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What is Cavisson NetStorm?

Cavisson NetStorm is a powerful load testing solution that is designed to enable application developers to greatly improve the way their applications function. It employs advanced software that enables it to perform many different tasks. This flexibility gives administrators the ability to test their applications in the way that best meets their needs. Cavisson NetStorm offers users the ability to scale their testing environments. These aspects of the solution are only a couple of the reasons that this platform is the load testing tool of choice of several fortune 100 corporations.

Cavisson NetStorm Benefits

Some of the ways that organizations can benefit by deploying Cavisson NetStorm include:

  • Cost-effectiveness. Cavisson NetStorm is a cost-effective solution that is well worth the price. The wealth of features and the sort of tasks that Cavisson NetStorm can be employed to accomplish make it possible for organizations to create products that perform at peak effectiveness. It starts with a free trial that becomes a quote-based price.
  • Ease of use. Cavisson NetStorm is intuitive to use so that organizations do not need to formally train employees in its use. Its design saves developers time and makes organizations more productive.
  • High level of stability. Cavisson NetStorm users don’t need to be concerned that it will crash or suffer other performance-related issues when it handles large test loads. It is extremely stable and can easily handle heavy workloads without suffering from an outage. Administrators can let the solution do its work while maintaining peace of mind.
  • Gain deep insights into application behaviors. Administrators can leverage Cavisson NetStorm’s monitoring features to observe many different aspects of the application testing process. One such aspect is the way that the applications behave when they are exposed to certain environment types. Users can obtain in-depth insights as the tests run that will help them understand how their applications function in specific situations.

Cavisson NetStorm Features

Some of the many useful features Cavisson NetStorm has to offer include:

  • Diagnostic alert capabilities. Cavisson NetStorm allows users to create diagnostic warnings prior to the commencement of testing. These alerts warn users when deviations from their pre-set testing parameters are taking place. If the application is behaving in a way that is abnormal, these alerts will make sure that administrators are aware of what is going on.
  • Test result reporting tools. Cavisson NetStorm offers administrators the ability to create test result reports that can clearly lay out information belonging to a number of different categories. It has prefabricated reporting templates that enable users to illustrate the kinds of information that is most important to them.
  • Testing dashboards. Cavisson NetStorm comes with a central dashboard that can visually lay out various testing metrics for administrators to view. It also includes dashboards that enable users to view technical or business-related data exclusively.
  • Performance analysis. Cavisson NetStorm can analyze how specific components of the application are impacting its overall performance. If there is any portion that is negatively impacting its performance, Cavisson NetStorm’s analytical tools will find them so that administrators can remedy the problem.
Cavisson NetStorm Customers

Oracle, Macy's, Redbox, art.com, Pronto Networks, A10 Networks, Renesas, San Jose Medical Group

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reviewer1329360 - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance Architect at Kohl's
Real User
Has monitoring capabilities integrated into it to see the performance of components while the test is in the running phase
Pros and Cons
  • "NetStorm can generate high load with a single machine. Its Runlogic feature is very useful to send load to cover each and every flow of the application. NetStorm gives the feasibility of generating load with multiple load arrival models helping components to be tested based on its usage."
  • "The user interface had to be improved for the product. Its user interface should be made simple and easy to customize as per user needs."

What is our primary use case?

I have used NetStorm primarily for load generation to do load and stress tests on the desktop and mobile platforms of Kohls.com. I was able to generate high load with NetStorm which helped identify the performance bottlenecks of the applications in the project phase itself. NetStorm script can be generated on any environment and can be replayed to run load test on different environments. It has great features like Runlogic, autocorrelation, and monitoring capability associated inside it.

How has it helped my organization?

NetStorm had made Kohls.com very stable in the ATG platform as well as a cloud platform that Kohls didn't have any issues during the major holiday season like Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. NetStorm had been used to test each component of our application stack to its capacity and made sure Kohls.com site is always performing fast for the customers. We do breakpoint tests of each component using NetStorm and then perform the integrated solution performance test by running load, stress, and endurance tests.

What is most valuable?

NetStorm can generate high load with a single machine. Its Runlogic feature is very useful to send load to cover each and every flow of the application. NetStorm gives the feasibility of generating load with multiple load arrival models helping components to be tested based on its usage. NetStorm has monitoring capabilities integrated into it to see the performance of components while the test is in the running phase. One more great functionality is the ability to control the load runtime by increasing or decreasing the virtual users or pausing the users to keep on repeating the transactions without exiting.

What needs improvement?

The user interface had to be improved for the product. Its user interface should be made simple and easy to customize as per user needs. Integration with APM and log monitoring tools is good and easy but the user interface of the customization also needs improvement. 

One more feature which needs improvement are the ready reports. Its reports have great features but need to be customized which is not easy for a normal user. So ready reports should be given with templates which can just be used out of the box.

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For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using NetStorm for the past eight years and it is a great load generator tool.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

NetStorm is a highly stable product. All the features of the product can be used with no issues.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

NetStorm is having the capacity to scale high and generate more load using a single machine. One single NetStorm can be used to do a load or stress testing of multiple components. If you want load generation from multiple geo-locations, you can switch to the NetCloud load generator of the same organization.

How are customer service and support?

Customer service at Cavisson is 24 hours a day. Their support is so impressive as they respond within no time for any issue faced. They give utmost priority to the client and help us overcome the problems.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used multiple load generating tools before moving to NetStorm. NetStorm gave us the flexibility to generate load to different components differently using its VUser arrival rate models. Also, features like run logic progress, scenario progress, runtime comparison gave us more in-depth of performance bottlenecks.

How was the initial setup?

NetStorm setup is pretty straightforward and easy. You just need to runt he setup file given which can take care of setting all the configurations required. 

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was done along with the Vendor team. They are experts in implementing and servicing their suite of products. The team that implemented it in Kohls is highly skilled and confident.

What was our ROI?

We use NetStorm daily for doing load or stress tests and achieve capturing the performance bottlenecks of the applications during project level testing itself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NetStorm setup is so easy. It can be installed on any Linux or Unix box or windows machine on-Prem or cloud. I'm not so into the pricing of the product but heard that it is competitive and less when compared to other load generating tools. A single license of NetStorm can generate a high load to test multiple components at the same time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated different tools like Load Runner, Silk Performer but NetStorm and its company's product suite gives more integrated load generating, monitoring and analyzing capability.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great load generating tool with integrated monitoring capability. The company has a highly talented client support to provide their services round the clock.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Google
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reviewer1322382 - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance Engineer at Kohl's
Real User
Enhances application stability and response time during peak loads
Pros and Cons
  • "Designs dynamic scripts and scenarios, as per our requirements, which is one the most important feature available in NetStorm. It helps us to do performance testing of our application in a periodic way."
  • "Need to add or support some more APIs in the Script Manager window."

What is our primary use case?

  1. Checks application stability by generating load for a particular period of time. Environments: Real, QA, and dev for the Mosaic application.
  2. Designs scripts and scenario, as per requirements.
  3. Designs dynamic scripts.
  4. Capturing performance metrics related to timing and resources.
  5. Provides a performance report after a load test.
  6. Analysis can be done with the help of a page dump and a heap dump.
  7. Monitors the application in case of stress testing.

System is constantly observed in terms of its response time, resource usage, and reliability of functionality.

How has it helped my organization?

Enhances application stability and response time during peak loads. 

Designs dynamic scripts and scenarios, as per our requirements, which is one the most important feature available in NetStorm. It helps us to do performance testing of our application in a periodic way.

Its performance report provides detailed information about the application flow and makes it helpful to understand failed transaction flow.

What is most valuable?

  1. Load generation
  2. Designing scripts
  3. Recording scripts
  4. Dynamic scenarios
  5. Measuring system capacity
  6. Identifying bottlenecks of an application.
  7. The performance report after generating load and the comparison report analysis.
  8. Advance APIs, which are supported with use cases like MQ  and TIBCO.

It is a very good technology to use. It is easy to understand the dashboard. The navigation is easy, user-friendly, etc. 

What needs improvement?

More information could be provided on the help page.

More automation could be provided in NetStorm.

Need to add or support some more APIs in the Script Manager window.

It is more compatible with Chrome and Firefox than other browsers, which needs improvement.

Currently, it supports mostly web applications. Desktop application should support be included. 

NetStorm is a web based tool that works on HTTP and HTTPS Protocols.

NetStorm is a powerful tool but needs more information to be available on the Internet and Youtube on how to use it.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than three years.

How are customer service and technical support?

We get 24/7 support from Cavisson which helps in effective monitoring and finding performance bottlenecks.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes,  NeoLoad.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Google
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Rahul Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Performance Testing Lead at Paytm
Real User
Pre-identifies production issues so that they can be fixed before release
Pros and Cons
  • "This tool helps to focus on real-time transactions that occur at a very high rate."
  • "In the next release, we are looking for a JS instrumentation feature that would be helpful in identifying client-side issues at an early stage, or during testing."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for this solution is to simulate a large user base for testing the world's highest traffic e-commerce websites, such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, etc.

We used this tool to generate twenty-four thousand users to create a real-world scenario. One can achieve a higher number of users, as per the application's requirement.

How has it helped my organization?

This tool helps to focus on real-time transactions that occur at a very high rate. It pre-identifies production issues so that they can be fixed before release. It also helps to minimize or even eliminate production breakdown, which ultimately affects the core business.

What is most valuable?

There are many features that no other tool on the market provides but I would recommend using the different comparison metrics, the different real-world scenario creation ability, and the support for different protocols.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, we are looking for a JS instrumentation feature that would be helpful in identifying client-side issues at an early stage, or during testing.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used different solutions, but due to bad support or lack of advanced testing features, we have come to this solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NetStorm is priced well when compared to many well-known tools.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have compared many tools, and we finally identified "NetStorm" as the product that best suits our requirements. We could not find another such tool on the market.

What other advice do I have?

Over the past decade, the product team has continued working on improving and enhancing their tools. It is now widely used both across and outside the country by many Fortune 500 companies.

My hope is that they keep improving and stay competitive in the market.

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