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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 
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7 Measures of Scalability for your Next-Generation Firewall (Gov)
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to build a massively scalable next-generation firewall (NGFW) in this comprehensive white paper. It also outlines the kind of technical innovations needed to produce a massively scalable NGFW, and results from a benchmark test comparing the four leading next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell Software

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Five Strategies for Testing Mobile Applications
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: If your mobile applications perform poorly, are unreliable, or otherwise don't live up to user expectations, there are plenty of competitors ready to take their places. So how can you develop mobile apps at a rapid pace while finding time to properly test them?
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SOASTA, Inc

The Top 10 Tips to Improve Web Application Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Development and testing teams face unparalleled pressure to ensure top performance of the software they create. In this white paper, explore 10 top issues that dev and test teams should consider in order to optimize their testing efforts and ensure maximum performance from Web applications.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Engineer Application Performance From the Start
sponsored by Compuware
WHITE PAPER: By focusing on application performance early, you can identify and eliminate performance and scalability issues well before final testing. Access this resource to explore performance-engineering methods to use during development, and how continuous integration can help you maintain quality throughout development without sacrificing agility.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Compuware

Fixed Before It's Broken - The Art and Science of Predictive Maintenance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access the following infographic to uncover how predictive maintenance can effectively assure asset performance and production quality, ultimately enabling maximized value at every step in the production process.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

IBM

How Hancock Fabrics gets more IOPs without SSDs
sponsored by Infinio
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can get “new hardware” performance without the expense of additional disks, controllers and SSDs.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Infinio

The Total Economic Impact™ of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this Forrester report to explore the total economic impact of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation tools. Read on to explore the benefits, costs, and associated risks of investing in these service virtualization technologies.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

How to Build a Massively Scalable Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to build a massively scalable next-generation firewall (NGFW) in this comprehensive white paper. It also outlines the kind of technical innovations needed to produce a massively scalable NGFW, and results from a benchmark test comparing the four leading next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell Software

Build and Test for the Evolving Mobile User Experience
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Testing mobile apps isn't always easy, with shrinking development cycles and a plethora of devices to test for. In this resource, discover why mobile app performance is a top concern for retailers and other customer-centric businesses, and learn why traditional testing methods fail to meet the five requirements for mobile app testing.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Improving Windows Client Performance and Security: An Impact Comparison of AC and Traditional AV
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This Tolly Test report compares the effectiveness of both anti-virus and application control solutions to help you decide which would work best for your enterprise. View now to uncover which approach provides greater performance across diverse workloads and protects against more threats to keep your endpoints safe and secure.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 03 May 2013

Lumension

A Rational approach to integration testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn strategic approaches to integration testing that will mitigate the risks of system change and improve quality.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

IBM

Performance and Troubleshooting with esxtop
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource introduces and gives examples of how the esxtop utility can help address performance problems.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

Global Knowledge

Miercom Lab Testing Summary Report: Enterprise Firewall
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Read this enterprise firewall research report to see a comparison of security service vendor products in relation to TCP and UDP throughput performance based on real case studies, as well as IPv6 and IPS capabilities.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Cisco

Xangati VDI Dashboard Overview
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This webcast explores a VDI “dashboard” system that can allow you to monitor and actively maintain clients, desktops, hosts, application servers and more.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Xangati

VDI Customer Case Study: Euclid Insurance
sponsored by Xangati
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how one organization was able to leverage a performance management solution to monitor their virtual environment, locate problem-causing elements and prevent them from causing further issues for IT and users.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Xangati

Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation
sponsored by LoadDynamix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a cost-efficient performance validation approach designed to deliver high performance, practical and accurate workloads, and increased decision-making speed.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

LoadDynamix

Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper presents the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for a VMware View based VDI solution.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Reduce risk of applicationfailures: HP Testing and QA Services At A Glance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to learn more about how you can deliver quality management and testing services to eliminate waste in the systems engineering process and reduce the risk of system outages from software failures.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents best practice configurations for integrating flash with a block storage virtualization appliance. It also details the potential performance gains that such systems can provide and information about your options for cache usage and real-time compression.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

IBM

Network Forensics in a 10G World
sponsored by WildPackets, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines the challenges inherent to 10G network forensics, explains why traditional network analysis is ineffective, and offers guidance on how to build and deploy effective forensics in a 10G world.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

WildPackets, Inc.

Killer Apps Survey 2013
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight into the current state of application performance problems and discover how application performance management is critical to overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 28 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To support effective collaboration, IT teams need to unify and expedite the delivery of SAP and other critical business systems. In this resource, learn how to leverage an ALM platform and other tools that help your respond to the difficulty of managing change in SAP environments quickly and without breaking the bank.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Performance testing for mobile applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews key mobile trends and analyzes how performance testers must change their testing methodologies to ensure they are accounting for thechanges caused by mobile usage.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company
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PERFORMANCE TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate, bandwidth, throughput, efficiency or reliability. Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottlenecks. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will … 
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