Geography: North America
Having been on high visibility projects with and without performing load testing, having the results and validating our assumptions makes for a much less stressful launch.
, Technical Development Manager , Forum One
Forum One is a full service digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations to create the stunning designs, smart messaging and custom-built technology tools they need to realize their goals and extend their influence in the areas they care about most.
The White House enlisted the help of Forum One to manage all aspects of the redesign and launch of GlobalChange.gov, a government-backed initiative aimed at educating the public about climate change and its impact on the United States and its economy. Forum One needed a platform that would let it take scripts generated locally and execute them in the cloud in order to test and ensure the website could withstand hefty traffic.
CA BlazeMeter allowed Forum One to upload the scripts and run them from an environment that could generate a significant amount of load. These performance tests enabled them to instill confidence in achieving a problem-free launch.
In the first 48 hours alone, the site had 250,000 unique views. Following the initial traffic spike triggered by the launch, the website continues to attract 1,000-plus visitors a day. Not only did the site stand up to the severe traffic demands but it also received praise from presidential advisor John Podesta and across the social media networks.