PALO ALTO, Calif.–March. 19, 2013Apica, a leading performance testing and monitoring provider for cloud and mobile applications, has partnered with open source management company, op5 to enhance the monitoring and testing of internal IT network systems. Through this partnership, enterprise developers, testers, and application owners will be able to test both the internal and external performance of their applications to get precise details on how the IT infrastructure is impacting the end-user experience.

“In today’s IT environment, with constantly changing systems, platforms, development tools, and hosting solutions, it has become increasingly challenging to build a flawless website or application,” says Sven Hammar, CEO of Apica. “The only way to truly understand how an application is performing is by testing both the internal network systems, including hardware and software, and the external performance from the customer perspective. Combined, these two views of performance provide the insight needed to optimize applications and proactively identify bottlenecks before they can impact performance. Together with op5, we have combined internal resource monitoring with customer perspective monitoring into one complete solution for IT professionals.”

op5 Monitor is a highly scalable and open-source monitoring solution that provides a unified view of the entire IT environment, including the current status and health of the network, applications, and cloud-based services, for successful IT management. No matter where business applications are running – physical servers, virtually in a SaaS environment, or in the cloud – op5 covers the entire network and its applications and services to locate problems when they occur. Integrated with Apica’s performance testing technology, op5 Monitor is a powerful solution for monitoring every vital component of a website or application infrastructure from inside and outside the network.

“Combining data from the end-user experience with that of the underlying network infrastructure, servers, and applications reduces both the time and resources needed by IT departments to analyze and fine-tune their web performance,” says Jan Josephson, CEO of op5. “Apica’s technology makes it possible to see exactly how an application is performing from the customer’s perspective, providing valuable insight to optimize scalability, responsiveness, and reliability. Through this strategic partnership, enterprise IT teams can improve the quality of their entire network to increase productivity, reduce risk, and ensure business performance.”


Apica provides the most effective technology for optimizing the performance of cloud and mobile applications. Apica offers companies and developers alike easy-to-use, cloud-based load testing and web performance monitoring tools to test applications for maximum capacity, daily performance, improved load times, and protection from peak loads. For more information about how Apica is providing the highest standard for cloud and mobile application performance management, visit


op5 is a market-leading developer of Open Source Management solutions. op5 develops and delivers enterprise-class software for monitoring and administration of the whole IT, from hardware and software to virtual or cloud-based services. The solution comes in a fully supported package called op5 Monitor. The architecture supports scalability from the small and business-critical IT to the very large IT with tens of thousands of actively controlled services.

op5 has customers all over the world such as Volvo, SAAB Industries, the Linde Group, Time Warner Cable, Electrolux, the Swedish Weather Service, DVB Bank, Swedish Television, Swedish Customs, and many other state & local authorities and municipalities.

op5 has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and partners around the world. For more information see Follow op5 on Twitter: @op5ab