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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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Performance Testing White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Security, Performance, and Availability Monitoring Solutions for Today's Data Center
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the challenges MSPs face and how they can gain full visibility and control of their customers' entire infrastructure – servers, storage, virtualized server and storage, networks, security devices, applications and users – all from a single pane of glass.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

AccelOps Inc.

SQL Server Query Tuning for Oracle – Getting it Right the First Time
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations go above and beyond the raw data to uncover valuable performance tuning tips?Discover a proven process for query tuning for Oracle so that you can get it right the first time. Access now to get the 4 fundamental steps in the process.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

SQL Server Query Tuning for SQL Server – Getting it Right the First Time
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How can organizations go above and beyond the raw data to uncover valuable performance tuning tips? Discover a proven process for query tuning for SQL server so that you can get it right the first time. Access now to get the 4 fundamental steps in the process.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how the impact of endpoint security on virtualized environments is directly related to the achievable consolidation ratios (the number of virtual machines that can be run on each physical host).
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015


Jboss Enterprise Middleware Healthcheck Service
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how an enterprise middleware health check can help ensure your enterprise application platform is operating at maximum security and efficiency.
Posted: 29 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Red Hat

Managed Solutions for Red Hat JBoss Middleware
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how managed solutions can assist in deploying, managing, and monitoring middleware productions, applications and services.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

Red Hat

Ecommerce & Media Websites: A Custom Private Cloud to Handle Your Complex Website Requirements
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: E-commerce and media-rich websites require robust infrastructure, security, compliance, and high availability. A custom private cloud can handle these complex websites. Read this white paper to find out how to support the needs of these websites.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015


The Money Story
sponsored by NetSuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for seven stiflers that limit leadership's ability to know what is going on in the organization to make informed, insightful, and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015


Simplify HR to Drive Performance Leading HR Organization Share Their Strategies
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for six examples of different real-life examples of methods and strategies to drive performance.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Sep 2012


Where's the Next Growth Opportunity for Cloud and Hosting Providers?
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover concepts that provide direction to help cloud and managed hosting service providers think about where to place their three-to five-year technology bets.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015


Dell notebooks are the most reliable according to Customer Satisfaction Research
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this study, discover five key areas where enterprise customers value a notebook vendor and find out how Dell performed in each of the core areas of the study when compared to the market.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Accelerate Business Operations with Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to find out how you can accelerate business operations by implementing the cloud.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2014


Realizing the Value of Operational Analytics
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to find out how operational analytics can enable your business to analyze and mine streams of machine-generated data to provide real-time insight into enterprise operations.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Using containers to make application deployment easier
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how packaging applications with Linux containers addresses these problems related to application testing and provides an easier and faster application deployment model.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Red Hat

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015


Comparison Guide: Riverbed SteelCentral vs. Fluke Networks
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the primary functions under the "performance management" umbrella, from network mapping to end-user experience, and describes one company's approach to tackling all of the use cases and demands of IT in this arena.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

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


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


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


Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation
sponsored by Load DynamiX
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

Load DynamiX

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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


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.
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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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