BlazeMeter, the continuous testing as a service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced new Test Automation Platform for DevOps that will be demoed at Velocity 2015. These new capabilities such as KPI Trends, Organizations and Projects, On-Premise Load Generator and Single Sign-On address the performance testing needs of organizations that are aligned with the DevOps culture. BlazeMeter will be attending and demoing its solutions at Velocity 2015, Booth #521, from May 27-29, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
In a recent Rackspace survey on DevOps, respondents said they are producing an average of 18 new applications and 50 upgrades or new features every year. To facilitate this continuous delivery, reliable test automation across the entire development lifecycle is becoming a fundamental requirement. Testing can no longer be siloed at the end of a project with Q&A. Today’s DevOps teams must be able to test as they iterate and develop, continuously, to identify and fix any issues as they occur.
Atlassian, BlazeMeter’s new customer, recognized the benefits of continuous test automation across the development lifecycle as quoted by Moosa Choudhry, Engineering Management: “As an agile development team, we need to make sure we catch application performance regressions as quickly as possible. After reviewing several performance testing vendors, BlazeMeter was the solution we selected to integrate into our Continuous Integration (CI) workflow. It provides us with the ability to test both of our products – HipChat Server (on-premise), and our cloud-based HipChat service.”
BlazeMeter’s Test Automation for DevOps solution delivers several key features, including KPI Trends. KPI Trends automatically provide reports that graphically display Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) – allowing users to easily identify trends over time across all of a test’s results. KPI metrics include Average Response Time from all recent reports and many more KPIs, such as Errors, Average Hits, Average Latency and Test Duration.
The Organizations and Projects feature allows companies to arrange their testing efforts to be in-line with their existing internal departmental and project structures, adhering to their corporate governance. This enables improved collaboration and sharing within project teams and organizations. Users can put their tests into Project folders and collaborate with colleagues within designated “Organizations”. Members of a specific Organization will be able to view, edit and execute all tests and reports created within it. Another important benefit is that users no longer need to share passwords.
“We are pleased that our new ‘Test Automation for DevOps’ features provide our customers easy-to-use and powerful tools for modern companies that are closely assimilated with the DevOps movement,” said, Alon Girmonsky, CEO and Founder of BlazeMeter. “As companies iterate faster every day, they need continuous performance testing solutions that sit across the whole development lifecycle and seamlessly integrate into a company’s Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment process and workflows.”
The improved On Premise Load Generator with newer Docker-based technology provides increased reliability and an easier installation process. Additionally, clients can now install multiple load generators on a single server, greatly reducing on-premise server costs.
The new Single Sign-On feature provides both the access and authentication control that companies need for third party services, as well as enabling new users within the organization to start using the service immediately.
BlazeMeter’s ‘Test Automation for DevOps’ new features are immediately available. Come visit us at Velocity 2015, Booth #521, May 27-29, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to see the new features in action. To view a video click here. A demo of these features can be scheduled by contacting BlazeMeter directly.