Keynote Revamps Its Website Load-testing System

Linc Wonham
by Linc Wonham 02 Jun, 2010

Keynote Systems' new self-service load-testing tool, Test Perspective 3.0, has been redesigned and streamlined to give website owners results in minutes rather than days or weeks. Keynote has also tripled the load-testing capacity of the new system to 30,000 virtual users, so that companies can watch in real time as virtual users expose symptoms of system overload before real users visit their sites.

Test Perspective 3.0 includes guided workflows that take the guesswork out of configuring a website load test, and built-in demonstration scripts that allow customers to conduct their first test against Keynote's practice site in less than 15 minutes. The self-service testing solution allows business owners, Web operations teams, developers, quality assurance testers and third-party providers to simulate the arrival of up to 30,000 simultaneous visitors to their Web applications from outside the firewall. Scheduling, conducting and analyzing results of tests are all done in-house by your own team, without the need for software licenses, hosting arrangements or consultants.

Pricing starts at $2,000 for 100,000 Virtual User minutes, but Keynote is offering a free trial account that includes 3,000 Virtual User minutes over a period of two weeks. Go to to set up a free load-testing account.