Apica joins partners in the cloud to improve application performance

If you’ve been paying attention to our press releases for the past few months, you’ve no doubt seen that we’ve been partnering with some of the leaders in web, mobile, and cloud services. We’re thrilled to bring our performance monitoring and load testing tools to a growing number of cloud and application environments to improveRead More

Recapping ‘A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization’ webinar

Last month, EMA Research Director Julie Craig and I conducted our webinar, “A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Coming.” If you weren’t able to attend, here’s some of what you missed. Detailed explanation on why traditional thinking just won’t cut it for performance management. Due to today’s high-performanceRead More

What’s next for cloud application optimization?

You’ve depended on load testing and web monitoring to optimize cloud applications for years. But what if a technology came along that rivaled everything you thought you knew? Let us tell you what’s next for cloud application optimization in our webinar, “A Fresh Approach to Cloud Application Optimization: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Coming.”Read More

Apica hires Palak Patel to grow U.S. footprint

I’m pleased today to introduce you to Palak Patel, the newest member of Apica. Palak joins Apica as the Vice President of U.S. Sales and will be leading the company’s U.S. expansion efforts. Before joining Apica, Palak held various technical and sales-related positions at Akamai. Check out the press release we issued to read moreRead More

Apica announces successful Series C financing

We are excited to share with you that we have raised $5 million in new financing from SEB Venture Capital along with our existing Swedish investors, Industrifonden, ALMI Invest, and KTH Chalmers Capital. We will be putting this funding to use for product development, marketing support, and expanding server and testing capacity for our cloudRead More

How much have cloud failures cost us?

Last week, the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR) released a study that calculated the impact of cloud outages on the economy. The research, which tracked downtime in the market since 2007, had some startling results: In the past five years, we’ve seen 568 hours of downtime at 13 well-known cloud services, whichRead More

Storm takes down Amazon Web Services, Pinterest and Netflix with it

Why should you load test a cloud application? Easy: To test the failover function of your cloud provider. A few organizations and websites learned this lesson the hard way this weekend when a power outage in Northern Virginia took down Amazon Web Services’ East Coast hub. Popular sites such as Pinterest and Netflix were amongRead More

Cloud computing gives you a golden opportunity for capacity planning

No matter how well your system is put together, you can’t really know how it will perform under stress until you test it. The dynamics of cloud computing allow you to gauge your system’s limits through capacity planning in a way that was never possible before. Now, you can go beyond a simple stress testRead More