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HP LoadRunner Hits the Cloud

Teams Up With Orasi Software and Skytap

HP, HP reseller Orasi Software and Skytap have teamed up to offer HP's LoadRunner software turnkey on Orasi new CloudPerform environment to do load and performance testing in Skytap's hybrid cloud.

It's the first time LoadRunner has been available on-demand in the cloud and with CloudPerform, users can instantly create a test environment generating large loads that simulate hundreds or thousands of concurrent users.

The widgetry is geared to a broad range of web applications.

Skytap and Orasi, which worked on it for months, have reportedly fine-tuned the VMs to provide the best TrueClient performance out there.

The cloud has been a God sent for test and dev teams and the companies that pay their bills, saving them the time and expense previously required to buy and install the hardware in-house, configure it, load it and set permissions.

Skytap cut its teeth on the test and dev user case and CloudPerform eliminates the complexity and expense of building specialized test environments. The widgetry is supposed to be available for load testing in under an hour.

Orasi has created a friendly point-and-click self-service portal for the stuff, which it will sell at the wave of a credit card, paying its two partners. It makes the HP LoadRunner application available on the Skytap cloud in as little as 24-hour licensed increments. Orasi will handle the support.

CloudPerform customers can share environments and get assistance from Orasi engineers via the Skytap Cloud.

Skytap was quick to point out that its customers to date have launched better than a million virtual machines using its cloud service. 

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