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5 Steps to Keep APIs from Sabotaging Performance

Posted by Paola Moretto on Apr 11, 2018 10:39:41 AM

Many of the applications we all use every day leverage a number of 3rd party solutions via application programming interfaces, or, as they’re more commonly known, APIs. The steady transition from monolithic application architectures to distributed microservices has played a big role in the explosion of APIs. Once relegated to back-office processing, today API calls are mission-critical, enabling development teams to truly focus on the core differentiation for their application while leveraging state-of-the-art external services for everything else. The API economy is alive and well. And with the explosive growth of API usage, it has now become essential to ensure your API performance is up to snuff.

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Performance Testing for Our Modern, DevOps World

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Mar 27, 2018 10:51:00 AM

Performance testing used to be an optional aspect for most applications — something you did at the end, if you had time and you really cared. Now, it’s a must. User expectations today are much more sophisticated (you compete not only within your industry; your app is compared with everything else users experience online), and software is becoming more complex, with many third-party components deployed over cloud infrastructure. And this is not limited to the performance of your app. Your development process needs to be fast and agile to guarantee a faster time to market and rapid response to customers’ needs.

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Topics: DevOps

Short on Time and Resources? Get Help with Nouvola Managed Services

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Mar 26, 2018 11:47:52 AM

Do you...

  • know that performance is critical but don't have the time to invest in performance testing? 
  • Is your team oversubscribed with features and releases and you have concerns your site speed ?
  • Are you growing rapidly and going blind into peaks of traffic, yet never find the time to focus on adding performance testing to your development flow?
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Topics: Business

Nouvola Announces Worldwide Support for All 15 AWS Regions

Posted by Product Update on Mar 13, 2018 5:22:05 PM

And there is more! Nouvola is excited to announce six new regions, achieving parity with all the regions supported on AWS.  Starting today, customers can easily run their tests generating load from Paris, London, Canada, Ohio, Mumbai, and Seoul. So if you have a global presence and have users in these regions... get ready for unparalleled accuracy in performance testing!

The new regions bring the total number of geographic locations for Nouvola to 15 different locations around the world.

All the new regions are already live and included in any Nouvola DiveCloud paid tier at no extra charge. Check it out today and run your load tests and performance tests for your sites, apps and APIs!

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Topics: Product

Case Study: How 729 Solutions Made Their APIs Resilient to Large Bursts of Traffic

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Mar 6, 2018 2:34:05 PM

729 Solutions is one of the oldest development shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 729 Solutions team is made up of developers versed in every programming language from HTML and CSS to Java, Python and Ruby, and is entirely focused on Agile software development.

729 Solutions is engineering amazing technology every day. The ability to reliably measure and optimize performance proactively is very important for 729 Solutions, as is the speed of its development pipeline.

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Topics: Case Study

Automate Your Performance Testing with Jenkins

Posted by Product Update on Feb 13, 2018 6:00:23 PM

Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration are methodologies used by many companies these days for their software development lifecycle. It allows for quicker, more agile responses to customer needs and faster product improvements. A key factor in achieving these goals is automation. Most of the steps in the development lifecycle can be automated, and this includes testing. In fact, continuous integration and continuous deployment would not be possible without continuous testing. And testing, of course, means not just functional testing but also performance testing. After all, what good would it be to push out more frequent functional improvements only to have them throttle performance?

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Topics: DevOps

Nouvola Announces New Australia Region

Posted by Product Update on Jan 30, 2018 11:03:16 AM

Before you launch your web application or mobile app around the globe, you need to make sure you can deliver the best user experience possible. 

Nouvola is excited to announce its new Australia (Sydney) region. Starting today, customers can easily run their tests emulating virtual users in the new Australia region to measure latency at scale - no up-front expenses associated with operating your own infrastructure!

Sydney joins Singapore and Tokyo as the third region in Asia and as the ninth region for Nouvola DiveCloud worldwide, with more to come soon!

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Topics: Product

The CPU Catastrophe: How the World Lost 30% of Performance in One Day 

Posted by Paola Moretto on Jan 25, 2018 5:03:55 PM

Cloud Performance Hit of Meltdown and How to Address it in Five (Easy) Steps

2018 has started with a bang. Just a few days into the new year, the entire tech industry worldwide was hit by the news of widespread security vulnerabilities – appropriately named Meltdown and Spectre – and the related patches that had to be deployed to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Technology

Nouvola Achieves APN Advanced Technology Partner Status with AWS

Posted by Nouvola on Jan 19, 2018 10:46:38 AM

Nouvola today announced that it has become an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).  The Advanced designation is the highest level an APN Technology Partner can achieve, and it underscores Nouvola's ongoing commitment to serving AWS customers by providing proactive performance and load testing for their web, mobile, and API applications.

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Case Study: How cPacket Networks uses Nouvola to ensure outstanding end-to-end performance with continuous testing 

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Jan 17, 2018 1:17:31 PM

cPacket Networks is a company that develops high speed network performance monitoring systems. Thecompany develops its own ASICs and builds complete systems that leverage the unique capabilities of the HW.

The performance of cPacket’s system is of utmost importance to its users. The system itself has a distributed architecture and collects data from many endpoints in the network. Because of the nature of the architecture, performance bottlenecks can occur in multiple places. Nouvola makes it possible for cPacket to continuously test performance to ensure that the introduction of new hardware and software does not degrade the user experience, and to enable ongoing performance optimization of cPacket’s solution on multiple layers.

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Topics: Case Study

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