Load Testing & Monitoring SPDY Servers

SPDY is an open networking protocol developed by Google as part of their „Let’s make the web faster“ initiative and embraced by big web players like Facebook and Twitter. It improves the response times of websites through use of compression, multiplexing and prioritization.

Recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera and all available browsers for the Android platform support SPDY to leverage the servers which are SPDY enabled to speed-up their existing applications.

SPDY has an Impact on Servers

SPDY relies on one unique encrypted socket. It means that your server and network equipment are loaded differently. The SSL encrypted communication uses more CPU than HTTP and loading a web page requires fewer sockets.

Why a SPDY Enabled Testing Solution?

The page loading time improvements you get with SPDY greatly depends on the structure of the web page (number of requests, how JavaScript is used, etc.). Similarly, the impact of SPDY on the servers greatly varies according to the application.

As a consequence, testing under load and monitoring in production are the only ways to verify that your SPDY enabled servers will handle the expected number of simultaneous users and continue to deliver that level of performance in production.

Neotys is SPDY Enabled!

Neotys has the exclusive ability to generate SPDY traffic and allows you to mix users with a SPDY-capable browser and non-SPDY users. This allows you to check your SPDY enabled servers under realistic conditions so you can deploy into production with total confidence.


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