PRNewswire: CYRANO Announces Release of OpenSTA, Free and Open Source Web Load Testing Architecture
Sep 28, 2000, 22:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"CYRANO today announced the availability of OpenSTA (Open System
Testing Architecture), a distributed software testing architecture
based on CORBA. By using OpenSTA, Project Managers and IT Staff
can generate load to any targeted system by realistically
simulating hundreds to thousands of virtual users through OpenSTA's
distributed architecture. Additionally, users of OpenSTA can
gather precise performance measurement and analysis on the system
under test, so that they can predict how their systems will behave
under unexpected growth rates in customer load. OpenSTA source code
and installable is now available on http://opensta.sourceforge.net.
OpenSTA is licensed under GNU GPL."
"This could not have come at a better time," said Noelle
Beaudin, Marketing Product Manager for OpenSTA. "Many DOTCOM and
DOTCORP companies have told us that their Web applications are
becoming an IT management crisis. The cost of downtime can be
enormous, and something which is clearly measurable, usually in big
dollar signs and lost customers."
"Reliability is a key concern to any business owner. The concern
about the reliability of their web applications, and the
reliability of the software they implement to analyze and test
those applications. Investing in a proprietary capture and replay
tool to simulate realistic load of thousands of virtual users may
be wasting money if the evolution of such a tool is not fast
enough. Open Source software has a proven reliability track record.
By releasing OpenSTA today, every business owner can now ensure the
quality and reliability of their applications, and the software
that they choose to analyze and test those applications."