San Jose 10 Aug, 2009 Monitis Inc, a leading provider of enterprise-class systems management software as a service, announces a cloud-based SOAP testing service.
Today, Monitis has made the first cloud-based SOAP testing service available for on-demand Web services and applications load testing. This is the latest update for Monitis’ WebLoadTester testing suite, and is specifically intended for applications of Service Oriented Architecture. The suite offers SOAP load testing with simulated heavy traffic in real time, allowing webmasters to determine how performance can be optimized. This should lead to a better integration of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) applications and generally improved productivity. Test cycles will be shortened, and the development and delivery of complicated applications with minimal offline time will be greatly accelerated.
The term SOAP is short for Simple Object Access Protocol. It refers to the means by which structured information may be exchanged in computer networks to allow for web services to be offered. SOAP is the primary protocol for service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles that allows systems development and integration to proceed more smoothly, allowing functions to be provided as services to customers. The travel industry will see major benefits, just as one example, because any software engineer will now be able to pull services off the shelf to put together a complete suite of travel agent software. The finance industry and many others have had their development cycle similarly eased. WebLoadTester will analyze the efficiency and throughput of the delivery channel, as it operates beyond corporate firewalls.
Web-based applications in general, and Business-to-Business (B2B) applications in particular, usually have Service Level Agreements (SLAs). As an increasing number of business computer applications move onto the Web, many of them now exchange information with no interface through a Web browser. As an example, a travel agency may make a request from the airline’s Web server to determine whether a specific flight from Chicago to Dallas is available. A sample SLA might require that query to receive a response in no more than five seconds. Contractual penalties are often set if SLAs are violated. WebLoadTester helps both the service providers and users to be more confident in their applications’ availability and performance.
Performance engineers, architects, developers, DBAs, quality assurance testers, and many others have generally been required to test and improve the performance of Web-based enterprise applications. The company’s CEO, Hovhannes Avoyan believes that this task is now greatly simplified. “With SOAP testing on demand, Web developers, systems integrators, and enterprise service providers will not have to invest nearly as much time and effort in testing their software and hardware to ensure reliability” says Avoyan. Automated load testing usually requires a performance engineer to find the hardware to test, set up load agents on multiple computers, configure the load agents, run the tests, and compile the performance reports. With WebLoadTester test scenarios can be defined and executed within minutes, and the total cost of ownership of load testing tools will be significantly reduced. This service charges per the usage and hence there is no need to invest in very costly infrastructure.
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