February 01, 2012 09:00 ET

SOASTA Partners With OpTier to Help Bridge the Gaps in the Application Delivery Chain

Leading Solution Puts Dev, QA, Test and IT Operations on the Same Page for Web, Cloud and Mobile Application Performance

NEW YORK, NY and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - OpTier,, the leader in business transaction-driven application performance management, and SOASTA,, the leader in cloud testing, today announced a partnership to deliver a superior solution that aligns Dev, QA, Test and IT Operations to ensure the performance of cloud, web, and mobile applications. OpTier and SOASTA's actionable intelligence allows for effective communication and collaboration across the application delivery chain -- putting rapid problem identification, isolation and resolution into these traditionally siloed organizations. The joint solution helps clients create accurate cloud tests, compare load test scenarios and manage the performance of critical applications using a business transaction-driven approach.

Leveraging both OpTier's open BTM (Business Transaction Management) platform and SOASTA's testing platform, customers can now view relevant, real-time data, from production and QA, in a single dashboard. Underlying this visualization is OpTier's critical business transaction and application performance information that is always-on, assuring relevant intelligence that matters to QA and production managers is always up-to-date and accurate.

The SOASTA CloudTest Platform is the world's largest platform for testing the performance of Web and mobile applications at scale. Available in a range of options, from the free CloudTest Lite to fully managed On-Demand services, CloudTest's patented visual test creation, automated test server provisioning, and real-time analytics allow testing teams to execute performance tests with unparalleled speed and agility, whether testing internally or on the cloud.

OpTier's open BTM platform is cloud-ready out of the box with the ability to help clients assess, migrate and operate applications in the cloud. This includes a living topology that reflects always up-to-date application dependencies including those in hybrid cloud. Moreover, clients gain a comparison view to analyze changes between two time periods including the ability to compare load tests. Moreover, OpTier BTM platform gives the depth of resource consumption metrics tied to specific transactions to both gain a new valuable perspective on QA and help with provisioning applications once ready to deploy.

The Open BTM platform provides partners like SOASTA the flexibility and ease of integration to expand their offerings with OpTier's application performance management solution.

"SOASTA CloudTest® gives customers the performance intelligence they need, with rapid creation and editing of even the most complex tests," said Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO. "OpTier's recognized focus on assuring critical application performance is a perfect fit for us. We strive to help customers capture and present data in the most meaningful manner to improve their website, business transactions and mobile applications. This partnership further strengthens the capabilities and benefits of our offering."

"Businesses need end-to-end views of application performance to make meaningful improvements," said Motti Tal, co-founder and EVP marketing of OpTier. "Bringing together SOASTA's ability to cost-effectively deliver load with OpTier's innovative business transaction-driven approach to APM enables end-to-end visibility across the application lifecycle, helping to bridge the gap between traditional Development, QA/Test and Operations."


SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's websites and applications are highly reliable and scalable. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest®, delivers performance intelligence by capturing data about all the elements that impact a website and immediately turning it into actionable information. Leveraging a unique, real-time analytic engine built exclusively for testing web and mobile applications, SOASTA CloudTest enables quality assurance and development teams to test and monitor their websites under both typical and extreme traffic conditions, at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest is available on-demand or as an appliance. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

About OpTier

OpTier is the leader in business transaction-driven Application Performance Management (APM), assuring more business transactions every second than any other IT management vendor. OpTier's unique cross-silo business transaction approach automatically ties together the business process, end-user, application, data center and cloud perspectives, providing unmatched visibility. This automated approach in a single solution provides IT and the business actionable intelligence to manage application performance that drives business. Global customers protect revenue and improve client experience by eliminating outages, resolving problems 100 times faster and optimizing returns from existing IT investments. OpTier pioneered the concept that transactions are where IT and business meet and has been recognized as a leader in APM in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. For more information go to or follow OpTier on Twitter at

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