[Stockholm, Sweden, December 12, 2008.]
Swedish IT company Apica announces the launch of its new service for improved measurements of response times and up times of web sites and business critical web applications. The new service is a portal named Apica WebPerformance 2.0. Apica WebPerformance has new and extended capabilities to analyse response times and trends. Apica is a Swedish supplier of Internet based services for advanced performance tests and load tests of various web applications.
Apicas new service Apica WebPerformance measures availability of web sites, and their response times and up times. Many web sites have poor user response times, especially in times of high traffic. With Apica WebPerformance it is possible to see user response times, and present them in a way that facilitates trend analyses and analyses of how to improve both response times and up times on the entire web site and/or individual URL’s.
The new portal has a number of new functions and an entirely new and user friendly graphic interface. New functions have been developed for e.g. partners who get an opportunity to offer their clients new and extended hosting and operational services.
With this new service, Apica becomes one of the leading suppliers of services that measure and analyse availability and performance of business critical web applications. The new portal also opens up the possibility for partners to get a method and practical service to use for their customers’ benefits.
Measurements of response times is also important to control that operators live up to the agreed capacity according to Service Level Agreements.
Apica WebPerformance includes the following functions:
- Trend focus and options for individual configuration
- Improved status page with overview, trends, error occasions and SLA results
- New time and median graphs with comparative data
- Grouping of checks in business objects, e.g. booking, registering
- Qualification systems based on roles (suitable for large organisations)
- Powerful trend analysis of response times based on median times
- New detailed reports with SLA and response times broken down in per hour and period, including trend analyses
“An increasing number of companies and organisations are today primarily interested in being able to measure how the users of their web sites experience the sites’ business critical applications. We believe that this type of measurement will be a foundation for completely new payment models for development, operational and hosting services. We look at our service as a prerequisite for these new models to materialize”, said Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica.
Apica is a Swedish company that supplies Internet based services for advanced load tests and performance analyses of business critical web applications. The Apica Performance Platform verifies load levels and availability of web sites and their applications and server environments. Customers can with Apica’s services swiftly and effectively increase their web applications’ quality, availability and performance.
The company has an office in Solna just outside Stockholm, Sweden, approximately 40 measuring agents in the Nordic countries, Europe and the USA, and a load capacity of more than 4 GB synthetic Internet traffic from three load centers.
Apica was founded in 2005 by Sven Hammar, Johan Bengtsson and Niclas Tollgård. Sven Hammar is the company’s CEO. Apica’s clients include Apoteket (Sweden’s National Pharmacy), Sergel Kredittjänster, SMHI, TV4, SEMA (the Swedish Emergency Management Agency), Boxer, Avanza and Posten/Strålfors. Technology partners are ProxySniffer, Polopoly, Ownit and EPiServer. Integration partner is Kerfi.
For additional information please contact:
CEO, Apica AB
Phone: +46 8 555 830 30
Mobile: +46 735 05 90 68
Press Officer, Apica AB
Mobile: +46 70 341 46 53