Apica Systems provides load tests and web performance optimization to City Cloud customers

The following is an article on performance and load testing.

"Today Apica Systems, one of the world’s leading load and performance optimization companies, joins the City Cloud service provider program. Apica will deliver cloud application testing and performance monitoring services to all customers. Enterprises as well as smaller companies all have the need to deliver high quality service online. Apica offer City Cloud customers to test and measure performance of their web sites and web applications. Be alerted ( iphone, sms/mail) when your site or web application are slow/ down and also get period based reports of your web sites response times and down time.

451 Group estimates that the European cloud computing market will exceed 4 billion USD in 2013. With the explosion of cloud based computing the need to understand and monitor quality of service increases dramatically. By allowing all parts of the company to monitor if SLAs are met and if a product or solution can scale properly, Apica delivers great business advantages.

Apica has long been a leader in this field. By providing a suite of products that range from monitoring to proactive testing of both load and general performance Apica creates key performance indicators that are becoming crucial to any business. By combining Apica LoadTest and Apica WebPerformance a company can rest assured it will handle the load it was designed for and do so over time.

- There is a great need for understanding how to scale properly as well as monitor performance over time in a leading cloud computing platform such as City Cloud. Together with City Network we can help thousands of companies gain a competitive advantage by delivering better quality of service and improved experience, says Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica Systems.

- Apica brings an invaluable service to our customers. With performance and zero downtime being crucial for every company – Apica will help our customers gain a true understanding of how their applications perform. We are delighted that our customers will have a chance to always know they deliver the best online experience says, Johan Christenson, CEO of City Network.

City Cloud is a leading cloud computing platform with more than 1000 companies using the service for their IT needs.

Apica is a leading provider of load testing and web performance monitoring solutions that test, monitor and optimize cloud and mobile applications. More than 250 customers, including Newsday, PricewaterhouseCoopers, eBay Sweden, Thomas Cook/VING, DN and SJ use Apica for the highest possible performance standards globally and in the cloud.

Apica’s products are uniquely designed for cloud infrastructure and have performed some of the largest published load tests ever conducted. Apica WebExcellence Suite includes Apica LoadTest, Apica WebPerformance and Apica WebOverload, for testing applications for maximum capacity, real-time performance, improved load times and protection from peak load. Apica was founded in 2005 and is based both in Stockholm, Sweden and Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in the UK. To learn more about Apica, visit http://www.apicasystem.com.

About City Network

With more than 10000 customers across Europe City Network is one of the leading European hosting companies. Core services include cloud hosting, dedicated environments as well as shared hosting and domain services. City Network also provides high end backup services viawww.onlinebackup.io. City Cloud is the cloud computing brand which you can read more about at www.citycloud.eu. You can find more information about City Network at: www.citynetworkhosting.com"

A good article about load and performance testing.

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