Is application testing the on ramp for cloud computing? Savvis Inc. sees testing as key step towards broader adoption of on-demand computing, and has allied with SOASTA to provide a testing service for cloud applications. The alliance will allow Savvis to offer customers a “virtual test lab” as part of its new software as a service (SaaS) hosting platform and enablement services.
offers its testing environment as an on-demand service or as a hardware appliance, so Savvis customers preferring to test inside the firewall can use SOASTA to test locally and then deploy on Savvis’ platform.
”Cloud testing is a great entry point for companies looking to move into the Cloud as it replicates real world scenarios without the issues associated with production,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA. “In this time of economic uncertainty, companies are looking to reduce costs at every level. Internal test labs have long been money pits. Cloud testing not only reduces the cost of testing by about 60 percent but also provides better quality testing to ensure more reliable production applications.”
“With SOASTA CloudTest, we have further advanced our new SaaS enablement solutions to offer our customers a complete testing environment whether in the Cloud or behind the firewall,” said Larry Steele, Technical Vice President, SaaS Services, at Savvis. “SOASTA’s proven customer service and testing expertise allow us to provide our SaaS customers with a turnkey testing service that removes the need for an expensive in-house lab.”
Savvis (SVVS) 
recently launched a new hosting platform 
to help independent software vendors (ISVs) offer their products as hosted applications. The new platform is designed for ISVs entering the SaaS market and existing providers who want to outsource their IT infrastructure.
SOASTA is privately-held and based in Mountain View, Calif.
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