Apica Releases New Monitoring and Performance Measuring Service

The following is an article on performance testing by Deepika Mola.

"Apica, a premier load testing and performance-monitoring provider for cloud and mobile applications, has introduced a revolutionary new monitoring and performance measuring service, called the Apica AzureCheck.

The newly announced Apica AzureCheck has been designed specifically for Microsoft's (News - Alert) cloud service, Azure.

Offered at no cost for a 30 day trial period, Apica AzureCheck contains a fully integrated function check of the web application "from outside" via Apica's standard application monitoring service. It gives users control of how individual instances of Azure load and integrates support for dynamic scaling of new instances at load.

Apica AzureCheck helps to measure response times and application functionality from any place around the world.

Officials said that users will benefit from this service by combining three operations that normally require separate consultancy work or separate programs, Azure Server "Vital Signs" monitoring, application function and application response time and also dynamic scaling of new instances based on load.

Operating in the cloud, Azure is a scalable environment used to deploy and run services and/or to store data.

Microsoft has invested heavily in several types of cloud services and has adapted a number of its products for the Azure service platform.

"Azure is a very powerful platform that is growing quickly in popularity. We are delighted to offer the industry our world-leading performance solution tailored especially for Azure. Effective response time measurements, load testing, capacity planning and support for dynamic scaling are just some of the features that Apica can now offer Azure users," said Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica.

In related news, Technology Marketing Corporation announced that the Load Testing channel, sponsored by Apica, has been launched as the newest addition to the TMCnet channel program.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page."

A good article by Deepika Mola on performance testing.