Test Perspective - the effective web load testing tool
06/03/2010

Important step forward in the world of self service Web site load testing and strengthens Keynote's comprehensive set of capabilities for providing enterprise organizations with the actionable outside-the-firewall data and insights required for optimizing online end-user experience.

Online PR News – 03-June-2010 – – Test Perspective 3.0 is a Cost-Effective, Completely Self Service Web Site Load Testing Tool; Compare Variability of Site Response Times and Availability to Increasing Amounts of Site Traffic

-- "Glance and Go" Interface Redesigned From Ground Up to Have Your Team Easily Up to Speed in Minutes, Not Days or Weeks

-- Test Perspective 3.0 Delivers a Fast and Reliable Way to Simulate the Arrival of Up to 30,000 Simultaneous Site Visitors From Outside the Firewall; No Need for Software Licenses, Hosting Arrangements or Consultants

-- FREE Load Testing Offer: Try Test Perspective 3.0 Absolutely FREE; Trial Account Includes 3,000 Virtual User Minutes for Two Weeks

Keynote(R) Systems /quotes/comstock/15*!keyn/quotes/nls/keyn (KEYN 9.96, -0.04, -0.40%) , the global leader in on-demand mobile and Internet test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience, today announced the immediate availability of Test Perspective(R) 3.0, a new version of the company's cost-effective, completely self service Web site load testing tool redesigned from the ground up to have pre-deployment readiness and Web operations teams, developers and QA testers, business owners and third-party providers all up to speed in minutes, not days or weeks. The streamlined and higher-capacity system includes guided workflows that take the guesswork out of configuring a Web site load test run and built-in demonstration scripts for rapid success, allowing customers to conduct their first Web site load test against Keynote's practice site in less than 15 minutes.

Keynote Test Perspective 3.0 is an important step forward in the world of self service Web site load testing and strengthens Keynote's comprehensive set of capabilities for providing enterprise organizations with the actionable outside-the-firewall data and insights required for optimizing online end-user experience. The depth and breadth of Keynote's mobile and Web performance test and measurement solutions are increasingly critical requirements for any enterprise as Web 2.0 and cloud computing models, mobile and Web applications and e-commerce all grow in popularity and complexity.

"Keynote Test Perspective 3.0 allows you to focus on what to test and not on setting up infrastructure. There is no complex infrastructure to install or learn and your team is free to focus on the most important ingredients of load testing including identifying which customer-facing features of your application to stress and on creating scripts that exercise those features exactly as your users will," said Vik Chaudhary, vice president of product management and corporate development at Keynote. "Web site load testing has never been this cost-effective, self-service, fast and easy," continued Chaudhary.

"IT organizations, small and large, increasingly struggle to find flexible ways to evaluate Web transaction performance from outside their firewalls -- sometimes renting Points of Presence to place their own synthetic transaction testing at real cost in administrative time as well as money," said Jim Frey, research director at Enterprise Management Associates. Frey continued, "Keynote's versatile, self-service approach is perfect for Q/A and operations professionals seeking to evaluate application performance and readiness across a broad and diverse geography with full support for a wide variety of systems, application, and end-station requirements."

Background on Keynote Test Perspective 3.0

Test Perspective 3.0 is a Web performance testing product that compares the variability of site response times and availability to increasing amounts of site traffic, or "load." Keynote's completely self service solution allows your team to quickly and reliably simulate the arrival of up to 30,000 simultaneous visitors to your Web application from outside your firewall, without the need for software licenses, hosting arrangements or consultants. Scheduling, conducting and analyzing results of tests are all done 'in-house' by your team, making Test Perspective 3.0 the most nimble and cost-effective solution of its kind. With the new version of Keynote's completely self service load testing tool, companies can put their network infrastructure and Web, application and database servers to the test, leveraging Keynote virtual users before real users arrive. You watch in real time as virtual users expose symptoms of system overload.

Features At A Glance:

-- Rely upon consistent load generation and performance monitoring from dedicated systems on the Keynote Global Network. Keynote never relies upon capacity from shared servers and does not use populations of end-user desktops that can change from test to test.

-- With Keynote Test perspective 3.0, Keynote has tripled its self-service load testing capacity to 30,000 virtual users. Companies can now simultaneously originate load from any combination of Keynote's US-West Coast, US-East Coast or Western Europe locations.

-- Monitor results from 16 geographic locations, hosted on a diverse range of ISPs and dispersed globally across Keynote's test and measurement network.

-- Flexible Virtual User Minute credit system allows you to conduct tests of various sizes and durations and even abort partial tests, yet only consume credits for the actual capacity used in each minute of the test. No more hourly blocks or maximum virtual user-based pricing.

-- Unique six step "glance and go" guided workflow makes configuring each test run easy. You simply select your scripts, select your load level, select load generating agents, select monitoring agents, select speeds and schedule your test.

-- Available Keynote Diagnostic Services (KDS) Script Design Service empowers your team to collaborate with Keynote's scripting experts, yet remain in control of the scripting and testing process. Your team develops skills and self-sufficiency, while moving at the speed of the Web.

FREE Load Testing Offer:

Keynote is also offering a risk-free trial of Test Perspective 3.0. You can try it absolutely FREE and run load tests at no cost to you. The trial account includes 3,000 Virtual User (VU) minutes that you can use for any type of load test, over a period of two weeks. Getting started is easy and fast. Simply go to http://bit.ly/tspoffer, complete a brief sign-up process and Keynote will setup your FREE load testing account.

Pricing & Availability

Test Perspective 3.0's Virtual User Minute pricing starts at $2,000 for 100,000 Virtual User Minutes. A test running for twenty minutes with an average of one-thousand users simultaneously visiting a site would consume 20,000 Virtual User Minutes. Keynote Diagnostic Services (KDS) Script Design Service is available at $400 per script (for most scripts).

Test Perspective 3.0 is available immediately.

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About Keynote

Keynote Systems (NASDAQ:"KEYN") is the global leader in on-demand test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience. For over a decade, Keynote has been providing measurement data and testing capabilities that allow companies to understand and improve their customers' online and mobile experience. Keynote has four test and measurement businesses: Web performance, mobile quality, streaming & VoIP and customer experience/UX.

Known as The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority(TM), Keynote has a market-leading infrastructure of 3,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 240 locations around the world. Keynote's 2,800 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies including American Express, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vodafone and YouTube.

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

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