On-demand test and measurement solutions provider Keynote Systems (www.keynote.com) announced on Wednesday it has released the results of a survey it conducted at this week's AJAX World Conference (http://ajaxworld.com).
The study found that 48 percent of the 600 conference attendees surveyed have already deployed, or plan to deploy applications or services via Cloud Computing or SaaS in the next six months.
Keynote says these results reflect the increased interest in SaaS and using the Cloud Computing implementation model, but that companies are also planning to use more cost-effective application delivery models with the shaky economy.
Participants ranked performance as their top concern in providing a positive Web experience, while also citiny fast access to content and applications, and security of applications as other concerns.
Only half of the survey respondents currently have a testing and monitoring solution to help ensure a positive user experience.
The participants cited budget constraints and a lack of internal resources to manage a performance monitoring solution as reasons why companies do not have a solution in place.
"The results of our AJAX World survey reflect the market need for an Internet test and measurement solution to monitor complex Web applications delivered via SaaS and on cloud platforms," says Vik Chaudhary, vice president of product management and corporate development at Keynote. "Keynote with its infrastructure of more than 240 test and measurement locations worldwide is well positioned to lead this market, so companies that need to test their applications don't need to build that infrastructure themselves."
Earlier this week, Keynote announced it will provide its cloud infrastructure offering to any Web team concerned with their end users' experience free access to Keynote Internet Testing Environment, the company's recently launched product for testing and analyzing the performance of Web applications across the Internet cloud.
KITE, which has already seen more than 1,000 downloads, offers both instant testing from the desktop and from a pre-selected group of geographic locations in North America, Europe and Asia.
By Justin Lee
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