Industry: Life Sciences
Implementing Performance Testing as a Service
Providing a turnkey performance testing function to accompany ongoing development efforts
Establish a performance testing function
A global life sciences company was preparing to launch a new customer engagement platform that provided product information as well as interactive educational content for users worldwide.
When fully rolled out, the system was expected to regularly experience loads of up to 1,000 concurrent users with spikes of up to 5,000 during events such as new product launches. Since the client team had not conducted performance testing in the past, they sought a referral from another internal team and were introduced to Utopia Solutions. Utopia was hired to provide a turnkey performance testing function.
Utopia developed a process to seamlessly integrate with the monthly release cycle using CloudTest from Akamai as the performance testing tool. CloudTest was the ideal solution because it allowed us to:
- Generate load from cloud locations across the globe to better emulate the expected use of the client’s platform.
- License the software in a “pay-as-you-go” model, so the client only paid for the time they used to execute the tests.