redline13 is focused on bringing (Almost) Free Load Testing to the Cloud. We were inspired by the high price of load testing tools, or the lack of cloud-readiness of the free tools for load testing.
We provide a free and low fixed yearly cost for pay service that helps you setup and deploy load testing instances in your Amazon account. You have to pay for the load testing part of this on the spot instances – hence the (Almost). As an example: if you want to run a load test on 200 m1.small servers hitting your application or site, we can manage them as spot instances and it will cost you about $2.00 for an hour. That should give you enough horsepower to emulate 50,000 users continuously providing load. And we provide you with some pretty real time graphs and reports when you are done (and that part is free).
This is an endeavor by Stephen Sigwart,Bob Bickel and Richard Friedman. We developed this as part of our scalability efforts on RunSignUp. We thought it was so cool, we should share it with others. While this is an (almost) free service, we also offer a Pro version for a fixed price per year and a “curated source” license to End Users, OEM’s and Cloud Providers who want to run this in their own environment or want to fork the code for their own use. But feel free to use it for free on our site and provide us feedback so we can work on making it better.
Contact us at info at redline13 dot com.
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