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Tricentis acquires load testing specialist Flood IO

28 July 2017
Software automation firm adds on-demand solution to meet the growing demand created by DevOps for “left-shifted” performance testing.

Tricentis, the California and Austria-based software test automation provider, has acquired Flood IO. Flood, launched only four years ago in Australia, has become rapidly established as: “the industry’s most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution” said Tricentis.

Flood’s technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and “shifts it left” with a simplified and highly-scalable approach, said Tricentis. Flood will be fully integrated with Tricentis’s own core test automation product, Tosca.

Flood enables DevOps teams to test how their applications scale with load generated from around the world, and test plans can be defined in open source tools such as JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium, or specified directly in the Flood interface. Over 5,000 companies globally already use Flood, the company added.

“Times have changed. Old performance testing approaches are too late, too heavy, and too slow for today’s lean, fast-paced delivery pipelines,” explained Sandeep Johri, CEO of Tricentis. “Yet, releasing updates without insight into their performance impact is incredibly dangerous in today’s world -- with competitors just a click away. Flood’s technology offers DevOps teams unparalleled flexibility for load testing early and continuously.”

Commenting on the sale of his company, Flood founder Tim Koopmans said: “Tricentis offers a fresh new approach to test automation that’s gained tremendous momentum. Their innovative technology has allowed them to unseat testing stalwarts like HPE UFT and become the testing tool of choice at top companies worldwide.”

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