SOASTA

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SOASTA Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware Testing
FoundersKen Gardner (Executive Chairman)
HeadquartersMountain View, CA, United States of America
Key peopleTom Lounibos (CEO)
Employees200
Websitesoasta.com
Footnotes / references
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SOASTA Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustrySoftware Testing
FoundersKen Gardner (Executive Chairman)
HeadquartersMountain View, CA, United States of America
Key peopleTom Lounibos (CEO)
Employees200
Websitesoasta.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 the 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:

Awards & Honors[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "CrunchBase - SOASTA". Retrieved Jan 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bowles, Jerry (October 19, 2006). "SOASTA Founder Talks SOA and Services". www.webpronews.com. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  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. ^ "TechCrunch". December 2011. 
  19. ^ "DEMOgala 2012". October 2012. Retrieved Jan 9, 2013. 
  20. ^ "SOASTA Partners - ProtoTest". 2013. Retrieved Jan 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ "GigaOm". October 2012. 
  22. ^ "TechCrunch". August 2013. 
  23. ^ "mPulse Voted Best Real User Monitoring (RUM) Solution". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  24. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites". Gartner. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 
  25. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  26. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites". Gartner. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  27. ^ "Gartner Magic Quadrant". SOASTA Inc. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  28. ^ "2014 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies". aonetwork.com. 
  29. ^ "Red Herring Top 100 Startup". Red Herring (magazine). 

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