systems (NASDAQ:KEYN) is the global leader in solutions for continuously improving the Internet and mobile experience.Founded in 1995, Keynote provides testing, monitoring and measurement products and services for a variety of enterprises such as online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. Keynote products and services help companies improve customer experience in four areas: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming & VoIP, and online usability testing.

Known as The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™, Keynote has a market-leading "on-demand" infrastructure of over 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 240 locations and 160 metropolitan areas around the world. Keynote's 2,800 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies including American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

Keynote Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.

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