SOASTA is a load and performance testing company based in Mountain View, CA that provides services to test websites and web applications. Their solution portfolio includes mobile performance testing, continuous load testing, real user monitoring, and cloud testing.
The SOASTA CloudTest product performs cloud-based website testing by simulating thousands of users visiting a website simultaneously. SOASTA leverages the Amazon EC2 platform to perform this simulation. They also offer real user monitoring (mPulse), mobile application testing (TouchTest), and other complimentary services.
The company has raised a total of $75 million in equity funding across 8 rounds. In 2010, The Wall Street Journal selected them as a “Top 50” Venture-back company and they now have around 250 employees.
SOASTA is partnered with over 40 CSPs that allow them to test real user experiences from around the world. They have access to an arsenal of 6 million servers in 95 locations on 7 continents, making it one of the largest testing platforms in the world.
SOASTA offers 3 pricing plans; Lite, On-Demand, and Enterprise. The Lite version is free and includes minimal features like 100 virtual users, 1 load generator, and basic infrastructure monitoring. On-Demand plans start at $2500 and can deliver millions of virtual users, 40+ cloud locations, and a large suite of testing and deployment features. Enterprise plans are custom and built for companies who require constant monitoring. Contracts are annual and billed by the hour, month, year in tiers based on max concurrent virtual users.
For mPulse real user monitoring, pricing starts at $99/month for 5 users and 1 million beacons. Enterprise plans are also custom with no limit on the number of users or beacons, plus A/B testing and additional metrics and alerts.
mPulse is SOASTA real user monitoring product that allows you to see how end user performance effects engagement and ROI. It supports AngularJS, Ember.js, Backbone.js, and iOS and Android native apps.
CloudTest is their flagship product. With CloudTest you can build realistic test scenarios using real user data, and then deploy, analyze, and optimize your websites performance. The visual test environment is the best in the industry and provides real-time analytics to give you a streaming view of all your performance data while tests are running.
TouchTest is their mobile-specific testing product used to automate regression testing and monitor mobile performance of apps and their effect on device CPU, memory, batter, and location, all from the cloud.