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HP moves load testing software to the cloud

Colin Neagle | Feb. 8, 2012
With the release of its new LoadRunner in the Cloud application load testing solution, HP aims to provide the flexibility of software-as-a-service in tools that traditionally entailed substantial investments to implement.

"It's a completely different world, but at the same time all of these applications have the same issue - they have to perform when end users log into the website or download a mobile app or attempt to use these applications," Morgan says.

Entering the cloud-based market for its application testing products is a step in the right direction for HP, Ballou says. Being the current leader with 39% of the market the release of LoadRunner in the Cloud broadens its stance in a new sector that appears set for consistent growth in the coming years.

HP's success in this initiative, though, will rely on how well it plays with its new partners, Ballou says.

"This is a good move for HP to address an area of the market so far mostly untapped by them as an enterprise provider," Ballou says. "The price points are attractive for the partners to enable them to build out offerings for their customer base. The key determining factors will be how well the partners execute in delivering the solutions, how they build out their augmented offerings, and the resulting benefits and expenses to the clients served by the partnership."


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