Neotys, a leader in easy-to-use, cost-effective load & performance testing tools for web and mobile applications, today announced the release of NeoLoad 4.0, a major new revision of its load and performance testing solution, at the STAREAST Conference.
NeoLoad 4.0 delivers new collaboration capabilities and licensing options, new features for mobile and video applications testing plus improved on-demand cloud testing that provides a flexible “pay as you go” approach for performance testing mission-critical applications. This latest release makes enterprise load and performance testing more accessible to all businesses and organizations to address their evolving needs.
“The rapid adoption of mobile and cloud technologies are creating challenges for testing organizations that necessitate evolution in techniques and tools,” said Thomas Murphy, research director with Gartner. “Companies must stay on top of changing application topologies and delivery methods to ensure their testing tools provide the right technical match and value.”
NeoLoad is designed for Web and mobile applications to realistically simulate user activity and analyze server behavior. The solution allows users to test more quickly, efficiently and frequently, enabling faster deployment of Internet, intranet and mobile applications. NeoLoad supports all web architectures including the newest technologies such as HTML5, Flex, Silverlight, GWT and Ajax Push.
New Feature Highlights
New Collaboration Capabilities
NeoLoad now allows teams to work together on the same project with a shared repository, the Neotys Team Server. With version 4.0, several testers may be involved in the creation and the analyses of test cases which enable teams to save time and be more productive.
Enhanced Mobile Support
NeoLoad now has more specific features to test mobile versions of web applications as well as native mobile applications. Users can easily record the mobile version of web apps directly from their desktop browsers with an “Identify as” feature. Additionally, a network emulation feature now lets users select the mobile network to further increase the realism of the load generated.
Enhanced Video Support
NeoLoad now automatically detects video requests in a project and provides specific statistics related to the quality of the video playback (lag duration, time to start the video). Users can record and replay video requests using different protocols (HTTP, RTMP) and video formats (flv, avi, mpeg4…).
New Licensing Options
NeoLoad 4.0 is offered with new licensing options for increased flexibility to accommodate a range of use cases from multi-project environments to single per project rentals. New licenses will allow team members to share a license and run concurrent tests. The rental license is now more flexible by allowing non-consecutive days of testing.
With 4.0 we have eliminated the tradeoff between having to choose between an easy-to-use, cost effective performance tool and an enterprise class solution,” said Gerald Labie, CEO, Neotys USA. “NeoLoad’s new features extend the benefit of faster testing to large testing teams and enterprises. Combining automated capabilities and integrated cloud testing with broad technology support including mobile and RIA protocols, NeoLoad helps organizations improve productivity of their testing teams while reducing business risk across all their web and mobile apps. Delivering this at an affordable price makes it a true ‘enterprise for all’ solution.”
Pricing and Availability
NeoLoad 4.0 is available immediately. Pricing is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of requirements and budgets. Interested parties can also download a free trial version.