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Dan Bartow


At SOASTA, Dan Bartow is Vice President of Product Management for the industry leading and award-winning product CloudTest. Prior to joining SOASTA, Dan was Senior Manager of Engineering at Intuit where his team was responsible for the speed and stability of TurboTax Online. During the past decade he has been responsible for the performance of websites for dozens of leading consumer brands. Dan has set multiple industry precedents including launching the world's largest stateful JBoss cluster and using more than 2,000 cloud computing cores to generate load against a live website. He is credited with authoring the industry’s first testing in production methodology. A frequent industry presenter Dan has given highly rated keynote, tutorial and track sessions at leading testing and cloud computing conferences.

Speaker Presentations
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Production Performance Testing in the Cloud

Testing in production for online applications has evolved into a critical component of successful performance testing strategies. Dan Bartow explains the fundamentals of cloud computing, its application to full-scale performance validation, and the practices and techniques needed to design and execute a successful testing-in-production strategy. Drawing on his experiences, Dan describes the methodology he has used for testing numerous online applications in a production environment with minimal disruption.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 3:00pm
Performance Testing
Create a One-Page Capacity Model for High-Traffic Web Applications

In the test lab and in production everything hinges on looking at the right performance metrics. A common problem for engineering teams is that they don’t know what metrics they should be analyzing. It’s easy to get lost in an ocean of data from disparate monitoring tools and end up with no answers to the simplest questions about performance and capacity. The reality is that to build an effective capacity model, engineers only need to track three key metrics from each tier.